Sacking of Mount Gundabad
|Sacking of Mount Gundabad|
|Conflict: War of the Dwarves and Orcs.|
|Date: 2793-2798 of the Third Age. Most the first few years.|
|Place: Mount Gundabad|
|Outcome: The Coalition of Dwarves wipe out all the Orcs they can find in the mountain and plunder it of any treasure or valuables.|
Unknown Orc Chieftain(s) Maybe Azog but fleed after battle.
Unknown, but likely 15,000 or so Dwarves of all Seven houses.
Unknown. As the capitol, likely thousands.
Obliterated. All that were found.
The murder of Thrór, the former king of the Longbeards, by the Orc chieftain Azog in T.A. 2790 sent a shockwave throughout the Dwarven race unlike any before. At his son Thráin II's behest, all Seven Houses were rallied, and in three years the host was gathered and set out to avenge the elder father of their race.
It is insinuated that when the coalition set out for war the first place targeted was Mount Gundabad. For the war lasted six years, and the Dwarves campaign seems to have been one that started in the far north (Gundabad) and place by place, they made their way south (the Gladden). It can therefore be assumed that Gundabad was set upon in the outset (may be one to two years).
The once great dwarf mansion was probably stormed through the front gate, and maybe even secret passages like found at Erebor which Thror escaped Smaugs wrath.
The Dwarves annihilated the Orcs they could find at Gundabad, but with their host continuing on the crusade of vengeance down the Misty Mountains the land was left empty and (at some point) during or after the War's end in 2799 the Orcs of the Misty Mountains returned to their self-proclaimed capitol, and reestablished it as a stronghold and hub.