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Siege of Utumno

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(From: Silmarillion; Of the Coming of the Elves and the Captivity of Melkor, Utumno described as a "long, grievous siege".)
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| forces2= Balrogs, other various demons.
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| casual1= Severe
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| casual2= Near total

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"...It is a long tale..." — Aragorn
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Siege of Utumno
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Conflict: War for Sake of the Elves
Date: VY 1092-VY 1099
Place: Utumno, North of Aman
Outcome: Decisive victory for Valarian forces

Valar and Maiar of Valinor

Forces of Melkor


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Måns Björkman - Morgoth design.pngMorgoth John Howe - Icon Mordor 1 small.pngSauron


Valarian forces of Aman

Balrogs, other various demons.



Near total

The Siege of Utumno was a great battle between Morgoth and the Valar. The forces of the Valar were able to storm the dark and icy fortress. They drove Melkor into the depths of Utumno. Eventually Utumno was captured and leveled, and Melkor was taken to the Halls of Mandos, bound by the great chain Angainor. He was taken back to Valinor for judgment before Manwë.