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| conflict=[[War for Sake of the Elves]]
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| date=[[Valian Year 1092|VY 1092]]-[[Valian Year 1099|VY 1099]]
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| place=[[Utumno]], North of Aman
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| result= Decisive victory for Valarian forces
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| casual1= Unknown (but likely severe)<!-- Silmarillion; Of the Coming of the Elves and the Captivity of Melkor, Utumno described as a "long, grievous siege" -->
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The '''Siege of Utumno''' was a great battle between [[Morgoth]] and the [[Valar]]. Eventually [[Utumno]] was captured and leveled, and Morgoth was taken to the [[Halls of Mandos]] in chains.
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The '''Siege of Utumno''' was a great series of battle between [[Morgoth]] and the [[Valar]]. The forces of the Valar were able to storm the dark and icy fortress after many years of prolonged fighting, immensely bloody on both sides. They drove Melkor into the depths of [[Utumno]], where [[Tulkas]] and Melkor fought with one another before Tulkas cast him down. 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.
  
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Siege of Utumno
Roger Garland - Melkor chained.jpg
Conflict: War for Sake of the Elves
Date: VY 1092-VY 1099
Place: Utumno, North of Aman
Outcome: Decisive victory for Valarian forces
Combatants

Valar and Maiar of Valinor

Forces of Melkor

Commanders

FirstdawnoftheSun Taniquetil cropped-TNasmith.jpg Oromë

Strength

Valarian forces of Aman

Balrogs, other various demons.

Casualties

Unknown (but likely severe)

Near total

The Siege of Utumno was a great series of battle between Morgoth and the Valar. The forces of the Valar were able to storm the dark and icy fortress after many years of prolonged fighting, immensely bloody on both sides. They drove Melkor into the depths of Utumno, where Tulkas and Melkor fought with one another before Tulkas cast him down. 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.