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Sack of Eregion

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Sack of Eregion
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Conflict: War of the Elves and Sauron
Date: S.A. 1697
Place: Realm of Eregion
Outcome: Destruction of Eregion by Sauron's forces
Combatants

Elves and Dwarves

Sauron's forces

Commanders
Strength

Thousands of Noldor and Dwarves

Thousands of Orcs, Evil Men, and other creatures of Sauron

Casualties

Thousands of Elven civilians and warriors including Celebrimbor, and some Dwarves

Unknown

The Sack of Eregion was the campaign in which Sauron destroyed Eregion for not giving him the three Elven Rings of power and scattered the Elves that lived there.

Contents

[edit] Background

[edit] Opposing Forces

Sauron commanded a great host of evil men, orcs, and other creatures. No number can be certain, but considering the time it likely was a force of many tens of thousands. Enough to be able to challenge and destroy not just Hollin, but the great kingdoms of Lindon and Khazad-dûm.

As with Sauron's forces it cannot be certain the number of troops the Elves or Dwarves deployed. However it can be speculated that there were at least several thousand Elves, and several thousand Dwarves; whose inhabitants in Khazad-dûm were at their height.

[edit] The Battle

[edit] Aftermath

[edit] References