Broadbeams

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Broadbeams
People
"Broadbeam dwarf" by Ben Wootten
General Information
LocationsEither Belegost or Nogrod or both, Khazad-dûm[1], Blue Mountains
AffiliationFirebeards
LanguagesKhuzdul, Sindarin
MembersEither Azaghâl or Telchar and Gamil Zirak
GalleryImages of Broadbeams

The Broadbeams were one of the seven houses of the Dwarves. They were originally paired with the Firebeards. The ancestor of the Broadbeams was among the oldest of the Seven Fathers of the Dwarves (together with the ancestors of the Firebeards and Longbeards).[2]

The Broadbeams (with the Firebeards) awoke in the Blue Mountains and lived there throughout the history of their people. These two houses built the great Dwarven cities of Nogrod and Belegost in the Blue Mountains, and dwelt in them before their ruining in the War of Wrath. It is not clear whether they shared the two cities or whether each house dwelt in its own.[3] In an earlier version of the legendarium the two cities are clearly inhabited by separate houses; however, Belegost is said to be the home of the Longbeards.[4]

In the Second Age, around the year 40,[5] the Firebeards and Broadbeams who lived in Nogrod and Belegost left the destruction behind and came to Khazad-dûm, increasing its wealth and power.[6]

However, there always remained some Dwarves on the eastern side of the Blue Mountains in days afterwards.[7]

Portrayal in adaptations

2002-5: The Lord of the Rings Roleplaying Game:

The House corresponding to the Broadbeams is called Linnar's Folk, said to reside mainly in the Iron Hills during the late Third Age.[8]
The "Landorrim" in The Lord of the Rings Online

2021: The Lord of the Rings Online:

The native Dwarves of the Blue Mountains were first introduced in the form of the villainous "Dourhand" clan, but a later update introduced the true House corresponding to the Broadbeams: the Landorrim, "long allies of Durin's Folk". Their banners depict a tree with a think trunk and branches.
The Ring of this House was either "Úrya" or "Vanya", both of which were devoured by the great Worm, "Fingar the Greedy", a survivor of the War of Wrath.
At the start of the War of the Dwarves and Orcs, the Landorrim and their King, "Agni the Wild", swiftly answered Thráin's summons and marched from the Blue Mountains. Agni fell in the Battle of Azanulbizar and was succeeded by his son "Onúr".

See also

References

Dwarven Clans
Longbeards · Firebeards · Broadbeams · Ironfists · Stiffbeards · Blacklocks · Stonefoots · (Petty-dwarves)