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Kings of Khazad-dûm

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* [[Durin IV]] (presumably)
 
* [[Durin IV]] (presumably)
 
* [[Durin V]] (presumably)
 
* [[Durin V]] (presumably)
* [[Durin VI]] - the king whose Dwarves delved to deep into the earth in their search for ''[[mithril]]'' and awoke a [[Durin's Bane|Balrog]]. He was killed shortly after its release in {{TA|1980}}.
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* [[Durin VI]] - the king whose Dwarves delved too deep into the earth in their search for ''[[mithril]]'' and awoke a [[Durin's Bane|Balrog]]. He was killed shortly after its release in {{TA|1980}}.
 
* [[Náin I]] - who was king for less than a year before he too was killed by the Balrog. Durin's folk then fled their ancestral home and Khazad-dûm became known as [[Moria]], the "Black Pit".
 
* [[Náin I]] - who was king for less than a year before he too was killed by the Balrog. Durin's folk then fled their ancestral home and Khazad-dûm became known as [[Moria]], the "Black Pit".
 
*([[Balin]] led a [[Balin's Colony|colony]] that attempted to retake Moria in {{TA|2989}}. Balin was a descendent of Durin, but not of the senior male line of descent, while the King of Durin's Folk was [[Dáin Ironfoot]]. As such, Balin ruled only as '''[[Lord of Moria]]''' and only for five years.)
 
*([[Balin]] led a [[Balin's Colony|colony]] that attempted to retake Moria in {{TA|2989}}. Balin was a descendent of Durin, but not of the senior male line of descent, while the King of Durin's Folk was [[Dáin Ironfoot]]. As such, Balin ruled only as '''[[Lord of Moria]]''' and only for five years.)

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The King of Khazad-dûm (Sindarin: Aran Moria) was typically the King of Durin's Folk who also ruled Khazad-dûm, the greatest dwarf kingdom of the Longbeard clan.

Founded in the Years of the Trees by Durin the Deathless, the kingdom lasted for thousands of years before its people were driven into exile by a Balrog in T.A. 1980. The defeat of Durin's Bane and Sauron in the War of the Ring might have allowed Durin VII to reclaim their ancestral home sometime in the Fourth Age.

[edit] List of known Kings

While sixty or more kings might have ruled Khazad-dûm through the ages, only nine have been recorded:

Kings of Durin's Folk
Durin I* (Y.T.) · Durin II* · Durin III* (fl. S.A. 1600) · Durin IV* · Durin V* · Durin VI* (until T.A. 1980) · Náin I* (1980 - 1981) · Thráin I (1981 - 2190) · Thorin I (2190 - 2289) · Glóin (2289 - 2385) · Óin (2385 - 2488) · Náin II (2488 - 2585) · Dáin I (2585 - 2589) · Thrór (2585 - 2790) · Thráin II (2790 - 2850) · Thorin II Oakenshield (2850 - 2941) · Dáin II Ironfoot (2941 - 3019) · Thorin III Stonehelm (T.A. 3019 - Fourth Age) · Durin VII (Fourth Age)*
* Kings of Khazad-dûm · Kings under the Mountain