Náin became King of the Dwarves of Durin shortly after the end of the Watchful Peace, when Sauron returned to Mirkwood from out of the East. The majority of Durin's Folk at this time dwelt in the Grey Mountains, which had been their home since Thorin I had moved there from Erebor in order to mine their riches. During his time, Orcs increased in the Misty Mountains, and the Éothéod removed from their northern lands adjacent to the Grey Mountains to settle in Calenardhon. Towards the end of Náin's reign dragons from the wastes to the north began to come south and make war on the Dwarves.
- ↑ J.R.R. Tolkien, The Lord of the Rings, Appendix A, "Durin's Folk"
- ↑ Chester Nathan Gould, "Dwarf-Names: A Study in Old Icelandic Religion", published in Publications of the Modern Language Association of America, Vol 44 (1929), issue #4, pp. 939-967
House of Durin
|King of Durin's Folk|
T.A. 2488 – 2585