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Battle of the Powers

Battle of the Powers
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Conflict: War for Sake of the Elves
Date: Y.T. 1090-Y.T. 1092
Place: Northwest of Middle Earth
Outcome: Victory for Valian forces

Valar and Maiar of Valinor

Forces of Morgoth


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Valian forces of Aman

Balrogs, creatures of Melkor


Unknown, probably light


The Battle of the Powers was the great battle between the Valar and Melkor that took place soon after the awakening of the Elves.

[edit] History

The battle was fought mainly because the Elves awakened, and needed deliverance from Melkor's interference. The forces of Valinor easily triumphed in this battle. Melkor was driven from Middle Earth back to his fortress of Utumno, and a guard was placed over Cuiviénen to protect the newly-awakened Firstborn from his evil influence. However, this battle marred the area upon which it was fought. Its landscape was changed forever.[1]


  1. J.R.R. Tolkien, Christopher Tolkien (ed.), The Silmarillion, "Quenta Silmarillion: Of the Coming of the Elves and the Captivity of Melkor"