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Cold-drakes

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Cold-drakes
Race
Kevin Ward - Cold-drake.jpg
Kevin Ward - True Cold-drake
General Information
OriginsBred by Morgoth in Angband
LocationsAngband, Northern Waste, Withered Heath, Grey Mountains
AffiliationMorgoth
RivalriesDwarves of the Grey Mountains
Physical Description
Lifespan"Long and slow"[1]
DistinctionsCould not breathe fire

Cold-drakes were dragons that could not breathe fire. Morgoth bred and used cold-drakes in First Age. After the War of Wrath, some cold-drakes were found in the waste north of the the Grey Mountains.

As the millennia passed, their numbers grew, until they became a serious threat in the later centuries of the Third Age to the Dwarves that mined the Grey Mountains.[2] In T.A. 2589, Dáin I, King of Durin's Folk, and his second son Frór were slain at the gates of their halls by a Cold-drake.[3] The attacks of these fearsome creatures persuaded the Dwarves to migrate eastwards from the Grey Mountains, and it was soon afterward that their realms in the Iron Hills and at Erebor were established.

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References

  1. J.R.R. Tolkien, Christopher Tolkien (ed.), The Silmarillion, "Quenta Silmarillion: Of the Return of the Noldor"
  2. J.R.R. Tolkien, The Lord of the Rings, Appendix A, "Durin's Folk"
  3. J.R.R. Tolkien, The Lord of the Rings, Appendix A, "Durin's Folk"