Kings of Khazad-dûm
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While sixty or more kings might have ruled Khazad-dûm through the ages, only nine have been recorded:
- Durin the Deathless, the founder and first King of Khazad-dûm before the First Age.
- Durin II, during whose time the Dwarves of Khazad-dûm traded with Men of the Vales of Anduin.
- Durin III, who was a friend of the Elves of Ost-in-Edhil and was given the first of the Seven Rings by Celebrimbor. He later sealed the Doors of Durin when Sauron destroyed Ost-in-Edhil in S.A. 1697.
- Durin IV, of whom Tolkien said little.
- Durin V, of whom Tolkien said little.
- Durin VI, the king when the Dwarves delved to deep into the earth in their search for mithril and awoke a Balrog. He was killed shortly after its release in T.A. 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".
- Balin, who attempted to retake Moria, but could only hold it for five years. Although a descendent of Durin, he was the only king that was not of the senior male line of descent (see Line of Durin's folk).
- Durin VII, who was said to have returned to Moria and refounded Khazad-dûm in the Fourth Age, but his exploits were never recorded.
|Kings of Durin's Folk|
|Durin I* (First Age) · Durin II* · Durin III* (mid-Second Age) · 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*|
|* Kings of Khazad-dûm · † Kings under the Mountain|