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Sack of Bar-en-Danwedh

Sack of Bar-en-Danwedh
Conflict: War of the Jewels
Date: F.A. 489
Place: Amon Rûdh
Outcome: Morgoth victory

Túrin's band of outlaws

Forces of Morgoth


Unknown Orc captain


Dozens of Túrin's outlaws



All but Túrin, Beleg, and Andvír


The Sack of Bar-en-Danwedh occurred when, betrayed by Mîm the Petty-dwarf, the outlaws of Túrin Turambar were massacred in Bar-en-Danwedh (House of Ransom) in Amon Rûdh by orcs. Túrin was bound in nets and taken alive towards Angband. Beleg was also bound, but was left there to lie, until Andróg cut him free.[1] The only other survivor was Andvír, son of Andróg.[2]


  1. J.R.R. Tolkien, Christopher Tolkien (ed.), The Children of Húrin, "The Death of Beleg", pp. 149-150
  2. J.R.R. Tolkien, Christopher Tolkien (ed.), The War of the Jewels, "Part Three. The Wanderings of Húrin and Other Writings not forming part of the Quenta Silmarillion: II. Ælfwine and Dírhaval", p. 311