Talk:Battle of Sarn Athrad
Does anybody know anything on this battle? I know about every battle in Middle-earth but this one. Dwarf Lord
- Between the Dwarves of Nogrod after destroying Menegroth and Beren with his allies the Ents and the elves of Ossiriand. Quote from the Sil:
- "Then Beren arose and left Tol Galen, and summoning to him Dior his son they went north to the River Ascar; and with them went many of the Green-elves of Ossiriand. Thus it came to pass that when the Dwarves of Nogrod, returning from Menegroth with diminished host, came again to Sarn Athrad, they were assailed by unseen enemies; for as they climbed up Gelion's banks burdened with the spoils of Doriath, suddenly all the woods were filled with the sound of elven-horns, and shafts sped upon them from every side. There very many of the Dwarves were slain in the first onset; but some escaping from the ambush held together, and fled eastwards toward the mountains. And as they climbed the long slopes beneath Mount Dolmed there came forth the Shepherds of the Trees, and they drove the Dwarves into the shadowy wood of Ered Lindon: whence, it is said, came never one to climb the high passes that led to their homes. In that battle by Sarn Athrad Beren fought his last fight, and himself slew the Lord of Nogrod, and wrested from him the Necklace of the Dwarves; but he dying laid his curse upon all the treasure. Then Beren gazed in wonder on the selfsame jewel of Fëanor that he had cut from Morgoth's crown, now shining set amid gold and gems by the cunning of the Dwarves; and he washed it clean of blood in the waters of the river. And when all was finished the treasure of Doriath was drowned in the River Azcar, and from that time the river was named anew, Rathlóriel, the Goldenbed; but Beren took the Nauglamír and returned to Tol Galen. . ."
- ― The Silmarillion, Of the Ruin of Doriath
- That's it, I guess. --Narfil Palùrfalas 12:58, 14 September 2006 (EDT)