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Kings of Khazad-dûm

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The '''King of Khazad-dûm''' (''[[Sindarin|S.]]'' '''''Aran Moria''''') was the [[King of Durin's Folk]] who ruled from his seat at [[Moria|Khazad-dûm]], the greatest [[Dwarves|Dwarf]]-city of the [[Longbeards]].  
The '''King of Khazad-dûm''' ([[Sindarin]]: '''''[[Aran]] Moria''''') was typically the [[Kings of Durin's Folk|King of Durin's Folk]] who also ruled [[Moria|Khazad-dûm]], the greatest [[Dwarves|dwarf]] kingdom of the [[Longbeards|Longbeard]] clan.  
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Founded in the [[Years of the Trees]] by [[Durin|Durin the Deathless]], the kingdom lasted for thousands of years before its people were driven into exile by a [[Balrog]] in {{TA|1980}}. The defeat of [[Durin's Bane]] and [[Sauron]] in the [[War of the Ring]] might have allowed [[Durin VII]] to reclaim their ancestral home sometime in the [[Fourth Age]].
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Founded in the [[Years of the Trees]] by [[Durin the Deathless]], the kingdom lasted for thousands of years before its people were driven into exile by a [[Balrog]] in {{TA|1980}}. However, according to prophecy, [[Durin VII]] reclaimed his ancestral throne sometime after {{FoA|171}}.<ref group="note">The mention of Durin's name as a prophecy in the [[Appendix A]], and considering that the Appendix derives from the [[Red Book]] (copied {{FoA|171}}), seems to suggest that he was probably born, or emerged, after that date.</ref>
  
==List of known Kings==
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==List of Kings==
 
While sixty or more kings might have ruled Khazad-dûm through the ages, only nine have been recorded:
 
While sixty or more kings might have ruled Khazad-dûm through the ages, only nine have been recorded:
  
* [[Durin|Durin the Deathless]] - the founder and first King of Khazad-dûm in the [[First Age]].
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* [[Durin|Durin the Deathless]] - the founder and first King of Khazad-dûm in the [[Elder Days]].
* [[Durin II]] - during whose time the Dwarves of Khazad-dûm traded with [[Men]] of the [[Vales of Anduin]].
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* [[Durin II]]
* [[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 {{SA|1697}}.
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* [[Durin III]] - who was a friend of the [[Elves of Eregion]] and was given the [[Ring of Thrór|first]] of the [[Seven Rings]] by [[Celebrimbor]]. He later sealed the [[Doors of Durin]] when [[Sauron]] destroyed [[Eregion]] in {{SA|1697}}.
* [[Durin IV]] (presumably)
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* [[Durin IV]]
* [[Durin V]] (presumably)
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* [[Durin V]]
* [[Durin VI]] - the king whose Dwarves delved too deep into the earth in their search for ''[[mithril]]'' and awoke a [[Durin's Bane|Balrog]]. He was killed shortly after its release in {{TA|1980}}.
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* [[Durin VI]] - the king whose people delved too deep into the earth in their search for ''[[mithril]]'' and awoke a [[Durin's Bane|Balrog]]. He was killed shortly after its release in {{TA|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".
 
* [[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]] led a [[Balin's Colony|colony]] that attempted to retake Moria in {{TA|2989}}. Balin was a descendent of Durin, but not of the senior male line of descent, while the King of Durin's Folk was [[Dáin Ironfoot]]. As such, Balin ruled only as '''[[Lord of Moria]]''' and only for five years.)
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**[[Balin]] led a [[Balin's Colony|colony]] that attempted to retake Moria in {{TA|2989}}. Balin was a descendent of Durin, but not of the senior male line of descent, while the King of Durin's Folk was [[Dáin Ironfoot]]. As such, Balin ruled only as '''[[Lord of Moria]]''' for five years.
* [[Durin VII]] - said to have returned to [[Moria]] and refounded Khazad-dûm in the [[Fourth Age]].
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* [[Durin VII]] - the king who returned to and refounded Khazad-dûm sometime after {{FoA|171}}.
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Latest revision as of 20:31, 12 April 2021

The King of Khazad-dûm (S. Aran Moria) was the King of Durin's Folk who ruled from his seat at Khazad-dûm, the greatest Dwarf-city of the Longbeards.

Founded in the Years of the Trees by Durin the Deathless, the kingdom lasted for thousands of years before its people were driven into exile by a Balrog in T.A. 1980. However, according to prophecy, Durin VII reclaimed his ancestral throne sometime after Fo.A. 171.[note 1]

[edit] List of Kings

While sixty or more kings might have ruled Khazad-dûm through the ages, only nine have been recorded:

[edit] Notes

  1. The mention of Durin's name as a prophecy in the Appendix A, and considering that the Appendix derives from the Red Book (copied Fo.A. 171), seems to suggest that he was probably born, or emerged, after that date.
Kings of Durin's Folk
Durin I* (Y.T.) · Durin II* · Durin III* (fl. S.A. 1600) · 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 (Fourth Age)*
* Kings of Khazad-dûm · Kings under the Mountain