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Dáin's Halls

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This article describes a concept which is mentioned in J.R.R. Tolkien's works, but was never given a definite name.
Dáin's Halls
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General Information
LocationGrey Mountains
People and History
InhabitantsDurin's Folk
EventsWar of the Dwarves and Dragons

Dáin's halls were the halls of Durin's Folk in the Grey Mountains, the name coming from the Dwarf-king Dáin I.[1]


[edit] History

Little is known about these halls save that in T.A. 2589,[2] Dáin was killed by a great Cold-Drake along with his son Frór at the entrance to the city.[1] A year later, most of Durin's Folk (though not all)[1] abandoned the mountains, and left for Erebor and the Iron Hills lead by Thrór and Grór, respectively, Dáin's other two sons.[1]

[edit] Portrayal in adaptations

2018: The Lord of the Rings Online:

Founded by Thorin I it was known as "Grárik" or the "Grey Kingdom". Its capital was "Thikil-gundu, the Steel Keep", a fortress which pre-dated the kingdom and was also claimed by the "Zhélruka" dwarves of the East.

[edit] See also


  1. 1.0 1.1 1.2 1.3 J.R.R. Tolkien, The Lord of the Rings, Appendix A, "Durin's Folk"
  2. J.R.R. Tolkien, The Lord of the Rings, Appendix B, "The Third Age"