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Fall of Mount Gundabad

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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.

The Fall of Mount Gundabad, took place shortly after Eregion was destroyed (c. S.A. 1697 [1]).

After the doors of Khazad-dûm were shut, Orcs, reinforced and commanded by the servants of Sauron, invaded Mount Gundabad and drove the Longbeard Dwarves from their holy site and dwelling. As a result, the Grey Mountains were infested and communication between Khazad-dûm and the Iron Hills was cut off.[2]

The mount would remain populated by Orcs for centuries until the years between T.A. 2793 and T.A. 2799, when a coalition by Thráin II sacked it.[3]


  1. J.R.R. Tolkien, The Lord of the Rings, Appendix B, "The Second Age"
  2. J.R.R. Tolkien, Christopher Tolkien (ed.), The Peoples of Middle-earth, "Of Dwarves and Men", p. 305
  3. J.R.R. Tolkien, The Lord of the Rings, Appendix A, "Durin's Folk"