Balin recolonizes Moria
Event Type: Cultural/Social
Age: 3rd Age - The Stewards
An event in the Recolonization of Moria; see that entry for an overview:
Balin leaves Erebor and enters Moria.
The Lord of the Rings, Appendix B, The Tale of Years: The Third Age
'It is now many years ago,' said Glóin, 'that a shadow of disquiet fell upon our people.... Some spoke of Moria...; and they declared that now at last we had the power and numbers to return.'
Glóin sighed. 'Moria!.... Too deep we delved there, and woke the nameless fear.... [No] dwarf has dared to pass the doors of Khazad-dûm for many lives of kings, save Thrór only, and he perished. At last, however, Balin listened to the whispers, and resolved to go; and though Dáin did not give leave willingly, he took with him Ori and Óin and many of our folk, and they went away south.
'That was nigh on thirty years ago. For a while we had news and it seemed good: messages reported that Moria had been entered and a great work begun there. Then there was silence, and no word has ever come from Moria since.'
The Fellowship of the Ring, LoTR Book 2, Ch 2, The Council of Elrond
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