Dwarves disperse after the War of the Dwarves and Orcs
Event Type: Cultural/Social
Age: 3rd Age - The Stewards
Dates: December 1, 2799 ~ January 1, 2802
An event in the aftermath of the War of the Dwarves and Orcs; see that entry for the overall timeline:
... Dáin Ironfoot returns to the Iron Hills. Thráin II and his son Thorin wander westwards. They settle in the South of Ered Luin beyond the Shire (2802).
The Return of the King, LoTR Appendix B, The Tale of Years: The Third Age
... Thráin stood before them. ... he said: 'Good! We have the victory. Khazad-dûm is ours!' ...
'No,' said Dáin. 'You are the father of our Folk, and we have bled for you, and will again. But we will not enter Khazad-dûm. You will not enter Khazad-dûm. Only I have looked through the shadow of the Gate. Beyond the shadow it waits for you still: Durin's Bane. The world must change and some other power than ours must come before Durin's Folk walk again in Moria.'
So it was that after Azanulbizar the Dwarves dispersed again.
The Return of the King, LoTR Appendix A, Annals of the Kings and Rulers: Durin's Folk
[Note: the start date is set arbitrarily to follow the Battle of Azanulbizar.]
Elena Tiriel 30Jul04, 7Oct05