Azog slain by Dáin II Ironfoot in the Battle of Azanulbizar
Event Type: Genealogical
Age: 3rd Age - The Stewards
Date: December 1, 2799
An event in the final battle of the War of the Dwarves and Orcs; see that entry for an overall timeline:
So began the Battle of Azanulbizar ... at the memory of which the Orcs still shudder and the Dwarves weep. ...
Thereupon Azog came forth, and he was a great Orc with a huge iron-clad head, and yet agile and strong. With him came many like him, the fighters of his guard, and as they engaged Náin's company he turned to Náin ...
[After slaying Náin] ... Azog laughed, and he lifted up his head to let forth a great yell of triumph; but the cry died in his throat. For he saw that all his host in the valley was in a rout ... And hard by all the soldiers of his guard lay dead. He turned and fled back towards the Gate.
Up the steps after him leaped a Dwarf with a red axe. It was Dáin Ironfoot, Náin's son. Right before the doors he caught Azog, and there he slew him, and hewed off his head. That was held a great feat, for Dáin was then only a stripling in the reckoning of the Dwarves. ...
When at last the battle was won the Dwarves that were left gathered in Azanulbizar. They took the head of Azog and thrust into its mouth the purse of small money, and then they set it on a stake.
The Return of the King, LoTR Appendix A, Annals of the Kings and Rulers: Durin's Folk
[Note: the date is set to follow the event: Náin slain by Azog in the Battle of Azanulbizar.]
Elena Tiriel 17Jul04