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Dáin II Ironfoot becomes King under the Mountain

Event Type: Genealogical

Age: 3rd Age - The Stewards

Date: November 23, 2941

Description:
An event in the aftermath of the Battle of the Five Armies:

The Dragon was slain by Bard of Esgaroth, but there was battle in Dale. For the Orcs came down upon Erebor as soon as they heard of the return of the Dwarves; and they were led by Bolg, son of that Azog whom Dáin slew in his youth. In that first Battle of Dale, Thorin Oakenshield was mortally wounded; and he died and was laid in a tomb under the Mountain with the Arkenstone upon his breast. There fell also Fíli and Kíli, his sister-sons.

The Return of the King, LoTR Appendix A, Annals of the Kings and Rulers: Durin's Folk

There now Dain son of Nain took up his abode, and he became King under the Mountain, and in time many other dwarves gathered to his throne in the ancient halls. Of the twelve companions of Thorin, ten remained. Fili and Kili had fallen defending him with shield and body, for he was their mother's elder brother. The others remained with Dain; for Dain dealt his treasure well. There was, of course, no longer any question of dividing the hoard in such shares as had been planned, to Balin and Dwalin, and Dori and Nori and Ori, and Oin and Gloin, and Bifur and Bofur and Bombur -- or to Bilbo. Yet a fourteenth share of all the silver and gold, wrought and unwrought, was given up to Bard; for Dain said: 'We will honour the agreement of the dead, and he has now the Arkenstone in his keeping.'

The Hobbit, Ch 18, The Return Journey

But Dáin Ironfoot, his cousin, who came from the Iron Hills to his aid and was also his rightful heir, became then King Dáin II, and the Kingdom under the Mountain was restored, even as Gandalf had desired. Dáin proved a great and wise king, and the Dwarves prospered and grew strong again in his day.

The Return of the King, LoTR Appendix A, Annals of the Kings and Rulers: Durin's Folk

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Elena Tiriel 1Aug04

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