Dwarves shut the gates of Moria
Event Type: Military/Strategic
Age: 2nd Age - Rings
An event in the aftermath of the War of Elves and Sauron; see that entry for more information:
Eregion laid waste. Death of Celebrimbor. The gates of Moria are shut. Elrond retreats with remnant of the Noldor and founds the refuge of Imladris.
The Return of the King, LoTR Appendix B, The Tale of Years: The Second Age
From that time war never ceased between Sauron and the Elves; and Eregion was laid waste, and Celebrimbor slain, and the doors of Moria were shut.
The Silmarillion, Of the Rings of Power and the Third Age
The power of Moria endured throughout the Dark Years and the dominion of Sauron, for though Eregion was destroyed and the gates of Moria were shut, the halls of Khazad-dûm were too deep and strong and filled with a people too numerous and valiant for Sauron to conquer from without. Thus its wealth remained long unravished, though its people began to dwindle.
The Return of the King, LoTR Appendix A, Annals of the Kings and Rulers: Durin's Folk
Elena Tiriel 10Oct05