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Chamber of Thrór

Type: Buildings, Halls, Houses

Region: Rhovanion/Misty Mtns

Location: A large gathering hall within Erebor, near the Front Gate.

Description: ... Bilbo was just feeling that he could go on no longer, when suddenly the roof sprang high and far beyond the reach of their torch-light. A white glimmer could be seen coming through some opening far above, and the air smelt sweeter. Before them light came dimly through great doors, that hung twisted on their hinges and half burnt.

"This is the great chamber of Thror," said Thorin; "the hall of feasting and of council. Not far off now is the Front Gate."

They passed through the ruined chamber. Tables were rotting there; chairs and benches were lying there overturned, charred and decaying. Skulls and bones were upon the floor among flagons and bowls and broken drinking-horns and dust. As they came through yet more doors at the further end, a sound of water fell upon their ears, and the grey light grew suddenly more full.

'There is the birth of the Running River,' said Thorin.

The Hobbit, Ch 13, Not At Home

Contributors: Still Anonymous, 03/03/04
added links: Elena Tiriel 6Oct05

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