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Fall of Mount Gundabad

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This article describes a concept which is mentioned in J.R.R. Tolkien's works, but was never given a definite name.

The Fall of Mount Gundabad, took place shortly after Eregion was destroyed.

After the doors of Khazad-Dûm were shut, Orcs, reinforced and commanded by the servants of Sauron, invaded Mount Gundabad and drove the Longbeard Dwarves from their holy site and dwelling. As a result, the Grey Mountains were infested and communication between Khazad-Dûm and the Iron Hills was cut off.[1]


  1. J.R.R. Tolkien, Christopher Tolkien (ed.), The Peoples of Middle-earth, "Of Dwarves and Men", p. 305