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First Hall

The First Hall of Khazad-dûm was on the eastern side of the Misty Mountains, above the Dimrill Dale and apparently the first hall built by Durin I. The East-gate of Moria led right into the First Hall, and from this space there was a wide passage and stairs leading to the Bridge of Khazad-dûm, the Second Hall, and the rest of the city. In contrast to much of Khazad-dûm, the First Hall was brightly lit due to high windows on the eastern side.[1] After the fall of Gandalf, the remaining members of the Fellowship of the Ring ran through the First Hall to escape from Moria on January 15 T.A. 3019.[2]


  1. J.R.R. Tolkien, The Lord of the Rings, The Fellowship of the Ring, "The Bridge of Khazad-dûm"
  2. J.R.R. Tolkien, The Lord of the Rings, Appendix B, "The Great Years"