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Many of the [[Sindar]] fled to the realms of [[Doriath]] or [[Ossiriand]]. Others took refuge in the realm of [[Nargothrond]]. The king, [[Finrod Felagund]], went north to aid his brothers [[Angrod]] and [[Aegnor]]. But he was too late, as they were both killed. And he himself soon came into peril, being saved only by the timely intervention of the man [[Barahir]] of the house of [[Beor]], who intervened at the [[Fen of Serech]] to stop the Orcs. Finrod gave Barahir his [[Ring of Barahir|emerald eyed ring]] in gratitude. and swore to aid the house of Barahir should they need it.
 
Many of the [[Sindar]] fled to the realms of [[Doriath]] or [[Ossiriand]]. Others took refuge in the realm of [[Nargothrond]]. The king, [[Finrod Felagund]], went north to aid his brothers [[Angrod]] and [[Aegnor]]. But he was too late, as they were both killed. And he himself soon came into peril, being saved only by the timely intervention of the man [[Barahir]] of the house of [[Beor]], who intervened at the [[Fen of Serech]] to stop the Orcs. Finrod gave Barahir his [[Ring of Barahir|emerald eyed ring]] in gratitude. and swore to aid the house of Barahir should they need it.
  
In the northwest, Hithlum was hard pressed by the Orcs as well. [[Hador|Hador Golden-head]] was slain, leaving his house to his son [[Galdor (Lord of Dor-lómin)|Galdor]]. Due to their strength, and the strength of the Elves, Hithlum remained in the face of Morgoth's attack. But they were cut off from the rest of the Elves by legions of Orcs.
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In the northwest, Hithlum was hard pressed by the Orcs as well. [[Hador|Hador Golden-head]] was slain, leaving his house to his son [[Galdor]]. Due to their strength, and the strength of the Elves, Hithlum remained in the face of Morgoth's attack. But they were cut off from the rest of the Elves by legions of Orcs.
  
 
The [[Sons of Fëanor]] suffered a [[Battle of Aglon Pass|catastrophic defeat]] as well. [[Celegorm]] and [[Curufin]] were driven to seek refuge in Nargothrond. [[Maedhros]] led a defense and stopped the Orcs for a small time, but soon Glaurung attacked and opened [[Maglor's Gap]], forcing the Fëanorian elves south. [[Caranthir]], [[Amrod]], and [[Amras]] were all driven south and joined with the [[Green-elves]] of Ossiriand. Maedhros and [[Maglor]] eventually joined on the hill of [[Himling]] and defended against the onslaught as best they could.
 
The [[Sons of Fëanor]] suffered a [[Battle of Aglon Pass|catastrophic defeat]] as well. [[Celegorm]] and [[Curufin]] were driven to seek refuge in Nargothrond. [[Maedhros]] led a defense and stopped the Orcs for a small time, but soon Glaurung attacked and opened [[Maglor's Gap]], forcing the Fëanorian elves south. [[Caranthir]], [[Amrod]], and [[Amras]] were all driven south and joined with the [[Green-elves]] of Ossiriand. Maedhros and [[Maglor]] eventually joined on the hill of [[Himling]] and defended against the onslaught as best they could.
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Morgoth's victory was great, but not complete. He could not learn the location of Nargothrond, and he knew nothing of Gondolin or the whereabouts of Turgon. In addition, he had underestimated the strength of his enemies and suffered losses himself, so that he could not wholly subdue his opponents. He recalled his forces back to Angband, and Beleriand was given a short reprieve for a while.
 
Morgoth's victory was great, but not complete. He could not learn the location of Nargothrond, and he knew nothing of Gondolin or the whereabouts of Turgon. In addition, he had underestimated the strength of his enemies and suffered losses himself, so that he could not wholly subdue his opponents. He recalled his forces back to Angband, and Beleriand was given a short reprieve for a while.
  
Within seven years, Morgoth renewed his attack against Hithlum. His forces attacked Ethel Sirion, killing [[Galdor (Lord of Dor-lómin)|Galdor]], but they were driven back by his son Húrin. Fingon was also attacked, but was saved by the arrival of ships sent by Círdan the shipwright.  Thus the lordship of [[Dor-lómin]] passed to Húrin.
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Within seven years, Morgoth renewed his attack against Hithlum. His forces attacked Ethel Sirion, killing [[Galdor]], but they were driven back by his son Húrin. Fingon was also attacked, but was saved by the arrival of ships sent by Círdan the shipwright.  Thus the lordship of [[Dor-lómin]] passed to Húrin.
  
 
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