Location(s): Khazad-dûm (Moria)
Title(s): King of Khazad-dûm
Dates: III 1731 - 1980
Children: Náin I, King of Khazad-dûm
One of the Kings of Khazad-dûm during the Third Age, slain by the newly-awakened Balrog of Moria:
It came to pass that in the middle of the Third Age Durin was again its king, being the sixth of that name. The power of Sauron, servant of Morgoth, was then again growing in the world, though the Shadow in the Forest that looked towards Moria was not yet known for what it was. All evil things were stirring. The Dwarves delved deep at that time, seeking beneath Barazinbar for mithril, the metal beyond price that was becoming yearly ever harder to win. Thus they roused from sleep a thing of terror that, flying from Thangorodrim, had lain hidden at the foundations of the earth since the coming of the Host of the West: a Balrog of Morgoth. Durin was slain by it, and the year after Náin I, his son....
The Return of the King, LoTR Appendix A, Annals of the Kings and Rulers: Durin's Folk
Elena Tiriel 7Oct05