Balrog of Moria slain by Gandalf in the Battle of the Peak
Event Type: Genealogical
Age: 3rd Age - Ring War
Date: January 25, 3019
An event in the Battles of the Fellowship at Moria; see that entry for an overview:
'There upon Celebdil was a... narrow space, a dizzy eyrie above the mists of the world.... Out [the Balrog] sprang, and... burst into new flame. There was none to see, or perhaps in after ages songs would still be sung of the Battle of the Peak.... I threw down my enemy, and he fell from the high place and broke the mountainside where he smote it in his ruin. Then darkness took me....'
The Two Towers, LoTR Book 3, Ch 5, The White Rider
Elena Tiriel 20Jul04