Thráin and Thorin settle in the Ered Luin
Event Type: General
Age: 3rd Age - The Stewards
An event in the aftermath of the War of the Dwarves and Orcs; see that entry for an overview:
Battle of Nanduhirion before the East-gate of Moria. Dáin Ironfoot returns to the Iron Hills. Thráin II and his son Thorin wander westwards. They settle in the South of Ered Luin beyond the Shire (2802).
The Return of the King, LoTR Appendix B, The Tale of Years: The Third Age
So Thráin and Thorin with what remained of their following (among whom were Balin and Glóin) returned to Dunland, and soon afterwards they removed and wandered in Eriador, until at last they made a home in exile in the east of the Ered Luin beyond the Lune. Of iron were most of the things that they forged in those days, but they prospered after a fashion, and their numbers slowly increased. But, as Thrór had said, the Ring needed gold to breed gold, and of that or any other precious metal they had little or none.
The Return of the King, LoTR Appendix A, Annals of the Kings and Rulers: Durin's Folk
... when Thráin was lost [Thorin] was ninety-five, a great Dwarf of proud bearing. He had no Ring, and (for that reason maybe) he seemed content to remain in Eriador. There he laboured long, and gained such wealth as he could; and his people were increased by many of the wandering Folk of Durin that heard of his dwelling and came to him. Now they had fair halls in the mountains, and store of goods and their days did not seem so hard, though in their songs they spoke ever of the Lonely Mountain far away, and the treasure and the bliss of the Great Hall in the light of the Arkenstone.
Unfinished Tales, Part 3, Ch 3, The Quest of Erebor: Appendix
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