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Thrór leaves for Moria

Event Type: General

Age: 3rd Age - The Stewards

Year: 2790

Description:
An event in the prelude to the War of the Dwarves and Orcs; see that entry for an overview:

Thrór returned to Moria, after giving to Thráin the last of the Seven Rings of the Dwarves, and was killed there by the Orc Azog....

Unfinished Tales, Part 3, Ch 3, The Quest of Erebor

Years [after the Sack of Erebor] Thrór, now old, poor, and desperate, gave to his son Thráin the one great treasure he still possessed, the last of the Seven Rings, and then he went away with one old companion only, called Nár. Of the Ring he said to Thráin at their parting:

'This may prove the foundation of new fortune for you yet, though that seems unlikely. But it needs gold to breed gold.'

'Surely you do not think of returning to Erebor?' said Thráin.

'Not at my age,' said Thrór. 'Our vengeance on Smaug I bequeath to you and your sons. But I am tired of poverty and the scorn of Men. I go to see what I can find.' He did not say where. ...

From Dunland, where he was then dwelling, he went north with Nár, and they crossed the Redhorn Pass and came down into Azanulbizar.

The Return of the King, LoTR Appendix A, Annals of the Kings and Rulers: Durin's Folk

He was a little crazed perhaps with age and misfortune and long brooding on the splendour of Moria in his forefathers' days; or the Ring, it may be, was turning to evil now that its master was awake, driving him to folly and destruction.

The Return of the King, LoTR Appendix A, Annals of the Kings and Rulers: Durin's Folk

The only power over [the Dwarves] that the Rings wielded was to inflame their hearts with a greed of gold and precious things, so that if they lacked them all other good things seemed profitless, and they were filled with wrath and desire for vengeance on all who deprived them.

The Return of the King, LoTR Appendix A, Annals of the Kings and Rulers: Durin's Folk

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Elena Tiriel 6Oct05

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