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Dates
Forged in the First Age some time between I 116 and I 510; rediscovered by Thorin in May or June III 2941; entombed with Thorin late III 2941
Location
Created in Gondolin; carried eastward and discovered in a Troll-hole within Trollshaws, then carried further eastward still to the Lonely Mountain
Origins
Forged in Gondolin
Races
Created by Elves, hoarded by Trolls, and finally wielded by a Dwarf
Settlements
Created in Gondolin and buried long afterwards beneath Erebor, the Lonely Mountain
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Goblin-cleaver

A name for the great sword Orcrist

A name for the sword Orcrist, and the literal translation of its Elvish name. It was forged in the city of Gondolin during the First Age, when the Elves warred with the Orcs of Morgoth, and Orcrist was said to have killed hundreds of Goblins in those Wars.


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