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The Kingdom under the Mountain was founded III 1999; abandoned1 III 2210; refounded III 2590; sacked by Smaug III 2770; refounded once more III 2941
To the northeast of Mirkwood, at the source of the River Running
Originally founded by Thráin I of Durin's Folk
Ruled by the House of Durin
e'reborr (the final 'r' should be pronounced - 'rr' is used here to emphasise this)
Literally 'Lonely Mountain'
Other names


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  • Updated 27 February 2008
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Map of Erebor and surrounding lands

The Lonely Mountain; the name given to a single peak standing out from the plains northeastward of Mirkwood, and to the Dwarf-kingdom founded there by Thráin I after the loss of Khazad-dûm. The kingdom was destroyed by the Dragon Smaug, but was refounded by Thráin's descendant Thorin II Oakenshield.



In fact, Erebor was probably not completely deserted between III 2210 and III 2590, but the royal house of Durin's Folk was removed, and the Longbeards were ruled from the Grey Mountains for this period of its history.

See also...

Aglarond, An Unexpected Party, Aravorn, Arkenstone, Bain, Balbo Baggins, Balin, Bard II, Barrel-rider, Battle of Dale, Battle of Five Armies, Berylla Boffin, Bilbo Baggins, Birthday Party, Bofur, [See the full list...]


About this entry:

  • Updated 27 February 2008
  • Updates planned: 4

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