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Dates
Built soon after the refoundation of Erebor in III 2590; destroyed by Smaug in III 2770; rebuilt by Bard in III 2941 - III 2944; extant into the Fourth Age
Location
In the valley of the Running River, on the southern side of the Lonely Mountain. In the decades after the refounding of Erebor, Dale's power extended further to the east and south of the Mountain.
Race
Culture
Pronunciation
'Dale' rhymes with English 'pale' or 'tale'
Meaning
'valley'

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Dale

The township of Men beneath the Lonely Mountain

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A township of Men lying between Erebor and Esgaroth, destroyed when Smaug descended on the Dwarf-kingdom. After Smaug's destruction, Dale was refounded by Bard, the descendant of its lords.


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