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Durin the Deathless awoke during the Years of the Trees, after the awakening of the Elves
Historically, the main seat of this Folk was at Khazad-dûm
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Durin’s Folk

The clan of the Longbeards

The Dwarves descended from Durin the Deathless, eldest of the seven Fathers of the Dwarves. Almost all of the Dwarves that appear in Tolkien's works are of this Folk.



The return of Durin's Folk to Khazad-dûm is not established beyond doubt, but some sources (specifically, volume 12 of The History of Middle-earth) suggest that they were led back to their ancient home by King Durin VII, a descendant of Dáin Ironfoot.

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