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Dates
Founded III 1999
Deserted1 III 2210
Refounded III 2590
Sacked by Smaug III 2770
Refounded once more III 2941
Location
To the northeast of Mirkwood, at the source of the River Running
Origins
Founded by Thráin I of Durin's Folk
Race
Division
Pronunciation
e'reborr
Meaning
Literally 'Lonely Mountain'
Other names

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The Lonely Mountain; the Dwarf-kingdom founded 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.


Notes

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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.

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