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The Kingdom under the Mountain was founded III 1999
Deserted 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
Founded by Thráin I of Durin's Folk
Ruled by the House of Durin
The mountain was 'lonely' in the sense that it was single prominent peak, and not part of a range
Other names


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Lonely Mountain

The Dwarf-kingdom of Erebor

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The mountain that stood alone in the east of Middle-earth where the Dwarves founded the kingdom of Erebor, which was destroyed by the dragon Smaug, and refounded by Thorin II Oakenshield.

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