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A journey of some 1,100 miles from the Blue Mountains through the Shire to Erebor in the east
Dwarves, with the important assistance of one Hobbit (Bilbo Baggins)


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Quest of Erebor

The quest to recover the Lonely Mountain

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Map of the Quest of Erebor
(1) Departure from Bag End
(2) Trouble with Trolls
(3) Rivendell
(4) Bilbo finds the Ring beneath the Misty Mountains; escaping from Goblins and Wargs, the Company is rescued by Eagles
(5) The Eagles land the Company on the Carrock
(6) Encounter with Beorn
(7) The Dwarves are captured by the Elvenking, but escape down the Forest River
(8) A stay at Lake-town
(9) Erebor, the Lonely Mountain

The quest of Thorin II Oakenshield and his followers to reclaim Erebor from the Dragon Smaug, accompanied by Bilbo Baggins and, for part of the quest, Gandalf. The quest was successful, but Thorin was slain shortly afterward in the Battle of Five Armies.

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