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Triggered by the slaying of King Thrór of the Dwarves by the goblin Azog


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War of the Dwarves and the Orcs

The great underground conflict following the death of Thrór

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A great war of the later Third Age between the Dwarves and Orcs. Precipitated by the murder of King Thrór by the Orc-chieftain Azog, the War lasted nine years, and the Orcs were eventually defeated at the Battle of Nanduhirion.

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