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The war was incredibly vicious

PhantomS
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Feb 3 2013, 11:56pm


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By the time Azog was killed, the entire Dwarven army was left with one third of their men alive and able to move on, and that was not counting those that died when the war started and throughout the three years. The Longbeards were in fact the minority of the forces, since the other Great Houses also sent armies of their own, which went home after not getting any spoils from Khazad-dum.

Your question is answered by the discussion between Thrain and Thorin- he asks what to do now since the other Houses are now going home with all their equipment, and Thorin says they will go back to the anvil. The alternative was to go begging for money and food. Conquest was out of the question, as even the cousins from the Iron Hills Dwarves seemed to just pack up and go home, leaving Thrain with only the original Longbeards he had from the Blue Mountains and elsewhere. The numbers were just not enough to do anything yet.

It was only after they retook Erebor that the Dwarves had prospects of occupying new lands, which is why Balin was tempted to recolonize Khazad-dum and Gimli boldly declares Aglarond his new project, as well as services of his kin to help rebuild Minas Tirith (and presumably the Hornburg). We have to assume they later built up enough power or alliances to retake Khazad-dum much later in the time of the last Durin or another king.

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Dwarves' lost opportunity Mixel Send a private message to Mixel Feb 1 2013, 11:52pm
    Which war do you mean? Otaku-sempai Send a private message to Otaku-sempai Feb 2 2013, 9:00pm
        That's my guess too... noWizardme Send a private message to noWizardme Feb 3 2013, 5:04pm
            I mean War of Dwarves and Orcs Mixel Send a private message to Mixel Feb 3 2013, 5:25pm
                Yeah, that did happen. Escapist Send a private message to Escapist Feb 3 2013, 5:31pm
    Much about the dwarves is unknown, I think. Escapist Send a private message to Escapist Feb 3 2013, 5:07pm
    The war was incredibly vicious PhantomS Send a private message to PhantomS Feb 3 2013, 11:56pm
    Mount Gundabad Felagund Send a private message to Felagund Feb 7 2013, 1:34pm
        Good ol' Gundabad PhantomS Send a private message to PhantomS Feb 7 2013, 3:30pm
            Gundabad, and "Of Dwarves & Men" Felagund Send a private message to Felagund Feb 17 2013, 11:32am
                That's very informative CuriousG Send a private message to CuriousG Feb 17 2013, 2:34pm
                    Something fishy about the whole Moria reconquest project? noWizardme Send a private message to noWizardme Feb 20 2013, 10:10pm
                        I'm never sure what to read into that either CuriousG Send a private message to CuriousG Feb 20 2013, 10:42pm
                            "Wormbeard" at work... noWizardme Send a private message to noWizardme Feb 21 2013, 10:01pm
                        Moria Cirashala Send a private message to Cirashala Feb 25 2013, 11:13pm

 
 
 

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