Did the Dwarfs (Dwarves) ever retake Moria?

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  1. Merry

    Merry Has chubby cheeks

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    I seem to have forgotten, but did Moria ever return to the Dwarfs command? Or did the ORCs and Balrog keep them from ever returning?

    I have not read any appendix that tells of the Dwarves history after LOTR.
     
  2. Tyaronumen

    Tyaronumen Agent of the West

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    I do not recall that there was an answer to this question in LotR... my answer would tend toward 'no'. :D
     
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    Gothmog Lord of Balrogs Staff Member

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    I do not think that it is said if the Dwarves regain Kahazad-dum but after the war of the Ring there was no Balrog and so the dwarves would have certainlly tried to do so. Against Orcs I feel that they would have had a good chance of doing so after all Gandalf said in the Chamber of Mazarbul:
    So it would seem that Gandalf thought that the dwarves would be able to take back Moria later.
     
  4. Cian

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    Sam G. mentions Moria in his notes (in the epilogue ending dropped from LotR):

     
  5. I think that if Thorin Helmstone(or Stonehelm???I don't remember)the III and Bard the II beat the armies of Mordor after the ring destroyed, they probably took Kahazad-Dum back.
    I hope so:rolleyes: :confused: :eek: :p :( :) :eek: :D :mad:^_^ ^_* *_^ *_*
     
  6. Gamil Zirak

    Gamil Zirak The Ladies' Dwarve

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    The key here is the mithril used to forge the gates. There are only three places where mithril is found. They are Khazad-dûm, Númenor, and Aman. Only one of these is accessible to the Dwarves. Thus, Moria had to have been reclaimed by the Dwarves.
     

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