Did the Dwarfs (Dwarves) ever retake Moria?

Discussion in '"The Lord of the Rings"' started by Merry, Dec 7, 2001.

  1. Merry

    Merry Has chubby cheeks

    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

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

    Gothmog Lord of Balrogs Staff Member

    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

    Cian sylvan madman

    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

    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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