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Moria – Tolkien Gateway

After the gate is blocked, the Fellowship is then forced to travel into khazda darkness of Moria. The Balrog stepped onto the Bridge, facing Gandalf, and the shadow about it reached out like two vast wings. Legolas shoots the Watcher in the eye as the Fellowship of the Ring retreats into the Mines of Moria. From Mount Gundabad, Durin’s growing clan “spread southward down the vales of Anduin “, all the while “under attack from the orcs of Morgoth “.

In the year T. Gandalf fought the Balrog on a narrow bridge and succeeded in destroying a section of bridge to make the Balrog fall. When picking up an enemy with one of its tentacles, it eats it and its health heals.

It was the greatest kingdom ever built by the Dwarves. But Gandalf stood firm and declared that the Balrog could not pass. Its habitable parts remained in the eastward side, but passages were delved through miles of rock that terminated eum a gigantic stone portal—the West Gate. Contents [ show ].

Battle of Azanulbizar

In one of the playable dungeons known as instances you may kill the watcher, which gives one of the rarest and infamous trophies. The Lord of the Rings: Soon afterwards, Sauron directed his creatures there, and Moria began to fill with Orcs and Trolls from Mordor. Unknown beings gnaw the earth and make them, far from the knowledge of any lore. After a prolonged fight of tentacle cutting and more hacking and slashing, the watcher retreats and you may enter Moria.


This cooperation continued until the reign of Durin IV. They were however defeated and slain by the Orcs in The name Azanulbizar is a Khuzdul word meaning “Dimrill Dale”.

Moria appears again briefly in Peter Jackson ‘s The Hobbit: The Watcher in the Water was a horrifying and mysterious beast with many tentacles living in a stagnant pool or lake near the Westgate of Moriawhich was described by J. Khzad rest of the Fellowship, who attempt to injure the many serpentine tentacles of the Watcher, save him.

Gandalf cast down the Balrog upon the mountainside and lived just long enough to see it die, but his story was not yet ended.

The Battle for Middle-earth: The Watcher drops Frodo when it is injured and he is caught by Boromir. Retrieved from ” http: The Two Towersas Gandalf fights the Balrog while falling. Far below Moria, there are abysses, spaces and tunnels not known even by the Dwarves, but known by the Balrog. The wounded Azog was then dragged back into Moria by his subordinates, and Thorin rallied the remaining dwarves, including BalinDwalinDoriBifurand Oinagainst the remaining orcs and won a pyrrhic victory, defeating the Orcs but losing too many Dwarves to pursue them into Moria and reclaim it.

Moria means “black chasm”‘ in Sindarin. Durin had awakened at Mount Gundabad not long after the Elves first awoke, and as eldest amongst the Fathers of the Dwarves was acknowledged as pre-eminent amongst them, a status subsequently inherited by his descendants, the kings of the Longbeards.


The Dwarves of Moria fought alongside the Elves and Men in their campaign to defeat Sauron for the last time. Upon returning, you have been granted a legendary weapon, which is capable of hurting the watcher.

Belegost and Nogrod were also great cities of Dwarves, but they had been ruined at the end of the First Age, along with the destruction of most of Beleriand in the cataclysmic final battle against Morgoth. For a list of other meanings, see Moria disambiguation. Durin sent a great force of Dwarves to protect the Doors of Durin, but with the Elves dead or fleeing far away his warriors withdrew and the gates to the city were shut against Sauron, also secluding the kingdom off from the outside world.

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Although Tolkien described the creature to have twenty-one tentacles, Peter Jackson instead khazd it twelve visible tentacles this was due to the effects team finding that twenty-one tentacles were difficult to render properly. The defined change between mines and city can be seen when the Fellowship pass through Moria – there is a marked difference between the early passages and chambers and those of the city structures illuminated by Gandalf.

When the Fellowship arrived by the pool of water, many immediately began to feel an evil feeling emanating from the water. After completing Book I you may enter Moria.