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Battle of Azanulbizar
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The Battle of Azanulbizar in The Hobbit: An Unexpected Journey
Date: TA 2799
Location: Moria, Misty Mountains
Result: Victory for the Dwarves; Azog the Defiler defeated
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Durin's Folk
Thorin Azog
Several thousand Over ten thousand
Heavy Nearly all Orcs killed

The Battle of Azanulbizar, also known as the Battle of Nanduhirion, and the Battle of Dimrill Dale was the last battle in the War of the Dwarves and Orcs.


The Hobbit Thorin vs Azog, When Azog just cutted of King Thrors Head
Thorin Oakenshield vs Azog
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The battle was fought in the year TA 2799 at the eastern gate of Moria between the Dwarves of all houses, and the Orcs of the Misty Mountains.

It was the greatest battle of the War of Dwarves and Orcs, and was a decisive victory for the dwarves. However, the battle claimed the lives of many; including Frerin the second son of Thráin II, and the younger brother of Thorin Oakenshield. His brother Fundin also fell. Náin son of Grór was slain in a fight with Azog the Pale Orc right outside the East Gate. Azog was then slain in turn by Náin's son Dáin Ironfoot.

Azog dragged away in defeat in The Battle of Azanulbizar
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After the Orcs were routed, Thráin II, heir of Durin, wished to enter and reclaim Moria after the War. However, the Dwarves of Durin's folk were too few, and the Dwarves of the other six houses refused to get involved with Durin's Bane. The aftermath of the battle and the overall war resulted in heavy losses for all the dwarves involved, but virtually all of the Orcs infesting the Misty Mountains were destroyed, leaving only a handful left. This resulted in the Misty Mountains being relatively safer for the next two centuries. The Battle of Azanulbizar was also where Thorin earned the name "Oakenshield"; after his shield was broken during the battle, he cleaved a great branch from a nearby oak tree to use as both defense and bludgeon.[1]


The name 'Azanulbizar' is a Khuzdul word.


  1. The Lord of the Rings, Appendix A, "Durin's Folk"

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