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The Book of Mazarbul was begun in TA 2989, upon Balin's return to Moria. The book recounted the expedition's experiences within Moria, including a battle with the Orcs that inhabited the old halls of Khazad-dûm, in which Balin's Dwarves were victorious. They settled in the Twenty-first Hall, above the East-gate, and Balin himself ruled his new domain from the old Chamber of Records, also called the Chamber of Mazarbul. Over the next five years, the Dwarves seem to have settled quite successfully into their new home, exploring under the Mountains as far as the West-gate of Moria, recovering Durin's Axe and apparently other priceless items made of Mithril.

The Lordship of Balin was short-lived. Ori, who was with him in Moria, recorded in the last pages of the Book how an army of Orcs came unexpectedly out of the east, slaying Balin outside the East-gate. The Dwarves defended themselves, but they were beleaguered from the east by the Orcs and from the west by the mysterious Watcher in the Water. Their last stand was in the Chamber of Mazarbul, where the Orcs eventually overcame and destroyed them.

The victorious Orcs seem not to have understood the significance of the Book, so that rather than carrying it off or destroying it they left it to rot in the Chamber. There it was found twenty-four years later by the Company of the Ring, burned, slashed and blood-stained, and missing a number of pages, but still readable in some parts. Gandalf passed it to Gimli to return to King Dáin, after which nothing more is said of it.[1]

Text in the Book Edit

Page 1 Edit

We drove out the orcs from the Great Gate and guardroom and took the First Hall. We slew many in the bright sun in the dale. Flói was killed by an arrow. He slew the great chieftain.we buried…Floi under grass near Mirrormere…came…ken we repaired…We have taken the Twenty-first Hall of North End to dwell in. There is good air…that can easily be watched…the shaft is clear…Balin has set up his seat in the Chamber of Mazarbul…gathered…gold…wonderful lay Durin’s Axe.and…silver helm. Balin has taken them for his own. Balin is now lord of Moria:…today we found truesilver…well-forged helm…made all of purest mithril…Óin to seek for the upper armories of the Third Deep…go westwards to s…to Hollin Gate.

Page 2 Edit

…years since…ready sorrow…yesterday being the tenth of November Balin, lord of Moria, fell in Dimrill Dale. He went alone to look in Mirrormere. An orc shot him from behind a stone. We slew the orc, but many more came…up from east up the Silverlode…we rescued Balin’s body..after a sharp battle…we have barred the gates but doubt if…we can hold them long. If there is…no escape it will be a horrible fate to suffer, but I shall hold.

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Page 3 Edit

We cannot get out. We cannot get out. They have taken the bridge and Second Hall. Frár and Lóni and Náli fell there bravely while the rest retreated to the Chamber of…Mazarbul. We are still ho{ldin}g...but hope …Óin’s party went five days ago but today only four returned. The pool is up to the wall at West-gate. The Watcher in the Water took Óin--we cannot get out. The end comes soon. We hear drums, drums in the deep. They are coming.

TriviaEdit

  • In the novel of The Fellowship of the Ring the book is found and kept for Dain Ironfoot; in the movie version it is found but lost again.
  • In the film adaptation, the text of the book is different: "They have taken the bridge and the Second Hall. We have barred the gates but cannot hold them for long. The ground shakes...drums, drums in the deep. We cannot get out. The shadow moves in the dark. We cannot get out. They are coming.", hinting at the possibility that Durin's Bane hindered them or at least was seen.
  • Tolkien made sample pages, viewable via the "External link"

Translations around the WorldEdit

Foreign Language Translated name
Amharic ቦኦክ ኦፍ ማዛርቡል
Albanian Libri i Mazarbul
Arabic بووك وف مازاربول
Armenian Բոոկ ոֆ Մազարբուլ
Belarusian Боок оф Мазарбул
Bosnian Knjiga Mazarbul
Bulgarian Боок оф Мазарбул
Catalan Llibre de Mazarbul
Cebuano Basahon sa Mazarbul
Corsican Libru di Mazarbul
Croatian Knjiga Mazarbul
Czech Kniha Mazarbul
Danish Bog Mazarbul
Dari بووک وف مازاربول
Dutch Boek van Mazarbul
Esperanto Libro de Mazarbulo
Estonian Raamat Mazarbul
Filipino Aklat ng Mazarbul
French Livre de Mazarbul
Galician Libro de Mazarbul
German Buch von Mazarbul
Greek Βοοκ οφ Μαζαρβυλ
Gujarati બૉક ઓફ મઝર્બુલ
Haiti Creole Liv nan Mazarbul
Hawaiian Buke o Mazarbul
Hindi बोओक ओफ़ मज़र्बुल
Hungarian Mazarbul könyve
Indonesian Kitab Mazarbul
Irish Gaelic Leabhair na Mazarbul
Italian Libro di Mazarbul
Kazakh Боок оф Мазарбұл
Kurdish بۆۆک ۆف مازاربول (Arabic script) Pirtûka ji Mazarbul (Latinised)
Kyrgyz Боок оф Мазарбул
Latin Liber de Mazarbul
Latvian Grāmata Mazarbul
Lithuanian Knyga Mazarbul
Luxembourghish Buch vun Mazarbul
Macedonian книга на Mazarbul
Malagasy Bokin'i Mazarbul
Maori Pukapuka o Mazarbul
Mongolian Боок оф Мазарбул
Nepali बोओक ओफ़ मज़र्बुल
Norwegian Mazarbuls Bok
Mazarbul-boken
Pashto بووک وف مازاربول ?
Persian بووک وف مازاربول ?
Polish Księga Mazarbul
Portuguese Livro de Mazarbul
Romanian Carte de Mazarbul
Sinhala බෝක් ඔෆ් ම​zඅර්බුල්
Swedish Bok Mazarbul
Russian Книга Мазарбул
Samoan Tusi o Mazarbul
Serbian књига Мазарбул (Cyrillic) Knjiga Mazarbul (Latinised)
Slovak Kniha Mazarbul
Slovenian Knjiga Mazarbul
Spanish Libro de Mazarbul
Swahili Kitabu cha Mazarbul
Tajik Боок оф Мазарбул
Ukrainian Боок оф Мазарбул
Urdu بووک وف مازاربول ?
Uyghur بووك وف مازاربۇل
Uzbek Боок оф Мазарбул (Cyrillic) Mazarbul kitobi (Latinised)
Vietnamese Cuốn sách của Mazarbul
Welsh Llyfr Mazarbul
Yiddish באָאָק אָף מאַזאַרבול
Yoruba Iwe ti Mazarbul

ReferencesEdit

  1. The Lord of the Rings, The Fellowship of the Ring, Book Two, Chapter V: "The Bridge of Khazad-dûm"

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