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Quest of Erebor
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Date: April 27 - November 23, 2941
Location: Middle-earth
Result: Victory for the Free Peoples
Casus belli: {{{casus}}}
Territory changes: {{{territory}}}
Combatants
Thorin and Company
White Council
Iron Hills
Woodland Realm
Great Eagles
Rivendell
Lake-town
Rhosgobel
Beorn
Dol Guldur
Misty Mountains
Mount Gundabad
Trollshaws
Smaug
Commanders
Thorin Oakenshield
Gandalf
Elrond
Galadriel
Saruman
Dain II
Thranduil
Bard the Bowman
Gwaihir
Sauron

Bolg
Great Goblin
Smaug
Azog† (Film only)

Strength
13 Dwarves of Thorin's Company
Bilbo Baggins
3 Wizards
2 Elves of the White Council
500 Dwarves of the Iron Hills
400 Bardings
50 Elves of Rivendell
3000-5000 Elves of the Woodland Realm
100 Great Eagles
Beorn
8 Rhosgobel Rabbits (Film only)
Tom, Bert, and William
9 Nazgûl
10,000 Orcs of Dol Guldur
6000 Wargs
20,000 Orcs of Mount Gundabad, 3,000 Goblins of the Misty Mountains, 30-50 Trolls,1000 Bats of Dol Guldur, 100 Giant Spiders
Smaug
20 Ogres
100 Orc Berserkers (Film only)
Casualties
Half of the force All lost except Sauron and the Nazgûl
Quest of Erebor

Skirmish in the TrollshawsChase to RivendellBattle of the Stone GiantsBattle of Goblin-townAttack of the WargsAttack of the SpidersAmbush of MirkwoodAttack on Lake-townBattle in EreborDestruction of Lake-townAttack on Dol GuldurBattle of Five Armies (Siege of DaleSkirmish in Ravenhill)


The Quest of Erebor was an event that occurred prior to and had strong impact on the War of the Ring at the end of Third Age. It explained why Thorin and Gandalf have to retake the Lonely Mountain, and it is an adventure recounted from the perspective of Bilbo Baggins.

HistoryEdit

BackgroundEdit

Gandalf knew that Smaug could pose a serious threat if used by Sauron in war, then dwelling in Dol Guldur in Mirkwood. He was thinking about the matter when he met Thorin Oakenshield at Bree. Thorin also was concerned about Smaug, but had the different motive of revenge and the reclaiming of the Dwarves' treasure in the Lonely Mountain. Gandalf agreed to help Thorin.

Gandalf thought Bilbo, an unlikely choice, to be a suitable companion of Thorin and his Dwarves for a number of reasons. First, he had observed that Bilbo took an interest in the world at large, and was thus adventurous. Another reason is that Smaug would not recognize the scent of a Hobbit, advantageous to a stealthy operation. Thorin also did not think highly of Hobbits, and putting Bilbo in the expedition might prevent the proud Thorin from rash actions — such as openly challenging Smaug.

It was Thorin's objections to Bilbo that Gandalf found most difficult to overcome. Thorin believed that Bilbo was incapable of helping their adventure and that Gandalf might be simply meddling in his affairs for his own reasons. After much debate, Gandalf convinced Thorin that Bilbo would be a worthy member. It could be thought that Gandalf arranged this as he has foreseen the later event and wanted to create another front to fight Sauron.[citation needed]

The QuestEdit

The Company started from the Shire to the Trollshaws. Three Stone-trolls, Tom, William and Bert caught them. Luckily, they were saved by Gandalf, by slamming the ground that hid the Troll cave from the sunlight, thus turning them to stone. Then they passed the Hidden Valley and arrived in Rivendell. They left Gandalf behind with the White Council and went to High Pass. After being saved by Gandalf again in Goblin-town, they were hunted by Bolg's wargs. They were saved by Gwaihir and the other Great Eagles. After having a night in Beorn's house, they went to Mirkwood. Thranduil caught them and locked them in the cells. Bilbo, who was wearing the Ring, saved the Company by Barrels. And they found Bard who brought them to Lake-town. They tempted the Master of Laketown and they successfully reached the Lonely Mountain.

The Quest in The Lord of the RingsEdit

"The Quest of Erebor" was originally written in the 1950s to be a part of The Lord of the Rings but Tolkien decided not to include it, and only a very abridged version of the tale occurred in the Appendices. There are two manuscripts extant of the work. Both are written in the first person, from the perspective of Frodo Baggins. However, nearly all of the text consists of narration by Gandalf, who was telling the story at the request of Frodo in Minas Tirith after the coronation of King Aragorn II Elessar in The Lord of the Rings.

NotesEdit

Portrayal in adaptationsEdit

In a flashback from The Hobbit: The Desolation of Smaug, Gandalf met Thorin in Prancing Pony and Thorin willed to reclaimed his homeland promised Gandalf's request. It later caused the adventure of Bilbo Baggins.

Translations around the WorldEdit

Foreign Language Translated name
Afrikaans Die soeke van Erebor
Albanian Kërkimi për Erebor
Arabic البحث عن إريبور
Armenian Էրեբորի որոնումը
Azerbaijani Erebor üçün axtarış
Basque Ereborren bila
Belarusian Cyrillic Пошук для Эребора
Bengali এরেবর জন্য অনুসন্ধান
Bosnian Potraga na Erebor
Bulgarian Cyrillic В търсене на Эрэбар
Catalan El Quest d'Erèbor
Cebuano Ang Pagpangita ni Erebor
Chinese 孤山任務
Corsican La ricerca di Erebor
Croatian Pohod na Erebor
Czech Výprava k Ereboru
Danish Den søgen efter Erebor
Dutch De Queeste van Erebor
Esperanto La serĉo de Erebor
Estonian Erebori otsimine
Fijian Vakasaqara na Erebor
Filipino Ang paghahanap ng Erebor
Finnish Ereborin-retki
French L'Expédition d’Erebor
Frisian De Syktocht fan Erebor
Galician A busca de Erebor
Georgian მოგზაურობა ერებორში
German Die Fahrt zum Erebor
Greek Η αποστολή του Έρεμπορ
Gujarati ઍરેબોર માટે શોધ
Haitian Creole Rechèch pou Erebor
Hausa Bincike na Erebor
Hebrew חיפוש של ארבור
Hindi एरेबोर के लिए खोजें
Hmong Kev Tshawb Nrhiav Erebor
Hungarian Az erebori kutatás
Icelandic Leitin að Erebor
Indonesian Pencarian untuk Erebor
Irish Gaelic An Cuardach de Erebor
Italian La cerca di Erebor
Japanese エレボールへの遠征
Kannada ದಿ ಕ್ವೆಸ್ಟ್ ಆಫ್ ಎರೆಬರ್
Kazakh Ереборды үшін іздеу (Cyrillic) Erebordı üşin izdew (Latin)
Korean 에레보르 원정
Kyrgyz Cyrillic Эрэбор үчүн издөө
Latvian Erebora meklējumi
Lithuanian Erebor beieškant
Luxembourgish D'Sich vu Erebor
Macedonian Cyrillic Потрагата по Еребор
Malagasy Ny fikarohana ny Erebor
Malaysian Cari bagi Erebor
Maltese It-tfittxija ta 'Erebor
Marathi एरबॉरसाठी शोध
Mongolian Cyrillic Эрэл хайгуул Эрэбор ?
Nepalese क्वेस्ट अरेबर
Norwegian Ferden til Erebor
Persian جستجو برای اره بور
Polish Wyprawa do Ereboru
Portuguese A Busca de Erebor
Punjabi ਏਰਬਰ ਲਈ ਖੋਜ
Romanian În căutarea Ereborului
Russian Поход на Эребор
Samoan Saili mo Erebor
Scottish Gaelic An Rannsachadh airson Erebor
Serbian Потрага за Еребором (Cyrillic) Potraga za Ereborom (Latin)
Sinhalese ඒරෙබොර් සඳහා සොයන්න
Slovak Hľadanie k Erebora
Slovenian Iskanje Erebora
Spanish La búsqueda de Erebor
Sudanese Milarian keur Erebor
Swahili Jitihada ya Erebor
Swedish Jakten på Erebor
Tajik Cyrillic Ҷустуҷӯи барои Еребор
Tamil எரெபோர் தேடவும்
Telugu ది క్వెస్ట్ ఆఫ్ ఎరేబోర్
Thai ยุทธการแห่งเอเรบอร์
Tongan Fekumi ki he Erebor
Turkish Erebor için arama
Ukrainian Cyrillic Похід до Еребора
Urdu اراباور کے لئے تلاش کریں
Uzbek Еребор учун қидириш (Cyrillic) Erebor uchun qidirish (Latin)
Vietnamese Tìm kiếm cho Erebor
Welsh Y Chwilio am Erebor
Xhosa Ukukhangela i-Erebor
Yiddish די קוועסט פון ערעבאָר

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