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Moria Thaig
Moria (also known as Khazad-dûm, Dwarrowdelf, Hadhodrond, Halls of Durin, Mines of Moria, and Phurunargian) is the name given to the Dwarven underground Thaig located south of the larger Thaig Kortaze. Moria is the historical home of Clan Durin, and Clan Durin continues to fight a losing battle to regain their former home from the overwhelming Goblins that now infest it.

There, for many thousands of years, a thriving Dwarvish community delved deep below the mountains seeking Mithril - and the name Khazad-dûm was mainly given to that colonization. At that time, the great mansions of Khazad-dûm were renamed Moria, the 'black pit' or 'dark chasm'. In the Third Deep of Khazad-dum were the upper armories. Far below were the treasuries of the dwarves. In the mines of Khazad-dum were found gold, silver, iron, beryls, opals, and other precious metals and gems. The lodes of mithril were deep under the mountains, running north toward the roots of the Redhorn. Yet still the dwarves worked and quarried the forges beneath the Lucernian Mountains until TA 1980 of the Third Age. In that year, they delved too deeply beneath Mount Barazinbar and a Balrog was unleashed on the halls of Moria and slew their king, Durin VI. This creature of darkness was henceforth called Durin's Bane by the dwarves.

History

Early History

There, for many thousands of years, a thriving Dwarvish community delved deep below the mountains seeking Mithril - and the name Khazad-dûm was mainly given to that colonization. At that time, the great mansions of Khazad-dûm were renamed Moria, the 'black pit' or 'dark chasm'. In the Third Deep of Khazad-dum were the upper armories. Far below were the treasuries of the dwarves. In the mines of Khazad-dum were found gold, silver, iron, beryls, opals, and other precious metals and gems. The lodes of mithril were deep under the mountains, running north toward the roots of the Redhorn. Yet still the dwarves worked and quarried the forges beneath the Lucernian Mountains until TA 1980 of the Third Age. In that year, they delved too deeply beneath Mount Barazinbar and a Balrog was unleashed on the halls of Moria and slew their king, Durin VI. This creature of darkness was henceforth called Durin's Bane by the dwarves.

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