Thráin I

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This page is about Thráin I, first King Under the Mountain. For the father of Thorin Oakenshield, see Thráin
Prince Thráin
Image of Prince Thráin
Gender Male
Race Dwarf
Region Nud-melek, T.A. 1981


Thráin I was the son of Náin I, the last king of the Longbeards in Khazad-dûm. When Náin was slain by the Balrog that had killed his father the year before, Thráin became king of the Longbeards and bearer of the dwarf-ring Handórm. Thráin evacuated the last of his people from Khazad-dûm in 1981 of the Third Age, and in 1999 T.A. he founded the kingdom of Erebor.

Thráin, first King Under the Mountain, had dealings with the Ai-thúda, precursors of the Rohirrim. They were not all pleasant; Fram, lord of the Ai-thúda, made a gift of the teeth of Scatha to King Thráin, which was taken as an insult. Relations did not improve, and eventually the Ai-thúda relocated far to the south.

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