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This page is about the landmark. For the R.I., see Thikil-gundu (Resource Instance). For the instance, see Thikil-gundu (Instance)
Type: Ruins
Region: Ered Mithrin and Withered Heath
Area: Ered Mithrin
Location: [38.8N, 54.8W]


Thikil-gundu, the Steel Keep in the Common Tongue, is known as Dómekh to the Zhélruka dwarves.
It is a landmark within the area of Ered Mithrin. [38.8N, 54.8W]



The following deeds can be advanced by visiting this place:



'When the Longbeards still dwelled among the Grey Mountains in the Dwarf-kingodm of Grárik, my people discovered a great delving beneath the slopes of the Wrathorn. They restored it and built upon it naming it Thikil-gundu, or the Steel Keep in the Common Tongue.
'It is true that the first mines and outposts in the Grey Mountains were delved by the Zhélruka, but the halls of the Steel Keep were shaped by the craft of the Longbeards. I will not speak of rightful claims or of the old conflict between our peoples -- they matter no longer. It was a great cold-drake that stole Thikil-gundu from us! Vethúg Wintermind.
'Vethúg devoured Dáin I, and slew his son Frór. Grárik was ended, and if not for the flight of Thrór and Grór, the Longbeards would not have survived.
'Mere weeks after the War had ended, Karazgar drew Vethúg Wintermind to Erebor, and though my people suffered great losses, the cold-drake was defeated... but not slain.
'Whether he seeks to tend his wounds or die atop our hoards of old, I am certain he has returned to the halls of Thikil-gundu.'
King Thorin III (Quest: Disquiet in the Halls)