Thread: Durin and Lothlorien
Celeborn had no liking for Dwarves of any race (as he showed to Gimli in Lothl’rien), and never forgave them for their part in the destruction of Doriath; but it was only the host of Nogrod that took part in that assault, and it was destroyed in the battle of Sarn Athrad (The Silmarillion page 233-5] The Dwarves of Belegost were filled with dismay at the calamity and fear for its outcome, and this hastened their departure eastward to Khazad-d’m. Thus the Dwarves of Moria may be presumed to have been innocent of the ruin of Doriath and not hostile to the elves.
Galadriel didn't harbour this animosity because she was farsighted knowing the Dwarves would be needed, as would all free peoples of Middle-earth, in the future to overthrow Sauron. Besides, she had been a pupil of Aul’ and Yavanna in Valinor and had a natural sympathy with the "Children of Aul’" with their minds and their passionate love of handcrafts.
It would have been a chance for Galadriel, the would-be Dark Queen, to prove her worth.
The Balrog was awoken in T.A. 1980 and didn't do anything at all for over 1,000 years... talk about evil ambition.
And eventually digged out by the orcs?
Of course I could have written "it" and "its" or "he" and "his" instead of "she" and "her", because we really don't know the gender of the Balrog, nor if anything I have written here contains any truthiness or is mere conjecture.
when i have time i will definedly write a short tale about the awakening of the balrog
But Arath i tend to think that the dwarves freed unwittingly the Balrog from his hole maybe thinking that they had found a new cave. It could be then that Durin was killed.
1) Khazad Dum existed right from the first age, so how did he get below the mines? Gandalf later reveals that the balrog knew the mines well from the lowest dungeons and even beyond dark places where the dwarves do not go? So how did he reach there? The quote for that is:
Far, far below the deepest delvings of the Dwarves, the world is gnawed by nameless things. Even Sauron knows them not.....In that despair my enemy was my only hope....Thus he brought me back at last to the secret ways of Khazad dum: too well he knew them all.
2)Based on the assumption that the Dwarves freed him why did the mighty lot of them flee from it? They might have attempted to block the lodes leading to the Balrog (it was their search for mithril which led them to it).
the balrog knew the secrets of the passages because it had a long time to adventure in them.
as for getting under the mines i think the poor thing got caught into a somekind of a cave in while hiding in the misty mountais and found itself a passage there... or... it just turned the heat up and melted its way down there
Oh. And it could also be that the Balrog ordered the orcs to attack the elves of lorien from his HQ in the basement of Khazad Dum.