Battle of Bloody Mountain

(1197/6) Bloody Mountain was the site of a desperate battle, fought between the dwarves and goblins.

When the Dwarf-King Melgathor the Mighty of Orrek learned of a goblin invasion threatening his territory, he personally led a band of three-hundred dwarvish warriors against the goblin army of over ten-thousand, deep beneath the Axehead Mountains. After eight terrible days of fighting, every last dwarf was slain, including King Melgathor. But over five thousand goblins were slain as well.

This heroic stand was an inspiration for all dwarves and greatly heightened the stature of the Vraiken Clan. By the time Melgathor and his kin were all killed, dwarvish reinforcements led by his son Andrathor the Grim destroyed the remaining orcs and won a decisive victory.