Battle of Bloody Mountain

Bloody Mountain was the site of a desperate and terrible battle between the dwarves and goblins that took place in the year 1197/6.

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.