How do I get to Zirakzigil?
Zirakzigil is the only area of Moria which is not situated under the mountain. It can be reached from the Door to the Clouds in Durin’s Way.
Where is the peak of Zirakzigil?
Zirakzigil, also known as Silvertine and Celebdil (Sindarin: “Celeb” [Silver], “-dil” [point]) by the Elves, was a peak in the Misty Mountains of Middle-earth, known as the location where Gandalf’s fight with Durin’s Bane ended.
What happened to Dwarrowdelf?
Khazad-dûm played no part in the wars of Beleriand, and in fact gained a respite from Orc attacks throughout the First Age, “when Morgoth needed all his strength” elsewhere. The eventual death of Durin ‘the Deathless’ occurred before the end of the First Age. He was buried in a tomb in Khazad-dûm.
When did Khazad-dûm fall?
|Reclaimed by Balin||T.A. 2989|
|Colony destroyed||T.A. 2994|
How did Gandalf and the Balrog end up on a mountain?
Gandalf pursued the monster for eight days, until they climbed to the peak of Zirakzigil, where the Balrog was forced to turn and fight, its body erupting into new flame. Here they fought for two days and nights. In the end, the Balrog was defeated and cast down, breaking the mountainside where it fell “in ruin”.
Why did Gandalf chase the Balrog?
To weaken Sauron. Gandalf was in the business of depriving Sauron of evil allies as part of his mission to defeat him. Smaug was such a threat. The Balrog surely was another such threat, and needed to be taken care of. The Silmarillion has this to say about when Sauron first wore the Ring.
Can Gandalf defeat Sauron?
If Gandalf had taken the ring for his own and used it and defeated Sauron himself, he would have become a new dark lord in place of Sauron and his overall task would be a failure anyway. Gandalf could beat him by 10 percent when counting on the fingers….
Is Saruman more powerful than Gandalf?
Most of the time that Gandalf knows Saurman he is known as Saruman the White. He was originally the chief of the wizards as well as the White Council that was formed to fight against Sauron. He was more powerful than Gandalf at these stages, but his study of dark magic turned him to support Sauron.
Why can’t Gandalf remember Moria?
Why didn’t he? He had been through Moria (more than once), but if memory serves he had only gone East to West, never West to East. So when he came to this place before, he may not have realized it was a fork in the road as he was coming out if the fork, not into the fork.
Who awoke the Balrog?
For more than five millennia, the Balrog hibernated in his deep hiding place at the roots of the mountains in Khazad-dûm. He remained undisturbed throughout the Second Age and most of the Third, before the mithril-miners of dwarf-King Durin VI awoke him in T.A. 1980.
Do you live forever in the Undying Lands?
It included Eldamar, the land of the Elves, who as immortals were permitted to live in Valinor. Aman was known somewhat misleadingly as “the Undying Lands”, but the land itself does not cause mortals to live forever. However, only immortal beings were generally allowed to reside there.
Why couldn’t Gandalf use his full power?
Even if Gandalf had more traditional fantasy powers, he would not be able to constantly cast spells. As shown with Saruman, using magic is very taxing and expends great energy, so it cannot be done freely.
Why did the Balrog wake up?
The Balrog killed Durin VI, the Dwarf-King of Khazad-dûm, whereafter it was called Durin’s Bane by the Dwarves. Avarice, principally for mithril, drove the dwarves to go too deep and awaken the Balrog. The Dwarves attempted to fight the Balrog, but its power was far too great for them.