What Were the Balrogs Renowned For?
From: Erik Tracy
The Balrog's were responsible for killing several of the high kings of the Elves, much to their sorrow. Their death tally includes Fëanor (the most famous and powerful of the Noldor), Fingon (the most noble of the Noldor), Ecthelion (Protector of Gondolin), and Glorfindel (Elf-Lord of Gondolin; the First Age Incarnation).
Once awakened, the Balrog of Moria killed Durin VI in Khazad-dûm in the year 1980 and Nain I in the year 1981 Second Age. This same Balrog gave battle to Gandalf on the Bridge of Khazad-dûm. It could be said that this Balrog effectively killed Gandalf, while he himself was slain by Gandalf:
(The Two Towers)
Fear of the Middle-earth, deamons of fire, servants of Melkor... Find out all about Balrogs on this page.
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