Battle of Five ArmiesBattle of Five Armies (2941 T.A.) - The great battle at the foot of the Lonely Mountain.


"The elves were the first to charge.  Their hatred for the goblins is cold and bitter.  Their spears and swords shone in the gloom with a gleam of chill flame, so deadly was the wrath of the hands that held them.  As soon as the host of their enemies was dense in the valley, they sent against it a shower of arrows, and each flickered as if with stinging fire.  Behind the arrows a thousand of their spearmen leapt down and charged.  The yells were deafening.  The rocks were stained black with goblin blood." ~The Hobbit, chap. XVII (The Clouds Burst)