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"Since the death of the Great Goblin, the goblins' hatred of dwarves had been rekindled to fury."The HobbitThe Clouds Burst

The Battle of the Five Armies was a battle waged between the Goblins and the Wargs against Men of Dale, Elves,Dwarves and Eagles on and near the Lonely Mountain

The three commanders agreed that the Goblins and Wargs were the enemies of all, and previous grievances between them were put on hold in face of the greater threat. They arranged their forces on the two spurs of the Mountain that lined the valley leading to the now-sealed off great gate; the only entrance to the Mountain. The Dwarves and Lake-men formed up on one spur and the Elves on the other, while a light rear-guard lined across the mouth of the valley to lure the Goblins between the two, and thus destroy them. Bilbo Baggins, while invisible due to the Ring, tried to sit out the battle on the spur held by the Elves.

Soon the Goblins and Wargs arrived (and now four armies were on the field), and at first the plan worked: they were lured into the choke point and took heavy losses. However, due to their superior numbers, the allied Free Folk did not hold the advantage long. The second wave was even worse than the first, and now many Goblins scaled the mountain from the opposite side, and began to attack the arrayed forces from above and behind, as the main wave pressed forward. The battle raged across the Mountain, and then a great noise was heard: Thorin and his twelve Dwarf companions inside the mountain had thrown down the stone wall they had erected across the mouth of the gates, killing many Goblins. Thorin and Company then charged out to join the battle, covered from head to toe in the finest armour and weapons contained in the treasure hoard of Erebor. Thorin advanced through the Goblins ranks all the way up to the gigantic Goblins that formed the Bodyguard of Bolg, whom he could not get past. The battle degenerated into a chaotic close quarters melee, no quarter asked or given.

As the battle was turning fully against the Free Folk, a number of Giant Eagles of the Misty Mountains arrived (the fifth army), led by GwaihirLord of the Eagles. Bilbo was the first to spot their entrance on the scene and began shouting that "the Eagles are coming!", a shout that was then continued among the other troops of the Free Folk. At this point Bilbo was knocked in the head by a large stone thrown by a Goblin from above on the Mountain, and he passed out. With the support of the Giant Eagles, the battle turned back against the Goblins. Then Beorn himself arrived at the battle, apparently having heard news that a large army of Goblins was on the move. This time he did not appear in his former shape of a giant Man, but had changed his skin to that of a gigantic bear. Beorn drove through the Goblin lines, but paused to carry the wounded Thorin out of the battle. Beorn then returned to the battle with even greater wrath and smashed the ranks of the Bodyguard of Bolg, ultimately killing Bolg himself. The Goblins eventually panicked and scattered, to be picked off by hunting forces from the victors later; many of the Goblin survivors died in the Mirkwood forest.

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Charlie-the-Patriot Featured By Owner Sep 18, 2015  Hobbyist Traditional Artist
This is breathtaking, I could believe this would be in someone's home in Middle Earth.
LostGryphin Featured By Owner Mar 9, 2015  Hobbyist Photographer
I love everything about this - the wargs and Beorn are wonderfully illustrated
The-Misfit Featured By Owner Jan 8, 2015   Digital Artist
This would make an awesome tattoo
EnochianArtist Featured By Owner Dec 22, 2014  Hobbyist Traditional Artist
I like the mosaic, kind of stained glass feel of your artwork. It's very unique and interesting.
BleachmyNARUTO Featured By Owner Aug 8, 2014  Professional Traditional Artist
Dude: That's freaking awesome!! :D Beautifully rendered!
ihni Featured By Owner Mar 17, 2014
Your artwork is amazing and I can't stop LOOKING at it. I really ... I have no words. All the lines, all the colours, it makes a WHOLE that I'm utterly in love with.
gbindis Featured By Owner Dec 29, 2013
I like goblins and their colours palette. Very nice.
taepanda Featured By Owner Dec 16, 2013  Hobbyist Artisan Crafter
just wonderful
Enoa79 Featured By Owner Dec 15, 2013
Great work.
Vaalandil Featured By Owner Dec 14, 2013  Hobbyist General Artist
awsm <3
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Nortstar Featured By Owner Dec 10, 2013
it is so cool :) you did really awosme work :)
malanotte Featured By Owner Dec 9, 2013   Artist
that's gorgeous!!!
TheARBL Featured By Owner Dec 9, 2013
Love the coloring!
WonderDookie Featured By Owner Dec 9, 2013  Hobbyist General Artist
Very awesome! I really like the whole composition of this piece, like the armies are a wave washing over the goblins. Great work!
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ginchan Featured By Owner Dec 9, 2013  Professional Digital Artist
Gorgeous work! I love the composition and space used here. +fav
tozhma Featured By Owner Dec 9, 2013  Hobbyist General Artist
adamexe20a Featured By Owner Dec 8, 2013  Hobbyist Traditional Artist
wow!! love the concept!!
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Fractaldragon Featured By Owner Dec 8, 2013  Professional Artisan Crafter
Truth be told, I prefer your artistic renderings of the events from Tolkien's work to the movies! (Especially the Hobbit overwrought extravaganza). :)
nfteixeira Featured By Owner Dec 8, 2013  Professional Digital Artist
The third film is gonna be an hour and a half of full color digital badass dwarfish-human-elf war! Great art... but that goes without saying now! ^_^
rachelillustrates Featured By Owner Dec 8, 2013  Professional Traditional Artist
Amazing work, as always. Wow.
Pepperguin Featured By Owner Dec 8, 2013  Professional Digital Artist
Masterwork :D !!!!
oreosmilez265 Featured By Owner Dec 8, 2013  Hobbyist General Artist
More Like Thor
ThangVuong Featured By Owner Dec 8, 2013  Hobbyist Traditional Artist
Stunning...I love it...
Kazuma27 Featured By Owner Dec 8, 2013  Hobbyist General Artist
EPIC, can't wait to see this battle on the big screen :)
bastler Featured By Owner Dec 8, 2013
Next year :)
Kazuma27 Featured By Owner Dec 8, 2013  Hobbyist General Artist
Yep, but the longer the wait, the better the enjoyment, right?
Schokoladenmonstaa Featured By Owner Dec 8, 2013
So incredible!!!:]
Really epic *-*
ElrondPeredhel Featured By Owner Dec 8, 2013
Well, this piece looks awesome. :)

Just one thing to be picky : at the BoFA Thorin isn't wearing Orcrist (stolen by the Elf-King) but an axe. ;)
Lucius007 Featured By Owner Dec 8, 2013
It's indescribably beautiful :love:
DioLuki Featured By Owner Dec 8, 2013
thank you for you art :) 
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