Second Line), ruling from T.A. 3019 into the early Fourth Age. He became King when his father Brand died in the three-day Battle of Dale. The allied army of Dwarves and Men lost the battle, which also claimed the Dwarf-king Dain Ironfoot, so Bard led the survivors — Northmen of Dale and the Long Lake area and a large contingent of Dwarves — into the Dwarf-hold at Erebor (S. "Lonely Mountain"). There, they withstood a brief siege which lasted until the destruction of the One Ring and their subsequent counterstrike against the demoralized Easterling attackers.