We all know that elves endure until the end of Arda; men (including hobbits) escape from the circles of the world after death; eventually to sing with the second Music of the Ainur. But what happens to the other intelligent life forms in Middle Earth? Where do the dwarves, ents, great eagles, orcs, dragons and other creatures go after the end of their lives in Arda. Since dwarves are adopted children of Illuvatar, they should have the same afterlife as men. They are mortal also, although longer lives, and adopted children are entitled to the same rights and privileges of legitimate children.