Quote Originally Posted by BirdofHermes View Post
It was hiding. It was still scared from what had happened to its friends at Thangorodrim. The same goes for Sauron and Smaug, Sauron just got over it quicker.
And it isn't beastly, it just slaughtered an entire Dwarf kingdom because those pesky Dwarves woke it. Aren't you cranky when someone wakes you up for no good reason?
Hiding for thousands of years?

I think you've been hiding Bird...

When all his feathers be from him gone
He standeth still here as a stone
grin.....