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Today in Middle-earth, November 1

November 1, 2013 at 1:00 am by grammaboodawg  - 

The following event(s) took place in Middle-earth on November 1:

  • An angered Smaug searches the mountain (1341)
  • Bilbo returns to Smaug’s chamber in the afternoon (1341)
  • Smaug attacks Lake-town (1341)
  • Lake-town in the aftermath (1341)
  • The hobbits rest in Rivendell as scouts search the lands for news of the enemy (1418)
  • They are arrested at Frogmorton (1419)

November 1, 2941 (S.R. 1341)
1. An angered Smaug searches the mountain (1341)

(from Karen Wynn Fonstad, The Atlas of Middle-earth)
     “Dragons may not have much real use for all their wealth, but they know it to an ounce as a rule, especially after long possession; and Smaug was no exception.
(Tolkien, 1965 Ballantine, p. 207-209 The Hobbit)

2. Bilbo returns to Smaug’s chamber in the afternoon.
(from Karen Wynn Fonstad, The Atlas of Middle-earth)
“Smaug certainly looked fast asleep, almost dead and dark, with scarcely a snore more than a whiff of unseen steam, when Bilbo peeped once more from the entrance. ”
(Tolkien, 1965 Ballantine, p. 212-218 The Hobbit)

3. Smaug attacks Lake-town.
(determined from text)
“… there was still a company of archers that held their ground among the burning houses.  Their captain was Bard, grim-voiced and grim-faced…
(Tolkien, 1965 Ballantine, p. 235-238 The Hobbit)

4. Lake-town in the aftermath.
(determined from text)
“…down the wind came the voices of the people of Esgaroth lamenting their lost town and goods and ruined houses…”
(Tolkien, 1965 Ballantine, p. 238-240 The Hobbit)

November 1, 3018 (S.R. 1418)
1. The hobbits rest in Rivendell as scouts search the lands for news of the enemy.
(not in the appendices)

November 1, 3019 (S.R. 1419)
1. They are arrested at Frogmorton.
(from the appendices)
“As they came to the east end of the village they met a barrier with a large board saying NO ROAD; and behind it stood a large band of Shirriffs with staves in their hands and feathers in their caps….”
(Tolkien, 1965 Ballantine, p. 346-347 RotK)

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