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Today in Middle-earth, March 13

March 13, 2014 at 1:00 am by Jan Sterling  - 

Sam battles ShelobThe following event(s) took place in Middle-earth on March 13th:

  • Frodo captured by the Orcs of Cirith Ungol (3019)
  • The Pelennor is overrun (3019)
  • Faramir is wounded (3019)
  • Aragorn reaches Pelargir and captures the fleet (3019)
  • Théoden in Druadan Forest (3019)
  • Frodo is taken ill (3020)

March 13, 3019 (S.R. 1419)

1. Frodo captured by the Orcs of Cirith Ungol.

(from the appendices)

“Sam had fallen to his knees by Frodo’s head, his senses r

eeling in the foul stench…”

(Tolkien, 1965 Ballantine, p. 431-432 TT)

2. The Pelennor is overrun.

(from the appendices)

“‘…the Lord of Barad-dûr the most fell of all his captains is already master of your outer walls,’ said Gandalf.”

(Tolkien, 1965 Ballantine, p. 112-115 RotK)

3. Faramir is wounded.

(from the appendices)

“Even as the Nazgûl had swerved aside from the onset of the White Rider, there came flying a deadly dart…”

(Tolkien, 1965 Ballantine, p. 114 RotK)

4. Aragorn reaches Pelargir and captures the fleet.

(from the appendices)

[Legolas] “‘But the Haradrim, being now driven to the brink, turned at bay, and they were fierce in despair; and they laughed when they looked on us…’”

(Tolkien, 1965 Ballantine, p. 186 RotK)

5. Théoden in Druadan Forest.

(from the appendices)

“There seemed to be some understanding between Dernhelm and Elfhelm.”

(Tolkien, 1965 Ballantine, p. 127 RotK)

March 13, 3020 (S.R. 1420)

1. Frodo is taken ill.

(from the appendices)

“Sam stayed at first at the Cottons’ with Frodo; but when the New Row was ready he went with the Gaffer.”

(Tolkien, 1965 Ballantine, p. 376 RotK)

Posted in Calendar, Lord of the Rings, LotR Books, Today in Middle-earth on March 13, 2014 by Today in Middle-earth, March 13 | Discuss

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