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Today in Middle-earth, March 25

March 25, 2014 at 1:00 am by Jan Sterling  - 

map Battle of Morannon and Mt Doom March 25

The following event(s) took place in Middle-earth on March 25th:

  • Thorin and Gandalf’s chance meeting at the Prancing Pony (2941)
  • The Host is surrounded on the Slag-hills (3019)
  • Downfall of Barad-dûr and the passing of Sauron (3019)
  • Frodo and Samwise reach the Sammath Naur (3019)
  • Gollum seizes the Ring and falls in the Cracks of Doom (3019)
  • Minas Tirith (3019)
  • Frodo comes home  (3020)
  • Birth of Elanor the Fair, daughter of Samwise (3021) 

March 15, 2941 (S.R. 1341)

1. Thorin and Gandalf’s chance meeting at the Prancing Pony.

(not from the appendices)
   “On a time Thorin, returning from the west from a journey, stayed at Bee for the night.  There Gandalf was also.  He was on his way to the Shire, which he had not visited for some twenty years.”

(Tolkien, 1965 Ballantine, p. 447-448 RotK)


March 25, 3019 (S.R. 1419)

1. The Host is surrounded on the Slag-hills.

(from the appendices)

     “No choice was left them but to play their part to its end.  Therefore Aragorn now set the host in such array as could best be contrived…” 

 (Tolkien, 1965 Ballantine, p. 201-208 RotK)

 

2. Downfall of Barad-dûr and the passing of Sauron.

(from the appendices)

     “Out from the beleaguered hills knights of Gondor, Riders of Rohan, Dúnedain of the North, close-serried companies, drove against their wavering foes…’”

 (Tolkien, 1965 Ballantine, p. 279-280 RotK)

 

3. Frodo and Samwise reach the Sammath Naur.

(from the appendices)

     “The path climbed on…  …cutting along the face of the cone and came to the dark door in the Mountain’s side, the door of the Sammath Naur…”

 (Tolkien, 1965 Ballantine, p. 273-274 RotK)

 

4. Gollum seizes the Ring and falls in the Cracks of Doom.

(from the appendices)

     “Something struck Sam violently in the back, his legs were knocked from under him and he was flung aside…”

 (Tolkien, 1965 Ballantine, p. 274-282 RotK)

 

5. Minas Tirith

(from the appendices)

     “And so the fifth day came since the Lady Éowyn went first to Faramir.”

 (Tolkien, 1965 Ballantine, p. 295-298 RotK) 

 

March 25, 3020 (S.R. 1420)

1. Frodo comes home.

(not 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) 

 

March 25, 3021 (S.R. 1421)

1. Birth of Elanor the Fair, daughter of Samwise.

(from the appendices)

     “…Frodo was ill again in March, but with a great effort he concealed it…”

 (Tolkien, 1965 Ballantine, p. 378 RotK)

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