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Today in Middle-earth, November 3

November 3, 2014 at 1:00 am by grammaboodawg  - 

The following event(s) took place in Middle-earth on November 3:

  • Thorin learns news of Smaug’s death from the ravens (1341)
  • Battle of Bywater, and Passing of Saruman. End of the War of the Ring (1419)

November 3, 2941 (S.R. 1341)

1. Thorin learns news of Smaug’s death from the ravens.

(from Karen Wynn Fonstad, The Atlas of Middle-earth)

[Balin] “They live many a year, and their memories are long…”

(Tolkien, 1965 Ballantine, p. 244-245 The Hobbit)

 November 3, 3019 (S.R. 1419)

1. Battle of Bywater, and Passing of Saruman.End of the War of the Ring.

(from the appendices)

“…a messenger from the Tookland rode in.He was in high spirits.’The Thain has raised all our country,’ he said, ‘and the news is going like fire all ways.…”

(Tolkien, 1965 Ballantine, p. 363-371 RotK)

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