Weathertop Nazgul attacks FrodoThe following event(s) took place in Middle-earth on October 6:

  • Thorin requests supplies (1341)
  • Gandalf heads for Rivendell after escaping Weathertop (1418)
  • The camp under Weathertop attacked at night. Frodo is wounded (1418)
  • They cross the Ford of Bruinen; Frodo feels the first return of pain (1419)
  • Frodo is again ill (1420)
  • Samwise returns to Bag End (1421)
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October 6, 2941 (S.R. 1341)

1. Thorin requests supplies

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

“At the end of a fortnight Thorin began to think of departure. While the enthusiasm still lasted in the town was the time to get help.”

(Tolkien, 1965 Ballantine, p. 192-193 Hobbit)

 October 6, 3018 (S.R. 1418)

1. Gandalf heads for Rivendell after escaping Weathertop.

(not from the appendices)

 “I hoped to draw some of them off, and yet reach Rivendell ahead of you and send out help…’

(Tolkien, 1965 Ballantine, p. 347 FotR)

2. The camp under Weathertop attacked at night. Frodo is wounded.

(from the appendices)

“‘Well, here we are!’ said Merry.  ‘And very cheerless and uninviting it looks! There is no water and no shelter.And no sign of Gandalf…'”

(Tolkien, 1965 Ballantine, p.252-255 FotR)

October 6, 3019 (S.R. 1419)

1. Gandalf and the Hobbits leave Rivendell – They cross the Ford of Bruinen.

(from the appendices)

“When they came to the Ford of Bruinen, he had halted, and seemed loth to ride into the stream…”

(Tolkien, 1965 Ballantine, p. 331 RotK)

October 6, 3020 (S.R. 1420)

1. Frodo is again ill.

(from the appendices)

“One evening Sam came into the study and found his master looking very strange.  He was very pale and his eyes seemed to see things far away.”

(Tolkien, 1965 Ballantine, p.377 RotK)

October 6, 3021 (S.R. 1421)

1. Samwise returns to Bag End.

(from the appendices)

“At last they rode over the downs and took the East Road, and then Merry and Pippin rode on to Buckland…”

(Tolkien, 1965 Ballantine, p.384-385 RotK)