Isildur returns to Gondor to instruct Meneldil after the War of the Last Alliance
Event Type: General
Age Begins: Akallabêth/Last Alliance
Age Ends: 3rd Age - The Kings
Years: 3441 ~ 0002
An event in the aftermath of the War of the Last Alliance and the prelude to the Disaster of the Gladden Fields; see those entries for an overview:
After the fall of Sauron, Isildur, the son and heir of Elendil, returned to Gondor. There he assumed the Elendilmir as King of Arnor, and proclaimed his sovereign lordship over all the Dúnedain in the North and in the South.... He remained for a year in Gondor, restoring its order and defining its bounds; but the greater part of the army of Arnor returned to Eriador....
Unfinished Tales, Part 3, Ch 1, The Disaster of the Gladden Fields
[When] Isildur returned from the War of the Last Alliance he remained for a time in Gondor, ordering the realm and instructing Meneldil his nephew.... With Meneldil and a company of trusted friends he made a journey about the borders of all the lands to which Gondor laid claim....
Unfinished Tales, Part 3, Ch 2, Cirion and Eorl and the Friendship of Gondor and Rohan: The Tradition of Isildur
'All know in Gondor that he went first to Minas Anor and dwelt a while with his nephew Meneldil, instructing him, before he committed to him the rule of the South Kingdom. In that time he planted there the last sapling of the White Tree in memory of his brother.'
The Fellowship of the Ring, LoTR Book 2, Ch 2, The Council of Elrond
Elena Tiriel 3Dec07, 11Feb10