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Sauron sends Orcs north to harry the Host of the Alliance

Event Type: Military/Strategic

Age: Akallabêth/Last Alliance

Years: 3431 ~ 3434


An event in the prelude to the War of the Last Alliance and the Disaster of the Gladden Fields; see those entries for an overview:
There can be no doubt that Sauron, well-informed of the Alliance, had sent out such Orc-troops of the Red Eye as he could spare, to do what they could to harry any forces that attempted to shorten their road by crossing the Mountains.... [They] remained alert and watchful, determined to attack any companies of Elves or Men that they outnumbered.... [Some] bided their time, for the most part hidden in the Forest, while others lurked along the riverbanks.... [Author's note.]

Unfinished Tales, Part 3, Ch 1, The Disaster of the Gladden Fields: Notes, Note 20

Elena Tiriel 5Dec07

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