Barad-dûr thrown down after the War of the Last Alliance
Event Type: Military/Strategic
Age: Akallabêth/Last Alliance
An event in the aftermath of the War of the Last Alliance; see that entry for an overview:
The Dark Tower was levelled to the ground, yet its foundations remained, and it was not forgotten.
The Silmarillion, Of the Rings of Power and the Third Age
'The Dark Tower was broken, but its foundations were not removed; for they were made with the power of the Ring, and while it remains they will endure.'
The Fellowship of the Ring, LoTR Book 2, Ch 2, The Council of Elrond
Elena Tiriel 12Aug06