Orcs begin to raid Rohan and steal horses
Event Type: Military/Strategic
Age: 3rd Age - The Stewards
An event related to the the shadow of Mordor lengthens:
At that time Sauron had arisen again, and the shadow of Mordor reached out to Rohan. Orcs began to raid in the eastern regions and slay or steal horses. Others also came down from the Misty Mountains, many being great uruks in the service of Saruman, though it was long before that was suspected.
The Lord of the Rings, Appendix A, Annals of the Kings and Rulers: The House of Eorl: The Kings of the Mark
[Éomer:] 'Some years ago the Lord of the Black Land wished to purchase horses of us at great price, but we refused him, for he puts beasts to evil use. Then he sent plundering Orcs, and they carry off what they can, choosing always the black horses: few of these are now left. For that reason our feud with the Orcs is bitter.
The Two Towers, LoTR Book 3, Ch 2, The Riders of Rohan
Elena Tiriel 21Oct05