Valar request aid from Eru in the Assault on Valinor (estimated date)
Event Type: Military/Strategic
Age: Akallabêth/Last Alliance
Date: May 9, 3319
An event in the Assault on Valinor; see that entry for an overview:
But when Ar-Pharazôn set foot upon the shores of Aman the Blessed, the Valar laid down their Guardianship and called upon the One, and the world was changed.
The Return of the King, LoTR Appendix A, Annals of the Kings and Rulers: Númenor
Then Manwë upon the Mountain called upon Ilúvatar, and for that time the Valar laid down their government of Arda. But Ilúvatar showed forth his power, and he changed the fashion of the world; and a great chasm opened in the sea between Númenor and the Deathless Lands, and the waters flowed down into it, and the noise and smoke of the cataracts went up to heaven, and the world was shaken. ...
The Silmarillion, Akallabêth
[Note: the year is canon, but the date is an estimate, set to follow the estimated date of the sailing of the Great Armament by thirty-nine days.]
Elena Tiriel 6Dec05