Winged Nazgûl spy on the Host of the West
Event Type: Military/Strategic
Age: 3rd Age - Ring War
Date: March 21, 3019
An event in the prelude to the Battle of the Morannon; see that entry for an overview:
It was near the end of the second day of their march from the Cross-roads that they first met any offer of battle....
But the victory did little to enhearten the captains.... And from that evening onward the Nazgûl came and followed every move of the army. They still flew high and out of sight of all save Legolas, and yet their presence could be felt, as a deepening of shadow and a dimming of the sun; and though the Ringwraiths did not yet stoop low upon their foes and were silent, uttering no cry, the dread of them could not be shaken off.
The Return of the King, LoTR Book 5, Ch 10, The Black Gate Opens
Of all the slaves of the Dark Lord, only the Nazgûl could have warned him of the peril that crept... into the very heart of his guarded realm. But the Nazgûl and their black wings were abroad on another errand: they were gathered far away, shadowing the march of the Captains of the West, and thither the thought of the Dark Tower was turned.
The Return of the King, LoTR Book 6, Ch 3, Mount Doom
Elena Tiriel 23Jul06