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Orcs multiply again in the Misty Mountains and ravage Eriador

Event Type: Military/Strategic

Age: 3rd Age - The Stewards

Year: 2740


An event in the prelude to the Battle of Greenfields and also the War of the Dwarves and Orcs; see those entries for more information:
Orcs renew their invasions of Eriador.

The Return of the King, LoTR Appendix B, The Tale of Years: The Third Age

[In] the days of Arassuil, Orcs, multiplying again in the Misty Mountains, begin to ravage the lands, and the Dúnedain and the sons of Elrond fought with them. It was at this time that a large band came so far west as to enter the Shire, and were driven off by Bandobras Took.

The Return of the King, LoTR Appendix A, Annals of the Kings and Rulers: Eriador, Arnor, and the Heirs of Isildur: The North-kingdom and the Dúnedain

Elena Tiriel 1Oct06

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