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Húrin of the Keys takes temporary command of Minas Tirith (estimated date)

Event Type: Political

Age: 3rd Age - Ring War

Date: March 18, 3019


An event in the prelude to the Battle of the Morannon; see that entry for an overview.
This is Húrin of the Keys, who was in command 1 of Minas Tirith when the host of the West rode to the Black Gate....

The Peoples of Middle-earth, HoME Vol 12, Part 1, Ch 9, The Making of Appendix A: The House of Eorl

'Is there no deed to do?' [Éowyn] said. 'Who commands in this City?'

'I do not rightly know,' [the Warden of the Houses of Healing] answered. 'Such things are not my care. There is a marshal over the Riders of Rohan; and the Lord Húrin, I am told, commands the men of Gondor. But the Lord Faramir is by right the Steward of the City.

'Where can I find him?'

'In this house, lady. He was sorely hurt, but is now set again on the way to health.'

The Return of the King, LoTR Book 6, Ch 5, The Steward and the King

'I myself am in the Warden's keeping,' answered Faramir. 'Nor have I yet taken up my authority in the City.

The Return of the King, LoTR Book 6, Ch 5, The Steward and the King

The date of this event is estimated, set to match the event Host of the West marches from Minas Tirith
1Imrahil, the Prince of Dol Amroth, who had temporarily assumed command of Minas Tirith after the death of Denethor, had departed with the Host of the West to the Battle of the Morannon, and Faramir had not yet assumed his authority as Ruling Steward while recovering from his injuries.

Commentary by Elena Tiriel

Elena Tiriel 10Feb08

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