Tidings of Sauron's passing reach Minas Tirith
Event Type: General
Age: 3rd Age - Ring War
Date: March 25, 3019
An event in the aftermath of the Destruction of the One Ring; see that entry for an overview:
After the fall of the Dark Tower and the passing of Sauron the Shadow was lifted from the hearts of all who opposed him....
The Return of the King, LoTR Appendix B, The Tale of Years: The Third Age
[They] stood on the walls of the City of Gondor, and a great wind rose and blew.... And the Shadow departed, and the Sun was unveiled, and light leaped forth; and the waters of Anduin shone like silver, and in all the houses of the City men sang for the joy that welled up in their hearts from what source they could not tell.
And before the Sun had fallen far from the noon out of the East there came a great Eagle flying, and he bore tidings beyond hope from the Lords of the West, crying:Sing now, ye people of the Tower of Anor,And the people sang in all the ways of the City.
for the Realm of Sauron is ended for ever,
and the Dark Tower is thrown down.
Sing and rejoice, ye people of the Tower of Guard,
for your watch hath not been in vain,
and the Black Gate is broken,
and your King hath passed through,
and he is victorious.
Sing and be glad, all ye children of the West,
for your King shall come again,
and he shall dwell among you
all the days of your life.
And the Tree that was withered shall be renewed,
and he shall plant it in the high places,
and the City shall be blessed.
Sing all ye people!
The days that followed were golden.... And tidings now came by swift riders from Cair Andros of all that was done, and the City made ready for the coming of the King. Merry was summoned and rode away with the wains that took store of goods to Osgiliath and thence by ship to Cair Andros; but Faramir did not go, for now being healed he took upon him his authority and the Stewardship....
The Return of the King, LoTR Book 6, Ch 5, The Steward and the King
Elena Tiriel 27May08