Lake-town rebuilt (estimated date)
Event Type: General
Age: 3rd Age - The Stewards
An event in the aftermath of the Quest of Erebor; see that entry for an overview:
... Bilbo asked how things were going in the lands of the Mountain. It seemed they were going very well.... And Lake-town was refounded and was more prosperous than ever, and much wealth went up and down the Running River; and there was friendship in those parts between elves and dwarves and men.
The old Master had come to a bad end. Bard had given him much gold for the help of the Lake-people, but being of the kind that easily catches such disease he fell under the dragon-sickness, and took most of the gold and fled with it, and died of starvation in the Waste, deserted by his companions.
'The new Master is of wiser kind,' said Balin, 'and very popular, for, of course, he gets most of the credit for the present prosperity. They are making songs which say that in his day the rivers run with gold.'
'Then the prophecies of the old songs have turned out to be true, after a fashion!' said Bilbo.
The Hobbit, Ch 19, The Last Stage
The date is an estimate, set two years after the Destruction of Laketown by Smaug the dragon.
Elena Tiriel 16Apr10