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Stoors flee the Angle

Event Type: Cultural/Social

Age: 3rd Age - The Kings

Years: 1356 ~ 1409


An event in the aftermaths of the Battle between Arthedain and Rhudaur and the Invasion of Arnor by the Witch-king of Angmar; see those entries for overviews.
circa 1300
Evil things begin to multiply again. ... The Nazgûl reappear. The chief of these comes north to Angmar. The Periannath migrate westward; many settle at Bree.


King Argeleb I slain in battle with Rhudaur. About this time1 the Stoors leave the Angle, and some return to Wilderland.

The Witch-king of Angmar invades Arnor. King Arveleg I slain.

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

It was at this time [after the invasion]1 that the Stoors that had dwelt in the Angle (between Hoarwell and Loudwater) fled west and south, because of the wars, and the dread of Angmar, and because the land and clime of Eriador, especially in the east, worsened and became unfriendly. Some returned to Wilderland, and dwelt beside the Gladden, becoming a riverside people of fishers.

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

1 Tolkien gives the date of this migration as about 1356 in the Tale of Years (Appendix B), and 1409 in Appendix A. It is probable that the migration did not happen all at once, but occurred in waves, starting with the Battle between Arthedain and Rhudaur, and ending sometime soon after the Invasion of Arnor by the Witch-king.

Loquacious 10.05.03
added quotes: Elena Tiriel 13Jul06

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