Rohirrim rout Sauron's forces from Anórien after the Siege of Minas Tirith
Event Type: Military/Strategic
Age: 3rd Age - Ring War
Date: March 17, 3019
An event in the aftermath of the Siege of Minas Tirith; see that entry for an overview:
[Said] Imrahil,... 'Gondor must be protected. I would not have us return with victory to a City in ruins and a land ravaged behind us. And yet we learn from the Rohirrim that there is an army still unfought upon our northern flank.'....
This then was the end of the debate of the lords:... the main strength of the Rohirrim that remained horsed and able to fight, some three thousand under the command of Elfhelm, should waylay the West Road against the enemy that was in Anórien.
The Return of the King, LoTR Book 5, Ch 9, The Last Debate
Two days later the army of the West was all assembled on the Pelennor. The host of Orcs and Easterlings had turned back out of Anórien, but harried and scattered by the Rohirrim they had broken and fled with little fighting towards Cair Andros; and with that threat destroyed and new strength arriving out of the South the City was as well manned as might be.
The Return of the King, LoTR Book 5, Ch 10, The Black Gate Opens
Elena Tiriel 8Dec04, 23Jul06