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Ar-Pharazôn fells the White Tree (estimated date)

Event Type: General

Age: Akallabêth/Last Alliance

Date: November 1, 3267

Description:

The King finally accedes to Sauron's exhortation to destroy the White Tree of Númenor:
And Sauron urged the King to cut down the White Tree, Nimloth the Fair....

Isildur... went out by night and... took from the Tree a fruit that hung upon it.... But the guard was aroused, and he... fought his way out...; and he escaped, and because he was disguised it was not discovered who had laid hands on the Tree....

None too soon was this done; for after the assault the King yielded to Sauron and felled the White Tree, and turned then wholly away from the allegiance of his fathers.

The Silmarillion, Akallabêth

And the first fire upon the altar [of his Temple] Sauron kindled with the hewn wood of Nimloth, and it crackled and was consumed; but men marvelled at the reek that went up from it, so that the land lay under a cloud for seven days, until slowly it passed into the west.

The Silmarillion, Akallabêth


Notes
The date is an estimate, set to follow the event Isildur steals the fruit of the White Tree.

Contributors:
Elena Tiriel 15Nov05

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