Isildur takes leave of Meneldil to return to Arnor
Event Type: General
Age: 3rd Age - The Kings
Date: September 5, 0002
An event in the prelude to the Disaster of the Gladden Fields; see that entry for an overview:
So it was, as is told in the legends of later days, that the second year of the Third Age was waning when Isildur set forth 1 from Osgiliath early in Ivanneth, 2 expecting to reach Imladris in forty days, by mid-Narbeleth, 2 ere winter drew nigh in the North. At the Eastgate of the Bridge on a bright morning Meneldil bade him farewell. 'Go now with good speed, and may the Sun of your setting out not cease to shine on your road!'
Unfinished Tales, Part 3, Ch 1, The Disaster of the Gladden Fields
Isildur had established Meneldil as King of Gondor. He was a man of courtesy, but farseeing, and he did not reveal his thoughts. He was in fact well-pleased by the departure of Isildur and his sons, and hoped that affairs in the North would keep them long occupied. [Author's note.]
Unfinished Tales, Part 3, Ch 1, The Disaster of the Gladden Fields: Notes, Note 10
1 Isildur... departed to take up the kingship of Arnor.
Unfinished Tales, Part 3, Ch 2, Cirion and Eorl and the Friendship of Gondor and Rohan: The Tradition of Isildur
2 Yavannië 5, according to the Númenórean "King's Reckoning," still kept with little change in the Shire Calendar. Yavannië (Ivanneth) thus corresponded to Halimath, our September; and Narbeleth to our October.
Unfinished Tales, Part 3, Ch 1, The Disaster of the Gladden Fields: Notes, Note 9
Elena Tiriel 1Dec07, 11Feb10