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Thranduil's army returns to Greenwood after the War of the Last Alliance

Event Type: General

Age: 3rd Age - The Kings

Year: 0001

Description:

An event in the aftermath of the War of the Last Alliance; see that entry for an overview:
[Oropher] had joined the Alliance, but was slain.... Thranduil his son had returned with the remnant of the army of the Silvan Elves in the year before Isildur's march.

Unfinished Tales, Part 3, Ch 1, The Disaster of the Gladden Fields: Notes, Note 14

Thranduil his son survived, but... he led back home barely a third of the army that had marched to war.

Unfinished Tales, Part 2, Ch 4, Appendix B, The History of Galadriel and Celeborn: The Sindarin Princes of the Silvan Elves

Orc-troops of the Red Eye... remained alert and watchful, determined to attack any companies of Elves or Men that they outnumbered. Thranduil they had let pass, for even his diminished army was far too strong for them.... Probably they thought that Sauron had been victorious, and the war-scarred army of Thranduil was retreating to hide in fastnesses of the Forest.... [Author's note.]

Unfinished Tales, Part 3, Ch 1, The Disaster of the Gladden Fields: Notes, Note 20

A long peace followed in which the numbers of the Silvan Elves grew again; but they were unquiet and anxious, feeling the change of the world that the Third Age would bring....[There] was in Thranduil's heart a still deeper shadow. He had seen the horror of Mordor and could not forget it. If ever he looked south its memory dimmed the light of the Sun, and though he knew that it was now broken and deserted and under the vigilance of the Kings of Men, fear spoke in his heart that it was not conquered for ever: it would arise again.

Unfinished Tales, Part 2, Ch 4, Appendix B, The History of Galadriel and Celeborn: The Sindarin Princes of the Silvan Elves

Contributors:
Elena Tiriel 3Dec07, 10Dec07

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