First assault on Lórien
Event Type: Military/Strategic
Age: 3rd Age - Ring War
Date: March 11, 3019
An event in the War of the Ring; see that entry for an overview.
'[There] was a great inrush of those, burárum..., those vermin of orcs; and they came over the River and down from the North and all round the wood of Laurelindórenan, which they could not get into, thanks to the Great ones who are here.' [Treebeard] bowed to the Lord and Lady of Lórien.
The Return of the King, LoTR Book 6, Ch 5, Many Partings
Three times Lórien had been assailed from Dol Guldur, but besides the valour of the elven people of that land, the power that dwelt there was too great for any to overcome, unless Sauron had come there himself. Though grievous harm was done to the fair woods on the borders, the assaults were driven back....
The Lord of the Rings, Appendix B, The Tale of Years: The Third Age
Elena Tiriel 29Dec04, 10Mar07