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Aragorn (as Thorongil) raids Umbar and burns the Corsair fleet

Event Type: Military/Strategic

Age: 3rd Age - The Stewards

Year: 2980

Description:

2957-80
Aragorn undertakes his great journeys and errantries. As Thorongil he serves in disguise both Thengel of Rohan and Ecthelion II of Gondor.

The Return of the King, LoTR Appendix B, The Tale of Years: The Third Age

'Thorongil often counselled Ecthelion that the strength of the rebels in Umbar was a great peril to Gondor, and a threat to the fiefs of the south that would prove deadly, if Sauron moved to open war. At last he got leave of the Steward and gathered a small fleet, and he came to Umbar unlooked-for by night, and there burned a great part of the ships of the Corsairs. He himself overthrew the Captain of the Haven in battle upon the quays, and then he withdrew his fleet with small loss.'

The Return of the King, LoTR Appendix A, Annals of the Kings and Rulers: Gondor and the Heirs of Anárion

[Note: The year is known because Appendix A goes on to say that Ecthelion died four years later, which is known to be 2984.]

Contributors:
Lyllyn 11Jun03
added quote: Tanaqui 5Nov05

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