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Ecthelion II becomes Steward of Gondor

Event Type: Political

Age: 3rd Age - The Stewards

Year: 2953

Description:

…Turgon 2953, Ecthelion II 2984, Denethor II…

The Return of the King, LoTR Appendix A, The Realms in Exile: The Southern Line: Ruling Stewards

Ecthelion II, son of Turgon, was a man of wisdom. With what power was left to him he began to strengthen his realm against the assault of Mordor. He encouraged all men of worth from near or far to enter his service, and to those who proved trustworthy he gave rank and reward. In much that he did he had the aid and advice of a great captain whom he loved above all. Thorongil men called him in Gondor, the Eagle of the Star, for he was swift and keen-eyed, and wore a silver star upon his cloak; but no one knew his true name nor in what land he was born. He came to Ecthelion from Rohan, where he had served the King Thengel, but he was not one of the Rohirrim. He was a great leader of men, by land or by sea, but he departed into the shadows whence he came, before the days of Ecthelion were ended. […]

Thorongil often warned Ecthelion not to put trust in Saruman the White in Isengard, but to welcome rather Gandalf the Grey

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

…two years ere [Turgon’s] death, Sauron arose again, and declared himself openly; and he re-entered Mordor long prepared for him.

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

2954 Mount Doom bursts into flame again. The last inhabitants of Ithilien flee over Anduin.

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

Contributors:
Thevina Finduilas 10.28.03
Revised and links added: Tanaqui 14May05

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