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Battle of Dagorlad

Event Type: Military/Strategic

Age: Akallabêth/Last Alliance

Year: 3434

Description:

The initial event in the War of the Last Alliance; see that entry for an overview:
'I was the herald of Gil-galad and marched with his host. I was at the Battle of Dagorlad before the Black Gate of Mordor....'

The Fellowship of the Ring, LoTR Book 2, Ch 2, The Council of Elrond

[They]... came at last upon the host of Sauron on Dagorlad, the Battle Plain, which lies before the gate of the Black Land. All living things were divided in that day, and some of every kind, even of beasts and birds, were found in either host, save the Elves only. They alone were undivided and followed Gil-galad. Of the Dwarves few fought upon either side; but the kindred of Durin of Moria fought against Sauron.

The Silmarillion, Of the Rings of Power and the Third Age

The Silvan Elves were hardy and valiant, but... independent, and not disposed to place themselves under the supreme command of Gil-galad. Their losses were thus more grievous than they need have been.... Oropher [of Greenwood] was slain in the first assault upon Mordor, rushing forward at the head of his most doughty warriors before Gil-galad had given the signal for the advance.

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

[Amdír of Lórien] and more than half his following perished in the great battle..., being cut off from the main host and driven into the Dead Marshes.

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

The host of Gil-galad and Elendil had the victory, for the might of the Elves was still great in those days, and the Númenóreans were strong and tall, and terrible in their wrath. Against Aeglos the spear of Gil-galad none could stand; and the sword of Elendil filled Orcs and Men with fear, for it shone with the light of the sun and of the moon, and it was named Narsil.

The Silmarillion, Of the Rings of Power and the Third Age

Contributors:
Lyllyn 3Nov04
Elena Tiriel 10Dec07

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