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End of the North-kingdom

Event Type: Political

Age: 3rd Age - The Kings

Year: 1974

Description:
"1974 End of the North-kingdom. The Witch-king over-runs Arthedain and takes Fornost."

Lord of the Rings: Return of the King Appx. B "The Third Age"

"In 1974 the power of Angmar arose again, and the Witch-king came down upon Arthedain before winter was ended. He captured Fornost, and drove most of the remaining Dúnedain over the Lune; among them were the sons of the king. But King Arvedui held out upon the North Downs until the last, and then fled north with some of his guard; and they escaped by the swiftness of their horses."

"The Shire-folk survived, though war swept over them and most of them fled into hiding. To the help of the king they sent some archers who never returned; and others went also to the battle in which Angmar was overthrown (of which more is said in the annals of the South). Afterwards in the peace that followed the Shire-folk ruled themselves and prospered. They chose a Thain to take the place of the King, and were content; though for a long time many still looked for the return of the King."

"After Arvedui the North-kingdom ended, for the Dúnedain were now few and all the peoples of Eriador diminished. Yet the line of the kings was continued by the Chieftains of the Dúnedain, of whom Aranarth son of Arvedui was the first."

Lord of the Rings: Return of the King Appx. A Part I Section iii "Eriador, Arnor , and the Heirs of Isildur"

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Loquacious 03.20.04

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