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Orc reinforcements from Isengard arrive at Fangorn (approximate date)

Event Type: Military/Strategic

Age: 3rd Age - Ring War

Date: February 28, 3019

Description:
[Note: the actual date is 29 February 3019, but modern date software cannot handle such a date.]

An event in the prelude of the Attack on the Orc-raiders at Fangorn; see that entry for an overall timeline:

[Snarled Uglúk,] '... these Whiteskins have better night-eyes than most Men, from all I've heard; and don't forget their horses! They can see the night-breeze, or so it's said. Still there's one thing the fine fellows don't know: Mauhúr and his lads are in the forest, and they should turn up any time now.'

The Two Towers, LoTR Book 3, Ch 3, The Uruk-Hai

The cries of Grishnákh had roused the Orcs. From the yells and screeches that came from the knoll the hobbits guessed that their disappearance had been discovered: Uglúk was probably knocking off a few more heads. Then suddenly the answering cries of orc-voices came from the right, outside the circle of watch-fires, from the direction of the forest and the mountains. Mauhúr had apparently arrived and was attacking the besiegers. There was the sound of galloping horses. The Riders were drawing in their ring close round the knoll, risking the orc-arrows, so as to prevent any sortie, while a company rode off to deal with the newcomers. ...

The sounds had died away. Evidently Mauhúr and his 'lads' had been killed or driven off. The Riders had returned to their silent ominous vigil. It would not last very much longer. Already the night was old. In the East, which had remained unclouded, the sky was beginning to grow pale.

The Two Towers, LoTR Book 3, Ch 3, The Uruk-Hai

'Others joined them.... And others, too, came out of the forest. Great Orcs, who also bore the White Hand of Isengard: that kind is stronger and more fell than all others.'

The Two Towers, LoTR Book 3, Ch 2, The Riders of Rohan

Contributors:
Elena Tiriel 28Dec04

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