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Sauron declares himself openly

Event Type: Political

Age: 3rd Age - The Stewards

Year: 2951

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2951 Sauron declares himself openly and gathers power in Mordor.

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

Turgon followed Túrin, but of his time it is chiefly remembered that two years ere his death, Sauron arose again, and declared himself openly; and he re-entered Mordor long prepared for him. Then the Barad-dûr was raised once more, and Mount Doom burst into flame, and the last of the folk of Ithilien fled far away.

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

[Gandalf says: Sauron] has indeed arisen again and left his hold in Mirkwood and returned to his ancient fastness in the Dark Tower of Mordor.

The Fellowship of the Ring, LoTR Book 1, Ch 2, The Shadow of the Past

[Boromir says: ]`The Nameless Enemy has arisen again. Smoke rises once more from Orodruin that we call Mount Doom. The power of the Black Land grows and we are hard beset…’

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

[Gandalf says:] 'The Council put forth its strength and drove the evil out of Mirkwood and that was in the very year of the finding of this Ring […]

Sauron […] gave way before us, but only feigned to flee, and soon after came to the Dark Tower and openly declared himself.’

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

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