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Éomer attacks the Orc-raiders at Fangorn (approximate date)

Event Type: Military/Strategic

Age: 3rd Age - Ring War

Date: February 28, 3019

Description:

The actual date of this event is 29 February 3019, but it cannot be represented using modern date software.
An event in the Attack on the Orc-raiders at Fangorn; see that entry for an overview:
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....

Far over the Great River, and the Brown Lands, leagues upon grey leagues away, the Dawn came, red as flame. Loud rang the hunting-horns to greet it. The Riders of Rohan sprang suddenly to life. Horn answered horn again.

Merry and Pippin heard, clear in the cold air, the neighing of war-horses, and the sudden singing of many men. The Sun's limb was lifted, an arc of fire, above the margin of the world. Then with a great cry the Riders charged from the East; the red light gleamed on mail and spear. The Orcs yelled and shot all the arrows that remained to them. The hobbits saw several horsemen fall; but their line held on up the hill and over it, and wheeled round and charged again. Most of the raiders that were left alive then broke and fled, this way and that, pursued one by one to the death....

And over the wide fields the keen-eyed Riders hunted down the few Orcs that had escaped and still had strength to fly.

Then when they had laid their fallen comrades in a mound and had sung their praises, the Riders made a great fire and scattered the ashes of their enemies. So ended the raid....

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

Contributors:
Elena Tiriel 28Dec04

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