Timeline for Unto the ending of the world
Events that occur the same as in the book are indicated in italic text.
All dates are given according to King's/Shire Reckoning
The timeline for this month is based on the original timeline from the Tale of Years.
7 Frodo puts on the Ring to avoid capture by Faramir. Sam is caught, but killed when he attempts to escape. Aragorn comes to Dunharrow at nightfall.
8 Aragorn takes the 'Paths of the Dead' at daybreak; he reaches Erech at midnight.
9 Gandalf reaches Minas Tirith. Faramir leaves Henneth Annûn. Aragorn sets out from Erech and comes to Calembel. At dusk Frodo reaches the Morgul-road, where he is captured and taken to Minas Morgul. Théoden comes to Dunharrow. Darkness begins to flow out of Mordor.
10 The Dawnless Day. Sauron has his Ring back. The Muster of Rohan: the Rohirrim ride from Harrowdale. Faramir returns to Minas Tirith. Aragorn crosses Ringló. An army from the Morannon takes Cair Andros and passes into Anórien.
11 Denethor sends Faramir to Osgiliath. Aragorn reaches Linhir and crosses into Lebennin. He looks in the palantír again. Eastern Rohan is invaded from the north. First assault on Lórien.
12 Faramir retreats to the Causeway Forts. Théoden camps under Minrimmon. Aragorn drives the enemy towards Pelargir. The Ents defeat the invaders of Rohan.
13 Faramir leads the survivors of Cair Andros into the City. The Pelennor is over-run. Aragorn reaches Pelargir and captures the fleet. Théoden in Drúadan Forest.
14 Minas Tirith is besieged. The Rohirrim led by the Wild Men come to the Grey Wood.
15 Rohirrim arrive at cockcrow. Battle of the Pelennor. Théoden falls, Éomer is slain shortly after. After their initial charge, the Rohirrim are driven back, but the rout is turned into a holding line near the Rammas when Éowyn reveals her presence. Aragorn raises the standard of Arwen. Fresh Mordor troops pour into the field to reinforce the Haradrim. Before he can join forces with Imrahil and Faramir, Aragorn is wounded by the Nazgûl. Debate of the commanders.
Battle under the trees in Mirkwood; Thranduil repels the forces of Dol Guldur. Second assault on Lórien.
16 The attack on Minas Tirith resumes. Rohan attempts to break the siege, but cannot get through. The Gate of Minas Tirith is breached. Gandalf kills the Nazgûl as the wraith attempts to enter the City. The Enemy's troops start moving into the First and Second Circles. The Corsair ships and the Rohirrim are signalled to abandon the siege and make their escape. Gandalf leaves Minas Tirith, destination unknown. Aragorn dies at dusk. The third Circle is held at great cost.
17 During the night, Denethor orders the evacuation of Minas Tirith. The defenders make their way out into the mountains. Minas Tirith has fallen
Battle of Dale. King Brand and King Dáin Ironfoot fall. Many Dwarves and Men take refuge in Erebor and are besieged.
18 The Gondorian evacuees go south, heading for Pelargir and Dol Amroth. The Grey Company heads west
19 - 24 The Grey Company travel through Gondor
21 They pass Ethring
23 They reach Erech
24 They travel from Erech to the Morthond Vale
25 The Grey Company go from the Morthond Vale through the Paths of the Dead to Dunharrow, and arrive at Edoras around dusk
26 Halbarad, Elladan and Elrohir meet with Éowyn and her councillors
27 Elladan, Elrohir, Legolas and Gimli ride north, accompanied by Erkenbrand and Wídfara. The Grey Company leaves Edoras to ride west.
28 Elladan, Elrohir & co. meet Treebeard.
1 Elladan, Elrohir & co. reach Lothlórien, and speak with Galadriel and Celeborn.
3 The Grey Company reach Tharbad.
13 Glorfindel catches up with Halbarad.
14 Halbarad arrives in Rivendell. He speaks with Arwen and Elrond.
15 Pippin spends a pleasant day fishing in Pelargir.
16 Legolas and Gimli leave Lothlórien; Halbarad arrives in Caras Dirnen.
17 Faramir's patrol to Ithilien leaves Pelargir.
20 Éowyn meets with her councillors.
24 Legolas and Gimli reach the Old Ford.
25 Halbarad reaches Fornost.
27 The Rangers march for Bree.
29 Faramir watches troops march north from Minas Morgul. Damrod dies.
1 Arwen and Elrond talk.
3 The Rangers break the ruffians' siege of Bree.
13 Faramir's patrol returns to Pelargir.
17 Word reaches Lothlórien of an army approaching. Halbarad returns to Caras Dirnen and summons the Council
19 Halbarad and Halmir spar; Dineth returns from Ringlanthir
21 Elladan and Elrohir watch the Enemy's army cross Anduin. Legolas and Gimli enter Mirkwood.
24 Lothlórien is under siege. Legolas and Gimli die.
26 The last Councillor arrives in the Angle.
27 The Council of the Dúnedain convenes.
28 Imrahil arrives in Pelargir.
29 Denethor's Council meets.
1 Celeborn sends messengers to the Ents.
6 The Nazgûls' attack on Lothlórien is repelled.
28 Elladan and Elrohir reach the Old Forest Road and turn west towards the Misty Mountains.
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Arwen reaches a decision.
Éowyn and Elfhelm wed.
Elladan and Elrohir are caught in a rockfall in the Misty Mountains. Elladan dies.
14 One of Glorfindel's patrols finds Elrohir.
18 Húrin, Erkenbrand & co. arrive in Bree.
20 Húrin, Erkenbrand & co. leave Bree.
1 Húrin, Erkenbrand & co. reach Caras Dirnen.
3 Gandalf and Saruman arrive in Mithlond.
20 Merry receives some letters.
25 Imrahil sees an Umbarite fleet at sea; Elrohir comes to Caras Dirnen.
26 Imrahil sends three of his ships off to warn Gondor about the ships he has seen.
27 Imrahil realises where the Umbarite ships are going and sets course for Dol Amroth.
1 Saruman leaves Mithlond; news that Erebor and Dale have fallen reaches Lothlórien.
11 Elrohir arrives in Tharbad.
12 Imrahil's messenger arrives in Tharbad. Elrohir and three Rangers ride to pass on the warning.
20 Elrohir arrives at Mithlond. The Corsairs attack.
22 News of the Corsair raid reaches Rivendell
27 Elfhelm's éored is attacked