41. Timeline and Characters - SPOILERS
THIRD AGE 3019
March 9th Orodruin erupts; Pippin & Gandalf enter the City; Only 3,000
defenders from the South enter Minas Tirith; Faramir leaves
Henneth-Annûn for Cair Andros; Pippin meets the Cat.
March 10th The Dawnless day; Faramir harried; Gandalf saves him;
Pippin begins service in the livery of Gondor.
March 11th Nazgûl above the City; Faramir captains Osgiliath.
March 12th Minas Morgul emptied; Osgiliath attacked; Cair Andros falls;
Faramir retreats to Rammas.
March 13th Faramir retreats to the City; Wounded, falls to Black Breath.
March 14th Pelennor taken; Denethor looks a last time in the Palantír
and despairs; Gandalf commands the City; Imrahil at his side.
March 15th Gates of Minas Tirith broken; Rohan arrives; Pippin seeks
Gandalf; Gandalf saves Faramir; Denethor dies at dawn;
Théoden dies; Merry & Éowyn kill Witch-king; Battle of the
Pelennor; Húrin and Imrahil sally forth to help Éomer; Aragorn
lands at the Harlond; Battle is won; Aragorn wakes Faramir,
Éowyn & Meriadoc; Cat spends the night in vigil with Faramir.
March 16th Aragorn calls council of Éomer, Imrahil and Gandalf;
Alqualondë pledges fealty to Elessar; meets Legolas and Gimli.
March 17th Final preparations for assault on Mordor; Merry learns he will not
go; Pippin and Cat try to comfort him; the Cat shows Húrin the
March 18th Aragorn and company leave Minas Tirith; pass through Osgiliath;
Main army camps on other side on highway leading to Minas
Morgul; Aragorn and company press on to Crossroads; Aragorn
claims Ithilien as his own; orders repairs of king's statue.
March 19th Main army rejoins Aragorn and company; Aragorn and small
company reach the bridge of Minas Morgul, destroy it and set
the felds aflame.
March 20th Aragorn leaves archers to guard Crossroads; Heads north;
heralds proclaim King Elessar is come.
March 21st Ambushed but survive; Nazgûl shadow them from now on.
March 22nd Road turns northeast towards Black Gate.
March 23rd Rach lands west of the Morannon; Elessar dismisses the faint-
March 24th Camp northwest of the Black Gate; wolves howl, creatures stalk.
March 25th Battle of the Morannon; the Ring is destroyed.
March 28th The Cat awakes in Pippin's arms
April 8th Frodo and Sam awake.
May 1st Aragorn's coronation.
March 15, 3023 Alqualondë is released from Elessar's service.
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