Legolas Greenleaf Expanded Biography: 2. Timeline

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2. Timeline

Author’s Notes
Bold – Events involving Legolas - mostly from Appendix B – LOTR,
…including a few additional details from text of books
Green – theoretical conclusions or events that are only
theoretically connected to Legolas
Normal text – events that do not directly involve Legolas


Important Events in Legolas’ life:
Dob: Unknown: according to “ Watchful Peace theory”:
* estimated dob TA 2063 – 2460
2460 – Watchful Peace ends
2463 – Gollum acquires the One Ring
2470 – Gollum hides in the Misty Mountains
2770 – Smaug descends on Erebor; Dale destroyed
2911 – the Fell Winter
2941 – Dwarves captured and imprisoned in Mirkwood.
The Battle of Five Armies (*estimated age: 481 - 878 )
2956 – Aragorn and Gandalf meet
3009 – Gandalf and Aragorn renew their hunt for Gollum
at intervals over the next 8 years
3017 – Gollum captured by Aragorn in the Dead Marshes and
brought to Thranduil in Mirkwood.

3018 – June 20th – Approximate date when Thranduil is attacked
and Gollum escapes
(*estimated age: 558 - 955)
August – all trace of Gollum is lost.
October 25 (?) - Legolas arrives in Rivendell (?- exact date unknown)
October 25 – Council of Elrond
Scouts (Legolas probably among them) leave 25th & 26th
for various destinations - including Mirkwood
December 25 – Fellowship leaves Rivendell at dusk

3019 – January – 8 - Company reaches Hollin
11-12 – Snow on Caradras
13 - Attack by wolves, Company reaches Moria Gate
14 – Night in Hall 21
15 – Bridge of Khazad-dum, fall of Gandalf
17 – Company reaches Lórien

February –16 – Farewell to Lórien
23 – boats attacked at night near Sarn Gebir,
Legolas shoots down flying Nazgul
25 – Company passes Argonath & camp at Parth Galen
26 – Breaking of the Fellowship: death of Boromir,
Merry & Pippin captured
27 – Aragorn, Gimli, Legolas reach west-cliff at sunrise.
Aragorn finds Pippin’s elven brooch near noon
30 – They meet Éomer on Plains of Rohan, ride to Fangorn,

March – 1 – Aragorn, Legolas & Gimli (The 3 Hunters)
meet Gandalf the White & set out for Edoras
2 – Gandalf & the 3 hunters come to Edoras, Theoden healed
3 – The 3 hunters go with Théoden to Helm, battle begins
4 – The 3 hunters & Théoden set out for Isengard
5 – The 3 hunters & Théoden reach Isengard at noon,
reunited with Merry & Pippin
Gandalf sets out with Pippin for Minas Tirith
6 – The 3 hunters meet the Dúnedain in early hours,
Théoden leaves for Harrowdale, then later,
the 3 hunters leave for Dunharrow
7 – The 3 hunters (w/Dúnedain) reach Dunharrow at nightfall
8 – Paths of the Dead at daybreak, Stone of Erech at midnight
9 – 3 hunters travel from Erech to Calembel,
Darkness begins to flow from Mordor
10 - the Dawnless Day, The 3 hunters cross Ringlo
11 – The 3 hunters travel from Linhir to Lebenin
12 – The 3 hunters drive enemy towards Pelargir
13 – The 3 hunters reach Pelargir and capture fleet
15 - Battle of the Pelennor
(Battle under the trees in Mirkwood.
Thranduil repels the forces of Dol Guldur.)
16 – (Debate of the Commanders)
Legolas and Gimli visit Merry & Pippin
18 – Host of the West marches from Minas Tirith
19 – Host reaches Morgul-vale
23 – the Host passes out of Ithilien,
Aragorn dismisses the faint-hearted
24 - Host camps in the Desolation of the Morannon
25 – the Host is surrounded on the Slag-hills. Passing of Sauron.
Return to Ithilien (exact date unknown)
28 – Destruction of Dol Guldur begins in Mirkwood
April 6– Day of the New Year of the Elves,
Meeting of Celeborn and Thranduil, Mirkwood renamed: Eryn Lasgalen
April 8 – Ringbearers honored on the Field of Cormallen
May 1 – Crowning of King Elessar
June – Fellowship remains in Minas Tirith
Mid Years Day – Wedding of King Elessar and Arwen
July 19 – Funeral escort of King Théoden sets out
August 7 – Escort comes to Edoras
10 – Funeral of King Théoden
14 – guests take leave of King Éomer
18 – Arrive in Helm’s Deep, Legolas and Gimli
tour the glittering caves
22 – Come to Isengard, the travelers take their separate paths.
Legolas and Gimli head for Fangorn

During the following weeks and months:
Legolas and Gimli visit Fangorn Forest
Legolas takes Gimli to Erebor, then
Legolas returns to Mirkwood


Over the following century:
Legolas founds settlement in Ithilien and helps Aragorn rebuild Gondor
Legolas creates beautiful gardens for Faramir

Year F.A. 120 - March 1 – Passing of King Elessar
“Then Legolas built a grey ship in Ithilien, and sailed down Anduin
and so over Sea; and with him, it is said, went Gimli the Dwarf.”



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Author: Ithildin

Status: General

Completion: Work in Progress

Era: Other

Genre: Research Article

Rating: General

Last Updated: 02/16/03

Original Post: 01/19/03

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