Ar-Pharazôn lands and claims lordship in the Assault on Valinor (estimated date)
Event Type: Military/Strategic
Age: Akallabêth/Last Alliance
Date: May 9, 3319
An event in the Assault on Valinor; see that entry for an overview:
For a wind arose in the east and it wafted [the fleets of the Númenóreans] away; and they broke the Ban of the Valar, and sailed into forbidden seas, going up with war against the Deathless, to wrest from them everlasting life within the Circles of the World.
But the fleets of Ar-Pharazôn came up out of the deeps of the sea and encompassed Avallónë and all the isle of Eressëa, and the Eldar mourned, for the light of the setting sun was cut off by the cloud of the Númenóreans. And at last Ar-Pharazôn came even to Aman, the Blessed Realm, and the coasts of Valinor; and still all was silent, and doom hung by a thread. For Ar-Pharazôn wavered at the end, and almost he turned back. His heart misgave him when he looked upon the soundless shores and saw Taniquetil shining, whiter than snow, colder than death, silent, immutable, terrible as the shadow of the light of Ilúvatar. But pride was now his master, and at last he left his ship and strode upon the shore, claiming the land for his own, if none should do battle for it. And a host of the Númenóreans encamped in might about Túna, whence all the Eldar had fled.
The Silmarillion, Akallabêth
[Note: the year is canon, but the date is an estimate, set to follow the estimated date of the sailing of the Great Armament by thirty-nine days.]
Elena Tiriel 27Nov05