Shagrat delivers the tokens of Frodo's capture to Barad-dûr
Event Type: Military/Strategic
Age: 3rd Age - Ring War
Date: March 17, 3019
An event in the prelude to the Battle of the Morannon; see that entry for an overview:
If Sam could have... known the grief that [Shagrat's] escape would bring, he might have quailed.
The Return of the King, LoTR Book 6, Ch 1, The Tower of Cirith Ungol
Shagrat brings Frodo's cloak, mail-shirt, and sword to Barad-dûr.
The Lord of the Rings, Appendix B, The Tale of Years: The Third Age
[Even] in the fastness of his own realm [the Dark Lord] sought the secrecy of night, fearing the winds of the world that had turned against him, tearing aside his veils, and troubled with tidings of bold spies that had passed through his fences.
The Return of the King, LoTR Book 6, Ch 3, Mount Doom
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