Orcs slaughter Isildur's Guard at the Disaster of the Gladden Fields
Event Type: Military/Strategic
Age: 3rd Age - The Kings
Date: October 4, 0002
An event in the Disaster of the Gladden Fields; see that entry for an overview:
'[Almost] all [Isildur's] folk were slain.'
The Fellowship of the Ring, LoTR Book 1, Ch 2, The Shadow of the Past
Of what befell the Dúnedain only this was later known: ere long they all lay dead, save one, a young esquire1 stunned and buried under fallen men.
Unfinished Tales, Part 3, Ch 1, The Disaster of the Gladden Fields
'From the ruin of the Gladden Fields..., three men2 only came ever back over the mountains after long wandering.'
The Fellowship of the Ring, LoTR Book 2, Ch 2, The Council of Elrond
1 [He] was Elendur's esquire, named Estelmo, and was one of the last to fall, but was stunned by a club, and not slain....
Unfinished Tales, Part 3, Ch 1, The Disaster of the Gladden Fields: The Sources of the Legend of Isildur's Death
2 The three were Ohtar and his companion, whom Isildur ordered to flee before the battle started, and Estelmo, who survived the battle, possibly because he was defended by Elendur.
Commentary by Elena Tiriel
Elena Tiriel 11Nov07