Oropher, King of the Elves of Greenwood, slain in the Battle of Dagorlad
Event Type: Genealogical
Age: Akallabêth/Last Alliance
An event in the War of the Last Alliance; see that entry for an overview:
[Oropher] had joined the Alliance, but was slain in the assault upon the Gates of Mordor.
Unfinished Tales, Part 3, Ch 1, The Disaster of the Gladden Fields: Notes, Note 14
The Silvan Elves were hardy and valiant, but... independent, and not disposed to place themselves under the supreme command of Gil-galad.... Oropher was slain in the first assault upon Mordor, rushing forward at the head of his most doughty warriors before Gil-galad had given the signal for the advance.
Unfinished Tales, Part 2, Ch 4, Appendix B, The History of Galadriel and Celeborn: The Sindarin Princes of the Silvan Elves
Elena Tiriel 3Dec07