Aragorn rides from Erech to Calembel
Event Type: General
Age: 3rd Age - Ring War
Date: March 9, 3019
An event in the prelude to the Siege of Minas Tirith; see that entry for an overview:
Aragorn sets out from Erech and comes to Calembel.
The Lord of the Rings, Appendix B, The Tale of Years: The Third Age
'[We] rode from the Black Stone,' [Legolas] said. 'And lo! in the darkness of Mordor my hope rose; for in that gloom the Shadow Host seemed to grow stronger and more terrible to look upon. Some I saw riding, some striding, yet all moving with the same great speed.... In the uplands of Lamedon they overtook our horses, and swept round us, and would have passed us by, if Aragorn had not forbidden them.
'At his command they fell back. "Even the shades of Men are obedient to his will," I thought. "They may serve his needs yet!"
'One day of light we rode, and then came the day without dawn, and still we rode on....'
The Return of the King, LoTR Book 5, Ch 9, The Last Debate
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