Brand of Dale threatened by Sauron's messengers (estimated date)
Event Type: Military/Strategic
Age: 3rd Age - The Stewards
Date: October 1, 3017
An event in the early prelude to the Battle of Dale and Erebor; see that entry for an overview:
[Said Glóin,] '[The] Shadow grows and draws nearer. We discover that messengers have come also to King Brand in Dale, and that he is afraid. We fear that he may yield. Already war is gathering on his eastern borders. If we make no answer, the Enemy may move Men of his rule to assail King Brand, and Dáin also.'
The Fellowship of the Ring, LoTR Book 2, Ch 2, The Council of Elrond
The year is canon, but the month is an estimate, set about the same time as the event Dáin II threatened by Sauron's messenger.
Elena Tiriel 14Mar08, 9Sep09