Winged Nazgûl join the Siege of Minas Tirith
Event Type: Military/Strategic
Age: 3rd Age - Ring War
Date: March 14, 3019
An event in the Siege of Minas Tirith; see that entry for an overview:
In vain men shook their fists at the pitiless foes that swarmed before the Gate.... But soon there were few left in Minas Tirith who had the heart to stand up and defy the hosts of Mordor. For yet another weapon, swifter than hunger, the Lord of the Dark Tower had: dread and despair.
The Nazgûl came again, and as their Dark Lord now grew and put forth his strength, so their voices, which uttered only his will and his malice, were filled with evil and horror. Ever they circled above the City, like vultures that expect their fill of doomed men's flesh. Out of sight and shot they flew, and yet were ever present, and their deadly voices rent the air. More unbearable they became, not less, at each new cry. At length even the stout-hearted would fling themselves to the ground as the hidden menace passed over them, or they would stand, letting their weapons fall from nerveless hands while into their minds a blackness came, and they thought no more of war, but only of hiding and of crawling, and of death.
The Return of the King, LoTR Book 5, Ch 4, The Siege of Gondor
Elena Tiriel 14Mar08