Nazgûl cross Sarn Ford
Event Type: General
Age: 3rd Age - Ring War
Dates: September 22, 3018 ~ September 23, 3018
The Black Riders reach Sarn Ford at evening; they drive off the guard of Rangers.
The Return of the King, LoTR Appendix B, The Tale of Years: The Third Age
Night was waning on the twenty-second day of September when drawing together again they came to Sarn Ford and the southernmost borders of the Shire. They found them guarded for the Rangers barred their way. But this was a task beyond the power of the Dúnedain; and maybe it would still have proved so even if their captain, Aragorn, had been with them. But he was away to the north, upon the East Road near Bree; and the hearts even of the Dúnedain misgave them. Some fled northward, hoping to bear news to Aragorn, but they were pursued and slain or driven away into the wild. Some still dared to bar the ford, and held it while day lasted, but at night the Lord of Morgul swept them away, and the Black Riders passed into the Shire....
Unfinished Tales, Part 3, Ch 4, The Hunt for the Ring: Of the Journey of the Black Riders
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