Narmacil II, King of Gondor, slain in the Battle of the Plains
Event Type: Genealogical
Age: 3rd Age - The Kings
The result of an early defeat in Gondor's Wars with the Wainriders; see that entry for a description of the enemy and an overall timeline of the wars:
... Telumehtar Umbardacil 1850, Narmacil II †1856, Calimehtar 1936 ...
The Return of the King, LoTR Appendix A, Annals of the Kings and Rulers: The Realms in Exile
[The Wainriders] made a sudden assault upon Gondor, and King Narmacil II was slain in battle with them beyond Anduin in 1856.
The Return of the King, LoTR Appendix A, Annals of the Kings and Rulers: Gondor and the Heirs of Anárion
King Narmacil II took a great army north into the plains south of Mirkwood, and gathered all that he could of the scattered remnants of the Northmen; but he was defeated, and himself fell in battle.
Unfinished Tales, Part 3, Ch 2, Cirion and Eorl and the Friendship of Gondor and Rohan: The Northmen and the Wainriders
Elena Tiriel 18Jul04
added quote: ET 11Dec04