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Isildur sends Aratan and Ciryon to hold Minas Ithil in the Siege of Barad-dûr

Event Type: Military/Strategic

Age: Akallabêth/Last Alliance

Year: 3434


An event in the War of the Last Alliance; see that entry for an overview:
All three [of Isildur's sons] had fought in the War of the Alliance, but Aratan and Ciryon had not been in the invasion of Mordor and the siege of Barad-dûr, for Isildur had sent them to man his fortress of Minas Ithil, lest Sauron should escape Gil-galad and Elendil and seek to force a way through Cirith Dúath (later called Cirith Ungol) and take vengeance on the Dúnedain before he was overcome.

Unfinished Tales, Part 3, Ch 1, The Disaster of the Gladden Fields: Notes, Note 11

Elena Tiriel 5Dec07

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