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Éomer learns of the Orc-raiders leaving the Emyn Muil

Event Type: Genealogical

Age: 3rd Age - Ring War

Dates: February 26, 3019 ~ February 27, 3019


An event in the aftermath of the Orc-raid at Parth Galen and the prelude to the Attack on the Orc-raiders at Fangorn; see those entries for an overview:
... Éomer hears of the descent of the Orc-band from the Emyn Muil.

The Lord of the Rings, Appendix B, The Tale of Years: The Third Age

'The East-mark is my charge... and I have removed all our herds and herdfolk... leaving none here but guards and swift scouts.'

The Two Towers, LoTR Book 3, Ch 2, The Riders of Rohan

'Well, what did you discover?' growled... Uglúk.

'Only a single horseman, and he made off westwards. All's clear now.'

'Now, I daresay. But how long? You fools! You should have shot him. He'll raise the alarm. The cursed horsebreeders will hear of us by morning. Now we'll have to leg it double quick.'

The Two Towers, LoTR Book 3, Ch 3, The Uruk-Hai

'[Scouts] warned me of the orc-host coming down out of the East Wall four nights ago,1 and among them they reported that some bore the white badges of Saruman. So suspecting what I most fear, a league between Orthanc and the Dark Tower, I led forth my éored....

The Two Towers, LoTR Book 3, Ch 2, The Riders of Rohan

1Editions of The Lord of the Rings prior to 2004 rendered the quote as "three nights ago", a remnant of an earlier conception of the timeline that was not fully amended. Éomer's words were spoken on the 30th of February, so the corrected statement conforms with the date in the Tale of Years.

Commentary by Elena Tiriel
From: The Lord of the Rings: A Reader's Companion, by Wayne G Hammond and Christina Scull, Book 3, Ch 2, The Riders of Rohan

Elena Tiriel 29Feb08, 26Feb10

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