Wulf defeats Helm at the Fords of Isen in the Invasion of Rohan
Event Type: Military/Strategic
Age: 3rd Age - The Stewards
The first event in the Invasion of Rohan from West and East; see that entry for an overview:
Three great fleets ... assailed the coasts of Gondor.... At the same time the Rohirrim were assailed from the west and the east, and their land was overrun, and they were driven into the dales of the White Mountains.
The Return of the King, LoTR Appendix A, Annals of the Kings and Rulers: Gondor and the Heirs of Anárion: The Stewards
At the same time Rohan was again invaded from the East, and the Dunlendings ... came over the Isen and down from Isengard. It was soon known that Wulf [son of Freca] was their leader. ...
The Rohirrim were defeated and their land was overrun; and those who were not slain or enslaved fled to the dales of the mountains. Helm was driven back with great loss from the Crossings of Isen ...
The Return of the King, LoTR Appendix A, Annals of the Kings and Rulers: The House of Eorl
Elena Tiriel 16Aug04