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Arvedui of Arthedain sends for aid from Gondor

Event Type: Military/Strategic

Age: 3rd Age - The Kings

Date: October 1, 1973

An event in the Battle of Fornost; see that entry for an overview:

King Araphant continued with dwindling strength to hold off the assaults of Angmar, and Arvedui when he succeeded did likewise; but at last in the autumn of 1973 messages came to Gondor that Arthedain was in great straits, and that the Witch-king of Angmar was preparing a last stroke against it.

The Return of the King, LoTR Appendix A, Annals of the Kings and Rulers: The Realms in Exile: The Southern Line: Heirs of Anárion

Doubtless [the palantíri] were used in the consultations between Arnor and Gondor in the year 1944 concerning the succession to the Crown. The "messages" received in Gondor in 1973, telling of the dire straits of the Northern Kingdom, was possibly their last use until the approach of the War of the Ring. [Author's note.]

Unfinished Tales, Part 4, Ch 3, The Palantíri: Notes, Note 1

[Note: date is arbitraily chosen to place this event in the season of autumn.]

Tanaqui 28Apr05

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