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Sauron falls in the Last Combat on Orodruin

Event Type: Military/Strategic

Age: Akallabêth/Last Alliance

Year: 3441

Description:

An event in the War of the Last Alliance; see that entry for an overview:
'I beheld the last combat on the slopes of Orodruin, where Gil-galad died, and Elendil fell...; but Sauron himself was overthrown....'

The Fellowship of the Ring, LoTR Book 2, Ch 2, The Council of Elrond

But at the last the siege was so strait that Sauron himself came forth; and he wrestled with Gil-galad and Elendil, and they both were slain, and the sword of Elendil broke under him as he fell. But Sauron also was thrown down, and with the hilt-shard of Narsil Isildur cut the Ruling Ring from the hand of Sauron and took it for his own. Then Sauron was for that time vanquished, and he forsook his body, and his spirit fled far away and hid in waste places; and he took no visible shape again for many long years.

The Silmarillion, Of the Rings of Power and the Third Age

'Fruitless did I call the victory of the Last Alliance? Not wholly so, yet it did not achieve its end. Sauron was diminished, but not destroyed. His Ring was lost but not unmade.'

The Fellowship of the Ring, LoTR Book 2, Ch 2, The Council of Elrond

Contributors:
Elena Tiriel 24Jun06, 4Jul06

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