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Narsil, the sword of Elendil, breaks in the Last Combat on Orodruin

Event Type: Artifacts

Age: Akallabêth/Last Alliance

Year: 3441

Description:

An event in the War of the Last Alliance; see that entry for an overview:
Against Aeglos the spear of Gil-galad none could stand; and the sword of Elendil filled Orcs and Men with fear, for it shone with the light of the sun and of the moon, and it was named Narsil.

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

'I beheld the last combat on the slopes of Orodruin, where Gil-galad died, and Elendil fell, and Narsil broke beneath him....'

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

[The] sword of Elendil broke under him as he fell. But ... with the hilt-shard of Narsil Isildur cut the Ruling Ring from the hand of Sauron....

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

[Said] Aragorn[,] ... '[The] Sword that was Broken is the Sword of Elendil that broke beneath him when he fell. It has been treasured by his heirs when all other heirlooms were lost; for it was spoken of old among us that it should be made again when the Ring, Isildur's Bane, was found.'

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

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Elena Tiriel 14Aug06

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