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Orcs slaughter Isildur's Guard at the Disaster of the Gladden Fields

Event Type: Military/Strategic

Age: 3rd Age - The Kings

Date: October 4, 0002

Description:

An event in the Disaster of the Gladden Fields; see that entry for an overview:
'[Almost] all [Isildur's] folk were slain.'

The Fellowship of the Ring, LoTR Book 1, Ch 2, The Shadow of the Past

Of what befell the Dúnedain only this was later known: ere long they all lay dead, save one, a young esquire1 stunned and buried under fallen men.

Unfinished Tales, Part 3, Ch 1, The Disaster of the Gladden Fields

'From the ruin of the Gladden Fields..., three men2 only came ever back over the mountains after long wandering.'

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


Notes
1   [He] was Elendur's esquire, named Estelmo, and was one of the last to fall, but was stunned by a club, and not slain....

Unfinished Tales, Part 3, Ch 1, The Disaster of the Gladden Fields: The Sources of the Legend of Isildur's Death

2   The three were Ohtar and his companion, whom Isildur ordered to flee before the battle started, and Estelmo, who survived the battle, possibly because he was defended by Elendur.

Commentary by Elena Tiriel

Contributors:
Elena Tiriel 11Nov07

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