Gil-galad and Elendil form the Last Alliance
Event Type: Political
Age: Akallabêth/Last Alliance
An event in the prelude to the War of the Last Alliance; see that entry for an overview:
Isildur escapes by ship..., and sails north... to Elendil in Arnor....
Elendil and Isildur obtain the help of Gil-galad and Elrond....
The Peoples of Middle-earth, HoME Vol 12, Part 1, Ch 7, The Heirs of Elendil
Now Elendil and Gil-galad took counsel together, for they perceived that Sauron would grow too strong and would overcome all his enemies one by one, if they did not unite against him. Therefore they made that League which is called the Last Alliance, and they marched east... gathering a great host of Elves and Men....
The Silmarillion, Of the Rings of Power and the Third Age
Elena Tiriel 3Dec07