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Gil-galad and Elendil muster the Host of the Alliance in Rivendell

Event Type: Military/Strategic

Age: Akallabêth/Last Alliance

Years: 3431 ~ 3434

Description:

An event in the prelude to the War of the Last Alliance; see that entry for an overview:
[They] made the Last Alliance of Elves and Men, and the hosts of Gil-galad and Elendil were mustered in Arnor.

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

'It is told that Elendil stood [on the great watch-tower of Amon Sûl] watching for the coming of Gil-galad out of the West....'

The Fellowship of the Ring, LoTR Book 1, Ch 11, A Knife in the Dark

They march east to Imladris summoning all folk to their aid.

The Peoples of Middle-earth, HoME Vol 12, Part 1, Ch 6, The Tale of Years of the Second Age

[They] made that League which is called the Last Alliance, and they marched east into Middle-earth gathering a great host of Elves and Men; and they halted for a while at Imladris. It is said that the host that was there assembled was fairer and more splendid in arms than any that has since been seen in Middle-earth, and none greater has been mustered since the host of the Valar went against Thangorodrim.

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

'I remember well the splendour of their banners,' [Elrond] said. 'It recalled to me the glory of the Elder Days and the hosts of Beleriand, so many great princes and captains were assembled. And yet not so many, nor so fair, as when Thangorodrim was broken, and the Elves deemed that evil was ended for ever, and it was not so.'

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

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Elena Tiriel 5Dec07

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