Nazgûl flee to the East after the Siege of Barad-dûr
Event Type: Military/Strategic
Age: Akallabêth/Last Alliance
An event in the aftermath of the War of the Last Alliance; see that entry for an overview:
Sauron passes away and the Ringwraiths go into the shadows.
The Lord of the Rings, Appendix B, The Tale of Years: The Second Age
The Dark Lord is no longer on his throne, but his monsters are not wholly destroyed, and his dreadful servants, slaves of the Ring, endure as shadows among the shadows.
The Letters of J. R. R. Tolkien, Edited by Humphrey Carpenter, Letter 131 to Milton Waldman, circa 1951
The servants of Sauron were routed and dispersed....
The Silmarillion, Of the Rings of Power and the Third Age
[All] his forces had been destroyed. If any few had escaped, they had fled far to the East with the Ringwraiths.
Unfinished Tales, Part 3, Ch 1, The Disaster of the Gladden Fields: Notes, Note 20
Elena Tiriel 5Dec07, 9Sep09