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Sauron comes forth for the Last Combat on Orodruin

Event Type: Military/Strategic

Age: Akallabêth/Last Alliance

Year: 3441

Description:

An event in the War of the Last Alliance; see that entry for an overview:
'I beheld the last combat on the slopes of Orodruin....'

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

But at the last the siege was so strait that Sauron himself came forth; and he wrestled with Gil-galad and Elendil, and they both were slain, and the sword of Elendil broke under him as he fell. But Sauron also was thrown down, and with the hilt-shard of Narsil Isildur cut the Ruling Ring from the hand of Sauron and took it for his own.

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

'Alas! yes,' said Elrond. 'Isildur took it, as should not have been. It should have been cast then into Orodruin's fire nigh at hand where it was made. But few marked what Isildur did. He alone stood by his father in that last mortal contest; and by Gil-galad only Círdan stood, and I. But Isildur would not listen to our counsel.

'"This I will have as weregild for my father, and my brother," he said; and therefore whether we would or no, he took it to treasure it.'

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

Then Sauron was for that time vanquished, and he forsook his body, and his spirit fled far away and hid in waste places; and he took no visible shape again for many long years.

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

Contributors:
Elena Tiriel 10Dec07

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