Gandalf arrives in Rivendell
Event Type: General
Age: 3rd Age - Ring War
Date: October 18, 3018
An event in the prelude to the Council of Elrond; see that entry for an overview:
Gandalf reaches Rivendell.
The Lord of the Rings, Appendix B, The Tale of Years: The Third Age
'I reached here at last by a long hard road, up the Hoarwell and through the Ettenmoors, and down from the north. It took me nearly fourteen days from Weathertop, for I could not ride among the rocks of the troll-fells, and Shadowfax departed.... But so it was that I came to Rivendell only three days before the Ring.... 1
The Fellowship of the Ring, LoTR Book 2, Ch 2, The Council of Elrond
1 According to the Tale of Years, Gandalf arrived in Rivendell on October 18th, but Frodo arrived with the Ring on the 20th; thus, there appears to be a small discrepancy between the dates in Gandalf's narrative.
Elena Tiriel 24Oct11