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Fell Winter — Third Age

Event Type: Environment/Disease

Age: 3rd Age - The Stewards

Dates: December 1, 2911 ~ March 1, 2912

Description:

The long, cold winter in Eriador beginning in the year 2911 Third Age:
2911
The Fell Winter. The Baranduin and other rivers are frozen. White Wolves invade Eriador from the North.

The Lord of the Rings, Appendix B, The Tale of Years: The Third Age

Except on the high moors of the Northfarthing a heavy [snow] fall was rare in the Shire, and was regarded as a pleasant event and a chance for fun. No living hobbit (save Bilbo) could remember the Fell Winter of 1311, when the white wolves invaded the Shire over the frozen Brandywine.

The Fellowship of the Ring, LoTR Book 2, Ch 3, The Ring Goes South

The Brandybucks were blowing the Horn-call of Buckland, that had not been sounded for a hundred years, not since the white wolves came in the Fell Winter, when the Brandywine was frozen over.

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


Notes
Note that in Beleriand the winter that began in the year 495 of the First Age was also called the Fell Winter.

Contributors:
Lyllyn 24Jul03
Tanaqui 13May05
Elena Tiriel 14Jul04, 19Sep08, 21Sep08, 1Apr10

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