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Aragorn crosses Gilrain into Lebennin

Event Type: Military/Strategic

Age: 3rd Age - Ring War

Date: March 11, 3019

Description:

An event in the prelude to the Siege of Minas Tirith; see that entry for an overview:
Map of Lebennin.
Lebennin, showing the road from Linhir to Pelargir.
Aragorn reaches Linhir and crosses into Lebennin.

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

'... Ringló we crossed; and on the third day we came to Linhir above the mouth of Gilrain. And there men of Lamedon contested the fords with fell folk.... But defenders and foes alike... fled when we came.... Only Angbor, Lord of Lamedon, had the heart to abide us; and Aragorn bade him gather his folk and come behind, if they dared, when the Grey Host had passed.

'"At Pelargir the Heir of Isildur will have need of you," he said.

'Thus we crossed over Gilrain, driving the allies of Mordor in rout before us; and then we rested a while.'

The Return of the King, LoTR Book 5, Ch 9, The Last Debate

Contributors:
Lyllyn 26Jul03
Elena Tiriel 8Mar08, 28May11

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