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Invasion of Ithilien by Haradrim: Overview

Event Type: Military/Strategic

Age: 3rd Age - The Stewards

Year: 2885

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Table of Contents:

The Enemy
The Timeline
The Prelude
The War
The Aftermath

The Enemy

... the Haradrim had occupied [Ithilien]....

The Return of the King, LoTR Appendix A, Annals of the Kings and Rulers: Gondor and the Heirs of Anárion: The Stewards


The Timeline

2885
Stirred up by emissaries of Sauron the Haradrim cross the Poros and attack Gondor. The sons of Folcwine of Rohan are slain in the service of Gondor.

[See: Invasion of Ithilien by Haradrim]
[See: Rohan Aids Gondor in the Invasion of Ithilien by Haradrim]
[See: Battle with the Haradrim at the Crossings of Poros]
[See: Folcwine's Heirs Slain in the Battle with the Haradrim at the Crossings of Poros]

The Return of the King, LoTR Appendix B, The Tale of Years: The Third Age


The Prelude

In the days of Túrin II the enemies of Gondor began to move again; for Sauron was grown again to power and the day of his arising was drawing near. All but the hardiest of its people deserted Ithilien and removed west over Anduin, for the land was infested by Mordor-orcs. It was Túrin that built secret refuges for his soldiers in Ithilien, of which Henneth Annûn was the longest guarded and manned. He also fortified again the isle of Cair Andros to defend Anórien. But his chief peril lay in the south....

The Return of the King, LoTR Appendix A, Annals of the Kings and Rulers: Gondor and the Heirs of Anárion: The Stewards


The War

... the Haradrim had occupied South Gondor, and there was much fighting along the Poros.

The Return of the King, LoTR Appendix A, Annals of the Kings and Rulers: Gondor and the Heirs of Anárion: The Stewards

When Ithilien was invaded in great strength, King Folcwine of Rohan fulfilled the Oath of Eorl and repaid his debt for the aid brought by Beregond, sending many men to Gondor. With their aid Túrin won a victory at the crossings of the Poros; but the sons of Folcwine both fell in the battle.

The Return of the King, LoTR Appendix A, Annals of the Kings and Rulers: Gondor and the Heirs of Anárion: The Stewards


The Aftermath

[Fengel, Folcwine's third son, succeeded his father as King of Rohan:]

2870-2953
15. Fengel. He was the third son and fourth child of Folcwine. He is not remembered with praise. He was greedy of food and of gold, and at strife with his marshals, and with his children. ...

The Return of the King, LoTR Appendix A, Annals of the Kings and Rulers: The House of Eorl

Contributors:
Elena Tiriel 20 Aug 04, 25 Sep 04

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