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Eärnil I of Gondor takes Umbar

Event Type: Military/Strategic

Age: 3rd Age - The Kings

Year: 0933

Description:

Eärnil I, second of the four so-called Ship-kings of Gondor, conquers Umbar:
933
King Eärnil I takes Umbar, which becomes a fortress of Gondor.

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

Eärnil I... who succeeded [Tarannon Falastur], repaired the ancient haven of Pelargir, and built a great navy. He laid siege by sea and land to Umbar, and took it, and it became a great harbour and fortress of the power of Gondor.1

The Lord of the Rings, Appendix A, Annals of the Kings and Rulers: Gondor and the Heirs of Anárion


Notes
1The great cape and land-locked firth of Umbar had been Númenórean land since days of old; but it was a stronghold of the King's Men, who were afterwards called the Black Númenóreans, corrupted by Sauron, and who hated above all the followers of Elendil.

The Lord of the Rings, Appendix A, Annals of the Kings and Rulers: Gondor and the Heirs of Anárion, Footnote

Contributors:
Tanaqui 16Apr05

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