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Sauron begins to build the Barad-dûr

Event Type: Military/Strategic

Age: 2nd Age - Pre-Rings

Year: 1000

Description:

circa 1000
Sauron, alarmed by the growing power of the Númenóreans, chooses Mordor as a land to make into a stronghold. He begins the building of Barad-dûr.

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

Already in the days of Tar-Minastir, the eleventh King of Númenor, [Sauron] had fortified the land of Mordor and had built there the Tower of Barad-dûr....

The Silmarillion, Akallabêth

[In] his ancient kingdom of Mordor beyond the Ephel Dúath, the Mountains of Shadow... above the valley of Gorgoroth was built his fortress vast and strong, Barad-dûr, the Dark Tower....

The Silmarillion, Of the Rings of Power and the Third Age

'[The Dark Tower's] foundations... were made with the power of the Ring, and while it remains they will endure.'

The Fellowship of the Ring, LoTR Book 2, Ch 2, The Council of Elrond

Contributors:
Lyllyn 27Apr03
Elena Tiriel 20Sep10

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