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Witch-King shames Eärnur at the Battle of Fornost

Event Type: Military/Strategic

Age: 3rd Age - The Kings

Year: 1975

Description:
An event in the Battle of Fornost; see that entry for an overview:

1975 […] The the Witch-king defeated at the Battle of Fornost

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

But it is said that when all was lost suddenly the Witch-king himself appeared, black-robed and black-masked upon a black horse. Fear fell upon all who beheld him; but he singled out the Captain of Gondor for the fullness of his hatred, and with a terrible cry he rode straight upon him. Eärnur would have withstood him; but his horse could not endure that onset, and it swerved and bore him far away before he could master it.

Then the Witch-king laughed, and none that heard it ever forgot the horror of that cry.

[…] Eärnur was angry, desiring only to be avenged for his disgrace.

So […] did Eärnur, Captain of Gondor, earn the chief hatred of the Witch-king; but many years were still to pass before that was revealed.

The Return of the King, LoTR Appendix A, Annals of the Kings and Rulers: The Realms in Exile: The Southern Line: Heirs of Anárion

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Tanaqui 28Apr05

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