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Glorfindel foretells the Witch-king’s doom

Event Type: General

Age: 3rd Age - The Kings

Year: 1975

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

1975 […] The Witch-king defeated at the Battle of Fornost, and pursued to the Ettenmoors. He vanishes from the North.

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

[The] Witch-king […] singled out the Captain of Gondor […] 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. But Glorfindel rode up then on his white horse, and in the midst of his laughter the Witch-king turned to flight and passed into the shadows. For night came down on the battlefield, and he was lost, and none saw whither he went.

Eärnur now rode back, but Glorfindel, looking into the gathering dark, said: "Do not pursue him! He will not return to this land. Far off yet is his doom, and not by the hand of man will he fall." These words many remembered

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

[Note: date is nominal to keep events in the right order in the timeline]

Contributors:
Tanaqui 28Apr05

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