Sauron rebuilds the Barad-dûr
Event Type: Military/Strategic
Age: 3rd Age - The Stewards
Sauron declares himself openly and gathers power in Mordor. He begins the rebuilding of Barad-dûr.
The Lord of the Rings, Appendix B, The Tale of Years: The Third Age
[Sauron's] flight was but a feint, and he soon returned, and ere the Wise could prevent him he re-entered his kingdom in Mordor and reared once again the dark towers of Barad-dûr.
The Silmarillion, Of the Rings of Power and the Third Age
It seemed that the evil power in Mirkwood had been driven out by the White Council only to reappear in greater strength in the old strongholds of Mordor. The Dark Tower had been rebuilt, it was said. From there the power was spreading far and wide....
The Fellowship of the Ring, LoTR Book 1, Ch 2, The Shadow of the Past
[The] world darkened and fear fell on Middle-earth, as the power of Sauron grew and the Barad-dûr rose ever taller and stronger....
The Lord of the Rings, Appendix A, Annals of the Kings and Rulers: The Tale of Aragorn and Arwen
[Two] years ere [Steward Turgon's] death, Sauron arose again, and declared himself openly; and he re-entered Mordor long prepared for him. Then the Barad-dûr was raised once more, and Mount Doom burst into flame, and the last of the folk of Ithilien fled far away.
The Lord of the Rings, Appendix A, Annals of the Kings and Rulers: Gondor and the Heirs of Anárion: The Stewards
Elena Tiriel 4Oct05, 20Sep10