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Fall of Minas Ithil — Second Age

Event Type: Military/Strategic

Age: Akallabêth/Last Alliance

Year: 3429

Description:

Sauron attacks Gondor from the neighbouring land of Mordor. He destroys Minas Ithil and burns the White Tree.

The Peoples of Middle-earth, HoME Vol 12, Part 1, Ch 6, The Tale of Years of the Second Age

When therefore Sauron saw his time he came with great force against the new realm of Gondor, and he took Minas Ithil, and he destroyed the White Tree of Isildur that grew there. But Isildur escaped, and taking with him a seedling of the Tree he went with his wife and his sons by ship down the River, and they sailed from the mouths of Anduin seeking Elendil. Meanwhile Anárion held Osgiliath against the Enemy, and for that time drove him back to the mountains; but Sauron gathered his strength again, and Anárion knew that unless help should come his kingdom would not long stand.

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

[Isildur] sails to Elendil in the North. The Last Alliance is formed between Gil-galad Elven-king and Elendil and his sons. They march east to Imladris summoning all folk to their aid.

The Peoples of Middle-earth, HoME Vol 12, Part 1, Ch 6, The Tale of Years of the Second Age

Contributors:
Lyllyn 8Jun04
Elena Tiriel 3Dec07

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