- Saruman agrees to an attack on Dol Guldur
In the late summer of that same year Gandalf had at last prevailed upon Saruman and the White Council to attack Dol Guldur.
[The Lord of the Rings, Appendix A: Durin’s Folk]
August, 3018 [The Lord of the Rings]
- All trace of Gollum is lost. It is thought that at about this time, being hunted both by the Elves and Sauron’s servants, he took refuge in Moria; but when he had at last discovered the way to the West-gate he could not get out.
7th August, 3019 [The Lord of the Rings]
- The escort comes to Edoras.