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Year 2941 – The Hobbit

October 6

  • Thorin requests supplies at Lake-town

At the end of a fortnight Thorin began to think of departure. While the enthusiasm still lasted in the town was the time to get help. It would not do to let everything cool down with delay. So he spoke to the Master and his councillors and said that soon he and his company must go on towards the Mountain.

[The Hobbit, Chapter 10: A Warm Welcome]

Year 3018 – The Lord of the Rings

September 30

  • Crickhollow and the Inn at Bree are raided in the early hours
  • Frodo leaves Bree
  • Gandalf comes to Crickhollow, and reaches Bree at night

October 1

  • Gandalf leaves Bree

October 2

  • The Hobbits and Strider leave Chetwood

October 3

  • Gandalf is attached at night on Weathertop

October 4

  • Gandalf leaves Weathertop and rides to Rivendell

October 6

  • The camp under Weathertop attacked at night. Frodo is wounded

Year 3019 – The Lord of the Rings

October 5

  • Gandalf and the Hobbits leave Rivendell

October 6

  • They cross the for of Bruinen
  • Frodo feels the first return of pain


Year 3020 – The Lord of the Rings

October 6

  • Frodo is again ill

One evening Sam came into the study and found his master looking very strange. He was very pale and his eyes seemed to see things far away.
“What’s the matter, Mr. Frodo?” said Sam.
“I am wounded,” he answered, “wounded; it will never really heal.”

[The Return of the King, Book VI, Chapter 9: The Grey Havens]


Year 3021 – The Lord of the Rings

October 1

  • The Hobbits ride home from the Havens

October 6

  • Samwise returns to Bag End

At last they rode over the downs and took the East Road, and then Merry and Pippin rode on to Buckland; and already they were singing again as they went. But Sam turned to Bywater, and so came back up the Hill, as day was ending once more. And he went on, and there was yellow light, and fire within; and the evening meal was ready, and he was expected. And Rose drew him in, and set him in his chair, and put little Elanor upon his lap.
He drew a deep breath. “Well, I’m back,” he said.

[The Return of the King, Book VI, Chapter 9: The Grey Havens]

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