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Year 3019 – The Lord of the Rings

March 24

  • Frodo and Samwise make their last journey to the feet of Mount Doom
  • The Host camps in the Desolation of the Morannon

March 25

  • The Host is surrounded on the Slag-hills
  • Frodo and Samwise reach the Sammath Naur
  • Gollum seizes the Ring and falls in the Cracks of Doom
  • Downfall of Barad-dûr and passing of Sauron

‘Precious, precious, precious!’ Gollum cried. ‘My Precious! O my Precious!’ And with that, even as his eyes were lifted up to gloat on his prize, he stepped too far, toppled, wavered for a moment on the brink, and then with a shriek he fell. Out of the depths came his last wail Precious, and he was gone.
There was a roar and a great confusion of noise. Fires leaped up and licked the roof. The throbbing grew to a great tumult, and the Mountain shook.

[The Return of the King, Book 6, Chapter 3: Mount Doom]

March 28

  • Celeborn crosses Anduin; destruction of Dol Guldur begun

Year 3021 – The Lord of the Rings

March 25

  • Birth of Elanor the Fair, daughter of Samwise
  • On this day the Fourth Age began in the reckoning of Gondor

March 27

  • Bard II and Thorin III Stonehelm drive the enemy from Dale
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