The Tolkien Road

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0173 – LOTR TV / 2nd Age Deep Dive – The Tale of Years Pt2

We continue our in-depth exploration on the events and themes of the Second Age! On this episode, we look at the latter part of The Tale of Years in LOTR Appendix B.

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Topics discussed on this week’s episode…

  • The Map:
  • Recap of 2nd Age to 1701: Sauron’s Revenge.
  • SA1800: Númenor begins to establish dominions on the coasts / Sauron pushes eastward. “The shadow falls on Númenor.”
  • 2251: Tar-Ancalimon takes the throne. Things are not well in Númenor. (Faithful vs Rebellious)…Ringwraiths!
  • 2280: Umbar is made into a great fortress of Númenor.
  • 2350: Pelargir is built » chief haven of Faithful Númenoreans. Pelargir = Venice?
  • 2899: Ar-Adûndakhôr takes the sceptre. (Anti-Valar / Anti-Eldar)
  • 3175: Repentance of Tar-Palantir.
  • 3255: Ar-Pharazôn the Golden seizes the sceptre.
  • 3262: Sauron taken prisoner, brought to Númenor, where he seduces the King and corrupts the people.
  • 3319: Ar-Pharazôn assails Valinor. Downfall of Númenor.
  • 3320: Arnor and Gondor founded. The Palantir are divided. Sauron returns to Mordor.
  • 3429: Sauron attacks Gondor, takes Minas Ithil, burns the White Tree.
  • 3430: Last Alliance of Men & Elves.
  • 3434: Battle of Dagorlad and defeat of Sauron
  • 3441: Sauron overthrown, One Ring taken by Isildur, Second Age ends.

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