Exiled by Smaug, the dwarves of Erebor wander Middle-earth, seeking out a new home, yet new perils and vicious foes meet them wherever they turn. Meanwhile, Saruman convinces the White Council to delay an assault on Dol Guldur, and future heroes are born in the forgotten lands of the northwest. Joins us, as we continue our exploration of the key events of the Third Age!
On this episode, we’re discussing the events spanning TA2770 – TA2941. With Smaug’s coming to Erebor, the dwarves are without a home, and struggling to find their place in the world. The events of these 200 years lead up to the events of The Hobbit, and important things happen for Rohan and Gondor in this period as well.
- 2790: Thror? Old Took?
- 2793: The War of the Dwarves and Orcs begins
- 2799: Battle of Nanduhirion? Ered Luin?
- 2800-64: Rohan vs Orcs. King Walda?
- 2841-50: Thrain?
- 2851: The White Council » no attack on Dol Guldur
- 2872: Belecthor II? White Tree dies?
- 2885: Harad invades Gondor from the South.
- 2890: Bilbo born.
- 2901: Henneth Annûn? Ithilien?
- 2907: Birth of Gilraen
- 2911: The Fell Winter?
- 2912: Enedwaith, Minhiriath, Tharbad?
- 2920: Death of the Old Took?
- 2929: Arathorn and Gilraen wed.
- 2930: Arador? Denethor II born.
- 2931: Aragorn born.
- 2933: Arathorn slain, Aragorn adopted by Elrond.
- 2939: Saruman & the Gladden Fields
- 2941: Events of The Hobbit.
With Erebor restored, things are looking up for the free peoples of Middle-earth for the first time in many years. Next time, we’ll take a look at the events spanning the years between The Hobbit and The Lord of the Rings.
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Listen to the previous episodes in this series:
Episode 203 – LOTR – History of the Third Age – Pt 1: Three Millennia
Episode 204 – LOTR – History of the Third Age – Pt 2: SA3320 – TA861
Episode 205 – LOTR – History of the Third Age – Pt 3: 861 – 1976
Episode 206 – LOTR – History of the Third Age – Pt 4: 1977 – 2480
Episode 207 – LOTR – History of the Third Age – Pt 5: 2480 – 2770
Also, don’t forget to check out our series on the Second Age!
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