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0354 » The Fall of Númenor » Pt 29 » SA2251 » Rise of the Ring-Wraiths

In this episode, we’ll explore the events attributed to the year 2251 of the Second Age.

Those events are: Death of Tar-Atanamir; Tar-Ancalimon Takes The Sceptre; Rebellion and Division of the Númenóreans begins; About this time the Nazgûl or Ringwraiths, Slaves of the Nine Rings, First Appear.

We’ll see how the increasing Númenorean anxiety towards death served to create a spiritual environment that led to the seduction and “creation” of the Nazgûl.

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The Third Age (A Brief Chronicle) » The Fall of Númenor Pt 38 » Tolkien Road Ep 364

0364 » The Fall of Númenor Pt 38 » The Third Age (A Brief Chronicle)

With Sauron having been defeated and disembodied at the end of the Second Age, and a time of peace settling in upon the free lands of Middle-earth, how do we arrive at the events of The Lord of the Rings, some 3,000 years later?

The account we’ll be looking at in this episode is taken entirely from Of the Rings of Power and the Third Age, and describes the major events that lead up to A Long-Expected Party, and the forming of the Fellowship of the Ring.

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