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Battle of Dagorlad

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Battle of Dagorlad
Conflict: War of the Last Alliance
Date: 3434 SA
Outcome: Defeat of the forces of Saurons

Men, Elves, and Dwarves

Orcs, Easterlings, Southrons, Trolls, and other creatures and servants of Sauron

  • Sauron

Hundreds of thousands of Men, Elves, and Dwarves

Hundreds of thousands of Orcs, Fallen Men, and other evil creatures


Very many, innumberable

Vast numbers, more than the allies

The Battle of Dagorlad occurred in the year 3434 of the Second Age. It was fought between the army of the Last Alliance under Gil-galad and Elendil and an army of Orcs and other creatures loyal to Sauron. The battle took place on the great, treeless, open plain between the Dead Marshes and Cirith Gorgor. The army of the Last Alliance won the battle and was able to attack the Morannon, the entrance to Sauron's land of Mordor. But the Elves and Men suffered such heavy casualties, that they had to bury them, and the dead Orcs in the Dead Marshes. Later, in the Third Age, the Dagorlad was the site of many battles between Gondor and various Easterling armies.

The word Dagorlad means ‘Battle Plain’ in the Sindarin Language