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Battle of Tumhalad

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The '''Battle of Tumhalad''' was the last battle of the Elves of [[Nargothrond]]. It was fought on the plain of Tumhalad between the river [[Narog]] and its tributary, the river [[Ginglith]].
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The '''Battle of Tumhalad''' was the last battle of the Elves of [[Nargothrond]]. It was fought on the plain of [[Tumhalad]] between the [[Narog|Narog River]] and its tributary, the [[Ginglith]].
  
The battle was fought as result of a massive [[Orcs|Orc]]-buildup beneath the [[Ered Wethrin]] and in the Pass of [[Sirion]]. Messengers from [[Círdan]] the Shipwright brought these tidings and a message from Círdan concerning a warning given to Círdan by the [[Valar|Vala]] [[Ulmo]].
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The battle was fought as result of a massive [[Orc]]-buildup beneath the [[Mountains of Shadow (Ered Wethrin)|Mountains of Shadow]] and in the [[Pass of Sirion]]. Messengers from [[Círdan the Shipwright]] brought these tidings and a message from Círdan concerning a warning from the [[Vala]] [[Ulmo]] that the Elves of Nargothrond should not fight in open battles against the armies of [[Morgoth]].
Ulmo had told Círdan that the Elves of Nargothrond shouldn't fight abroad and stay in their fortress.
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But [[Túrin Turambar]], a [[Men|Man]] and an influential commander of Nargothrond's forces urged its king, [[Orodreth]] to venture out and fight the forces of [[Morgoth]]
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However [[Túrin Turambar]], a [[Men|Man]] and an influential commander of Nargothrond's forces, urged King [[Orodreth of Nargothrond|Orodreth]] to venture out and fight the forces of Morgoth.
  
The Elves of Nargothrond, however, weren't used to battle in the open field for they had always waged a secret war, ambushing but never assaulting the forces of Morgoth. Also, the evil hosts were larger than anticipated and led by the [[Dragons|Dragon]], [[Glaurung]].  
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The Elves of Nargothrond, though, were not used to open battle for they had always waged a guerilla war, ambushing but never assaulting the forces of Morgoth. Also, the evil hosts were larger than anticipated and led by the [[Dragon]] [[Glaurung]].  
  
The forces of Nargothrond couldn't withstand the assault and were driven towards the plain of Tumhalad, were most of them, including King Orodreth, were slain. Only Túrin withstood the attack of Glaurung for he wore an iron mask made by the [[Dwarves]].
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The forces of Nargothrond could not withstand the assault and were driven towards the plain of Tumhalad, were most of them, including King Orodreth and the Elf-lord [[Gwindor]], were slain. Only Túrin withstood the attack of Glaurung, as he wore the [[Dwarves|Dwarven]]-crafted [[Dragon-helm of Dor-lómin]].
  
The defeat suffered by the Elves paved the road for the [[Sack of Nargothrond]] by Glaurung.
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The defeat suffered by the Elves allowed the [[Sack of Nargothrond]] by Glaurung.
  
[[Category:Battles|Tumhalad]]
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Revision as of 16:38, 20 July 2006

The Battle of Tumhalad was the last battle of the Elves of Nargothrond. It was fought on the plain of Tumhalad between the Narog River and its tributary, the Ginglith.

The battle was fought as result of a massive Orc-buildup beneath the Mountains of Shadow and in the Pass of Sirion. Messengers from Círdan the Shipwright brought these tidings and a message from Círdan concerning a warning from the Vala Ulmo that the Elves of Nargothrond should not fight in open battles against the armies of Morgoth.

However Túrin Turambar, a Man and an influential commander of Nargothrond's forces, urged King Orodreth to venture out and fight the forces of Morgoth.

The Elves of Nargothrond, though, were not used to open battle for they had always waged a guerilla war, ambushing but never assaulting the forces of Morgoth. Also, the evil hosts were larger than anticipated and led by the Dragon Glaurung.

The forces of Nargothrond could not withstand the assault and were driven towards the plain of Tumhalad, were most of them, including King Orodreth and the Elf-lord Gwindor, were slain. Only Túrin withstood the attack of Glaurung, as he wore the Dwarven-crafted Dragon-helm of Dor-lómin.

The defeat suffered by the Elves allowed the Sack of Nargothrond by Glaurung.