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In the last years of [[Númenor]], [[Ar-Pharazôn]] its last King was seduced by [[Sauron]], and persuaded that he had the power to take the lands of [[Aman]] from the [[Valar]] themselves. He set out with a great fleet, and led an immense army into the [[Calacirya]], ready to do battle for the Blessed Realm.  
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The '''Caves of the Forgotten''' were formed after the hills of [[Calacirya]] fell on the army led by the [[Númenóreans|Númenórean]] King [[Ar-Pharazôn]].  
  
At that time [[Manwë]] the [[Elder King]] gave up his power over the World and called on [[Eru Ilúvatar]], who unleased his power against the [[Númenóreans]]. Their fleets and even their island home were swept away, but the invaders of [[Aman]] were not destroyed. The hills fell on them, and they were imprisoned beneath the Earth in the Caves of the Forgotten, where they still await the ending of the World. When the day of the Last Battle comes, it is said, they will be released from their caves, though the part that they have to play in the Dagor Dagorath remains a mystery.
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Seduced by [[Sauron]], he was persuaded that he had the power to take the lands of [[Aman]] from the [[Valar]] themselves. He set out with a great fleet and led an immense army into the [[Calacirya]], ready to do battle for the [[Blessed Realm]] itself.  
  
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At that time [[Manwë]] the [[Elder King]] gave up his power over [[Arda]] and called on [[Ilúvatar]], who then broke the world. Their fleets and even their island home were swept away. 
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Meanwhile, they themselves were imprisoned beneath the Earth where they still await the ending of the world. When the day of the [[Last Battle]] comes, it is said, they will be released from their caves, though the part that they have to play in the battle remains a mystery.<ref>{{S|Akallabeth}}</ref>
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Latest revision as of 00:07, 23 February 2013

The Caves of the Forgotten were formed after the hills of Calacirya fell on the army led by the Númenórean King Ar-Pharazôn.

Seduced by Sauron, he was persuaded that he had the power to take the lands of Aman from the Valar themselves. He set out with a great fleet and led an immense army into the Calacirya, ready to do battle for the Blessed Realm itself.

At that time Manwë the Elder King gave up his power over Arda and called on Ilúvatar, who then broke the world. Their fleets and even their island home were swept away.

Meanwhile, they themselves were imprisoned beneath the Earth where they still await the ending of the world. When the day of the Last Battle comes, it is said, they will be released from their caves, though the part that they have to play in the battle remains a mystery.[1]

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  1. J.R.R. Tolkien, Christopher Tolkien (ed.), The Silmarillion, "Akallabêth: The Downfall of Númenor"