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Disaster of the Morannon

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The '''Disaster of the Morannon''' was a battle in [[Third Age 1944]] in which King [[Ondoher]] of [[Gondor]] attempted to route the northern alliance of [[Wainriders]]. Due primarily to opposing cavalry, Ondoher's army was defeated.  Ondoher and his eldest son [[Artamir]] were killed, and the Wainriders were victorious.  They camped and rejoiced on the battlefield after the end, until the [[Battle of the Camp]].
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The '''Disaster of the Morannon''' was a battle in [[Third Age 1944]] in which King [[Ondoher]] of [[Gondor]] attempted to route the northern alliance of [[Wainriders]].
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== Events Prior to the Battle ==
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== The Battle ==
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Due primarily to opposing cavalry, Ondoher's army was defeated.  Ondoher and his eldest son [[Artamir]] were killed, and the Wainriders were victorious.  They camped and rejoiced on the battlefield after the end, until the [[Battle of the Camp]].
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== Aftermath ==
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== Sources ==
  
 
Though [[J.R.R. Tolkien]] never specifically names this battle, in the ''[[Unfinished Tales]]'' it is said that [[Adrahil]] sent messengers to "''find [[Eärnil]], if they could, and inform him of the disaster of the Morannon. . .''".
 
Though [[J.R.R. Tolkien]] never specifically names this battle, in the ''[[Unfinished Tales]]'' it is said that [[Adrahil]] sent messengers to "''find [[Eärnil]], if they could, and inform him of the disaster of the Morannon. . .''".

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The Disaster of the Morannon was a battle in Third Age 1944 in which King Ondoher of Gondor attempted to route the northern alliance of Wainriders.


Contents

Events Prior to the Battle

The Battle

Due primarily to opposing cavalry, Ondoher's army was defeated. Ondoher and his eldest son Artamir were killed, and the Wainriders were victorious. They camped and rejoiced on the battlefield after the end, until the Battle of the Camp.


Aftermath

Sources

Though J.R.R. Tolkien never specifically names this battle, in the Unfinished Tales it is said that Adrahil sent messengers to "find Eärnil, if they could, and inform him of the disaster of the Morannon. . .".