Fall of Amon Sûl
|Fall of Amon Sûl|
|Conflict: Angmar War|
|Date: c. T.A. 1409|
|Place: the Watchtower of Amon Sûl|
|Outcome: Arnor defeated, Weathertop is destroyed|
Forces of Angmar
Possibly a thousand Dúnedain
15-30,000 Orcs, Evil Men, and other creatures
When the forces of Angmar reached Weathertop they besieged it, until they broke through. The attackers subsequently burned, then razed the fortress to the ground. King Arveleg I was killed, but some of the Dúnedain retreated and escaped with the Palantír that was stationed there.
Amon Sûl was the main defensive outpost in the Weather Hills and northern Cardolan. With it gone the Witch-King was able to take and ravage Cardolan, as well as consolidate his new conquests in Rhudaur, which his Hill-Men allies and subjects had taken, as well as launch attacks against the whole of Arthedain.
However despite permanently ending the threat that was Cardolan, Angmar was unable to ride its momentum, and was driven away from the city of Fornost and the North Downs by the forces of the new King Araphor and Lord Círdan of Lindon.