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First Siege of Imladris

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First Siege of Imladris
Conflict: War of the Elves and Sauron
Date: S.A. 1697
Place: [Imladris]]
Outcome: Victory for Elven-Dwarf alliance

Elves and Dwarves

Sauron's forces



  • Elrond
  • Amroth
  • Durin III
  • Sauron

10-20,000 Noldor Elves, and Dwarves of Durin's folk

Thousands of Orcs, Evil Men, and other creatures of Sauron




The First Siege of Imladris was a siege during the War of the Elves and Sauron. Elrond had fled with the survivors of Eregion to the North where he built a haven and fortress to hold out against Sauron he named it Imladris or Rivendell in the common tongue. In SA 1697 Imladris came under siege by the forces of Sauron, and was cut off from Lindon and Khazad-dûm. In SA 1700 the siege was broken and Sauron was defeated at Battle of the Gwathló.