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Siege of Angband

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The '''Siege of Angband''' was the 400-year leaguer of the [[Noldor]] around the fortress of [[Morgoth]] in the early centuries of the First Age, which began following the [[Dagor Aglareb]]. The Noldor and their allies possessed insufficient force to assault Angband directly. [[Fingolfin]] and [[Fingon]] kept watch from [[Hithlum]], [[Finrod]] and then [[Orodreth]] from [[Tol Sirion]], [[Angrod]] and [[Aegnor]] from [[Dorthonion]], and the [[Sons of Fëanor]] watched the east.
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The '''Siege of Angband''' was the 400-year leaguer of the [[Noldor]] around the fortress of [[Morgoth]] in the early centuries of the First Age, which began following the [[Dagor Aglareb]].  
  
It was during the Siege that [[Turgon]]'s people left [[Nevrast]] to build [[Gondolin]]. Other Elven cities, [[Brithombar]] and [[Eglarest]] were also established by the [[Sindar]] on [[Falas]], and [[Nargothrond]], the realm of [[Finrod]]. The siege was incomplete, as Morgoth was still capable of sending out various forces of orcs to harass the elves, such as the attack of [[Hithlum]]; but the Noldor were grown strong enough, that these task forces posed no significant threat.
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The Noldor and their allies possessed insufficient force to assault Angband directly. [[Fingolfin]] and [[Fingon]] kept watch from [[Hithlum]], [[Finrod]] and then [[Orodreth]] from [[Tol Sirion]], [[Angrod]] and [[Aegnor]] from [[Dorthonion]], and the [[Sons of Fëanor]] watched the east. The period during the Siege was known as [[Long Peace]].
 
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After the defeat of [[Glaurung]], a period called [[Long Peace]] begun. The [[Men]] of the [[House of Bëor]] entered [[Beleriand]] and were followed by the [[Haladin]]
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Years after the [[Battle of Aglon Pass]], the [[Forest of Brethil]] was given to the Haladin. A final band of Men, the [[House of Hador]], came to Beleriand; they were given the lands of [[Dor-lómin]].
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After about four hundred years, the Siege was broken in the [[Dagor Bragollach]].
 
After about four hundred years, the Siege was broken in the [[Dagor Bragollach]].

Revision as of 12:40, 3 July 2012

The Siege of Angband was the 400-year leaguer of the Noldor around the fortress of Morgoth in the early centuries of the First Age, which began following the Dagor Aglareb.

The Noldor and their allies possessed insufficient force to assault Angband directly. Fingolfin and Fingon kept watch from Hithlum, Finrod and then Orodreth from Tol Sirion, Angrod and Aegnor from Dorthonion, and the Sons of Fëanor watched the east. The period during the Siege was known as Long Peace.

After about four hundred years, the Siege was broken in the Dagor Bragollach.