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==June==
 
==June==
 
* 19 [[Boromir]] and [[Faramir]] receive the [[Seek for the Sword that was broken|riddle]] in their sleep
 
* 19 [[Boromir]] and [[Faramir]] receive the [[Seek for the Sword that was broken|riddle]] in their sleep
* 20 [[Sauron]] [[Battle of Osgiliath|attacks]] [[Osgiliath]]. About the same time [[Thranduil]] is attacked, and [[Gollum]] escapes.
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* 20 [[Sauron]] [[Sauron's attack on Osgiliath|attacks]] [[Osgiliath]]. About the same time [[Thranduil]] is attacked, and [[Gollum]] escapes.
  
 
==Midyear's Day==
 
==Midyear's Day==
* [[Gandalf]] leaves a letter for [[Frodo Baggins|Frodo]] with [[Barliman Butterbur]].<ref name="Strid"/>
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* [[Gandalf]] leaves [[Gandalf's letter|a letter]] for [[Frodo Baggins|Frodo]] with [[Barliman Butterbur]].<ref name="Strid"/>
  
 
==July==
 
==July==
* 1 The [[Nazgûl|Black Riders]] set forth to search for [[the One Ring]].<ref name="Hunt"/>
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* 1 The [[Nazgûl|Black Riders]] set forth to search for [[the One Ring]]. They pass northward across [[the Wold]]<ref name="Hunt"/>
 
* 4 [[Boromir]] sets out from [[Minas Tirith]].
 
* 4 [[Boromir]] sets out from [[Minas Tirith]].
 
* 10 [[Gandalf]] imprisoned in [[Orthanc]].
 
* 10 [[Gandalf]] imprisoned in [[Orthanc]].
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==September==
 
==September==
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*Having failed to find the Shire, the Black Riders return to the Wold empty-handed; messengers from Sauron send them to [[Isengard]].<ref name="Hunt"/>
 
* 18 [[Gandalf]] escapes from [[Orthanc]] in the early hours. The [[Nazgûl|Black Riders]] cross the [[Fords of Isen]].
 
* 18 [[Gandalf]] escapes from [[Orthanc]] in the early hours. The [[Nazgûl|Black Riders]] cross the [[Fords of Isen]].
 
* 19 [[Gandalf]] comes to [[Edoras]] as a beggar, and is refused admittance.
 
* 19 [[Gandalf]] comes to [[Edoras]] as a beggar, and is refused admittance.
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* 22 The [[Nazgûl|Black Riders]] reach [[Sarn Ford]] at evening; they drive off the guard of [[Rangers of the North|Rangers]]. [[Gandalf]] overtakes [[Shadowfax]]
 
* 22 The [[Nazgûl|Black Riders]] reach [[Sarn Ford]] at evening; they drive off the guard of [[Rangers of the North|Rangers]]. [[Gandalf]] overtakes [[Shadowfax]]
 
* 23 Four Riders enter [[the Shire]] before dawn. The others pursue the [[Rangers of the North|Rangers]] eastward, and then return to watch the [[Greenway]]. A [[Nazgûl|Black Rider]] comes to [[Hobbiton]] at nightfall. [[Frodo Baggins|Frodo]] leaves [[Bag End]]. [[Gandalf]] having tamed [[Shadowfax]] rides from [[Rohan]].
 
* 23 Four Riders enter [[the Shire]] before dawn. The others pursue the [[Rangers of the North|Rangers]] eastward, and then return to watch the [[Greenway]]. A [[Nazgûl|Black Rider]] comes to [[Hobbiton]] at nightfall. [[Frodo Baggins|Frodo]] leaves [[Bag End]]. [[Gandalf]] having tamed [[Shadowfax]] rides from [[Rohan]].
* 24 [[Gandalf]] crosses the [[Isen]]
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* 24 [[Gandalf]] crosses the [[Isen]].
 
*25 A Black Rider approaches [[Farmer Maggot]] in [[Bamfurlong]] but he is ousted. The Hobbits later reach him who guides them with his wagon until the [[Bucklebury Ferry]]. The evening they meet Merry and reach [[Crickhollow]]. [[Frodo Baggins|Frodo]] reveals them his plans, already known.
 
*25 A Black Rider approaches [[Farmer Maggot]] in [[Bamfurlong]] but he is ousted. The Hobbits later reach him who guides them with his wagon until the [[Bucklebury Ferry]]. The evening they meet Merry and reach [[Crickhollow]]. [[Frodo Baggins|Frodo]] reveals them his plans, already known.
* 26 The [[Old Forest]]. [[Frodo Baggins|Frodo]] comes to [[Tom Bombadil|Bombadil]]
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* 26 The [[Old Forest]]. [[Frodo Baggins|Frodo]] comes to [[Tom Bombadil|Bombadil]].
* 27 [[Gandalf]] crosses [[Greyflood]]. Second night with [[Tom Bombadil|Bombadil]]
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* 27 [[Gandalf]] crosses [[Greyflood]]. Second night with [[Tom Bombadil|Bombadil]].
 
* 28 The [[Hobbits]] captured by a [[Barrow-wights|Barrow-wight]]. [[Gandalf]] reaches [[Sarn Ford]].
 
* 28 The [[Hobbits]] captured by a [[Barrow-wights|Barrow-wight]]. [[Gandalf]] reaches [[Sarn Ford]].
 
* 29 [[Frodo Baggins|Frodo]] reaches [[Bree]] at night. [[Gandalf]] visits the Gaffer.
 
* 29 [[Frodo Baggins|Frodo]] reaches [[Bree]] at night. [[Gandalf]] visits the Gaffer.
* 30 [[Crickhollow]] and the [[Prancing Pony|Inn]] at [[Bree]] are raided in the early hours. [[Frodo Baggins|Frodo]] leaves [[Bree]]. [[Gandalf]] comes to [[Crickhollow]], and reaches [[Bree]] at night
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* 30 [[Crickhollow]] and the [[Prancing Pony|Inn]] at [[Bree]] are raided in the early hours. [[Frodo Baggins|Frodo]] leaves [[Bree]]. [[Gandalf]] comes to [[Crickhollow]], and reaches [[Bree]] at night.
  
 
==October==
 
==October==

Latest revision as of 22:06, 6 May 2014

All entries without a footnote come from Appendix B, the Third Age, The Great Years.

Contents

[edit] February

[edit] March

[edit] April

[edit] May

[edit] June

[edit] Midyear's Day

[edit] July

[edit] August

  • All trace of Gollum is lost. It is thought that at about this time, being hunted both by the Elves and Sauron's servants, he took refuge in Moria; but when he had at last discovered the way to the West-gate he could not get out

[edit] September

[edit] October

[edit] December

[edit] References

  1. 1.0 1.1 1.2 1.3 1.4 1.5 1.6 1.7 J.R.R. Tolkien, Christopher Tolkien (ed.), Unfinished Tales, "The Hunt for the Ring"
  2. J.R.R. Tolkien, The Lord of the Rings, The Fellowship of the Ring, "A Long-expected Party"
  3. 3.0 3.1 J.R.R. Tolkien, The Lord of the Rings, The Fellowship of the Ring, "Strider"
  4. J.R.R. Tolkien, The Lord of the Rings, The Fellowship of the Ring, "A Knife in the Dark"
  5. J.R.R. Tolkien, The Lord of the Rings, The Fellowship of the Ring, "The Council of Elrond"
  6. J.R.R. Tolkien, The Lord of the Rings, The Fellowship of the Ring, "The Ring Goes South"