Battle of Eglarest

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Battle of Eglarest
Conflict: War of Wrath
Date: F.A. 545
Place: Eglarest
Outcome: Decisive victory of the Host of the Valar
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  • Unknown, but obviously very great
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The Battle of Eglarest was a battle fought early during the War of Wrath.

The Battle[edit | edit source]

At the head of the Army of the West was Ingwion son of Ingwë leading the Vanyarin host. At Eglarest Ingwion and his host made a landing and found a swarm of Orcs around it. Thereafter he and his host drove away the Orcs from the shores of the Belegaer.[1] Nothing more is said of the battle in detail.


  1. J.R.R. Tolkien, Christopher Tolkien (ed.), The Lost Road and Other Writings, "Part Two: Valinor and Middle-earth before The Lord of the Rings, III. The Later Annals of Beleriand"