Northern Army

From Tolkien Gateway

The Northern Army refers to the army that defended northern Gondor from the Wainriders from the east in T.A. 1944. King Ondoher led the Northern Army in the center along with his son Artamir. His right flank was commanded by Minohtar, while his left flank was commanded by Adrahil I. The army was mostly destroyed in a battle near the Black Gate by the Wainriders, who slew Ondoher and Artamir as well.[1] However, when Eärnil and the Southern Army hastened north they gathered the remnants of the Northern Army into their ranks and defeated the Wainriders.[2]


  1. J.R.R. Tolkien, Christopher Tolkien (ed.), Unfinished Tales, "Cirion and Eorl and the Friendship of Gondor and Rohan", (i) The Northmen and the Wainriders
  2. J.R.R. Tolkien, The Lord of the Rings, Appendix A, "The Númenorean Kings", "Gondor and the Heirs of Anárion"