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Fall of Dol Guldur

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| date=Began [[28 March|March 28]], ended sometime before [[6 April|April 6]], [[Third Age 3019|TA 3019]]
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| date=Began on [[28 March|March 28]] and ended sometime before [[6 April|April 6]], [[Third Age 3019|TA 3019]]
 
| place=[[Dol Guldur]]
 
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| result=Destruction of Dol Guldur
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| result=Victory for the [[Elves of Lórien|Elves]]
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*Destruction of [[Dol Guldur]]
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*Cleansing of [[Mirkwood]]
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*Partitioning of the [[Eryn Lasgalen|Forest]]
 
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The '''Fall of Dol Guldur''' was an epic battle of the [[War of the Ring]], culminating the [[Rhovanion]] campaign.  
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==Prelude==
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The '''Fall of Dol Guldur''' was the epic conflict that culminated the [[Rhovanion]] campaign of the [[War of the Ring]].  
In [[March]] {{TA|3019}}, Sauron directed his armies in [[Dol Guldur]] to assail the Elves of [[Lórien]] and the [[Woodland Realm]] as part of his northern campaign in the [[War of the Ring]]. These armies made three assaults across the Anduin against Lórien and fought with fire under the trees of Mirkwood, but all these attacks were driven back. It is unknown if [[Khamûl]] or any other [[Ringwraiths]] participated in any of these battles; if so, they were recalled to [[Mordor]] before the [[Battle of the Morannon]] on [[25 March]].<ref name=great>{{App|Great}}</ref>
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==History==
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===Prelude===
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In [[March]] of {{TA|3019}}, Sauron directed his armies in [[Dol Guldur]] to assail the [[Elves of Lórien]] and the [[Woodland Realm]] as part of his northern campaign in the [[War of the Ring]]. These armies made three assaults across the [[Anduin]] against [[Lórien]]. Although grievous harm was done to the borders of the forest, all these attacks were driven back for the valour of the [[Galadhrim]] was great and the power that lay in the woods was far too powerful to be overcome unless [[Sauron]] had come there himself.<ref name=great>{{App|Great}}</ref>
  
 
Upon the destruction of the [[One Ring]] that same day, the [[Shadow]] of [[Sauron]] was lifted from the hearts of his enemies and fear and despair fell upon his servants and allies.<ref name=great />
 
Upon the destruction of the [[One Ring]] that same day, the [[Shadow]] of [[Sauron]] was lifted from the hearts of his enemies and fear and despair fell upon his servants and allies.<ref name=great />
== The Battle==
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On [[28 March]], [[Celeborn]] led the [[Galadhrim]] across the [[Anduin]] on many boats and took Dol Guldur.<ref>{{App|Chief}}</ref> After the battle, [[Galadriel]] came and threw down its walls and laid bare its pits, cleansing the forest.<ref name=great />
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=== The Battle===
== Aftermath ==
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On [[28 March]], [[Celeborn]] led the host of [[Galadhrim]] across the [[Anduin]] on many boats and took Dol Guldur.<ref>{{App|Chief}}</ref> After taking the fortress, [[Galadriel]] came and threw down its walls and laid bare its pits, cleansing the forest.<ref name=great />
On [[6 April|April 6]] Celeborn and [[Thranduil]] met in the midst of the forest and renamed it [[Eryn Lasgalen]], the "Wood of Green Leaves."  Celeborn took the land south of [[The Narrows]] for himself and named it [[East Lórien]], while Thranduil took all wood north of the [[Mountains of Mirkwood]]. They gave the middle of the wood to the [[Beornings]] and [[Woodmen]].<ref name=great />
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=== Aftermath ===
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On [[6 April|April 6]] Celeborn and [[Thranduil]] met in the midst of the forest and renamed it [[Eryn Lasgalen]], the "Wood of Green Leaves."  Celeborn took the land south of [[The Narrows|the Narrows]] for himself and named it [[East Lórien]], while Thranduil took all the forest north of the [[Mountains of Mirkwood]]. They gave the middle of the wood to the [[Beornings]] and [[Woodmen]].<ref name=great />
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==See also==
 
==See also==
 
*[[Attack on Dol Guldur]]
 
*[[Attack on Dol Guldur]]

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"Tell me, who are you, alone, yourself and nameless?" - Tom Bombadil
This article describes a concept which is mentioned in J.R.R. Tolkien's works, but was never given a definite name.
The name The Fall refers to more than one character, item or concept. For a list of other meanings, see The Fall (disambiguation).
Fall of Dol Guldur
Galadriel dol guldur bfmeII.JPG
Conflict: War of the Ring
Date: Began on March 28 and ended sometime before April 6, TA 3019
Place: Dol Guldur
Outcome: Victory for the Elves
Combatants

Galadhrim

Forces of Sauron

Commanders

Celeborn
Galadriel

Unknown

Strength

Unknown

Unknown

Casualties

Unknown

Unknown

War of the Ring
Osgiliath (1) · Fords of Isen · Isengard · Hornburg · Osgiliath (2) · Siege of Gondor · Dale · Pelennor Fields · Black Gate · Dol Guldur · Bywater


The Fall of Dol Guldur was the epic conflict that culminated the Rhovanion campaign of the War of the Ring.

Contents

[edit] History

[edit] Prelude

In March of T.A. 3019, Sauron directed his armies in Dol Guldur to assail the Elves of Lórien and the Woodland Realm as part of his northern campaign in the War of the Ring. These armies made three assaults across the Anduin against Lórien. Although grievous harm was done to the borders of the forest, all these attacks were driven back for the valour of the Galadhrim was great and the power that lay in the woods was far too powerful to be overcome unless Sauron had come there himself.[1]

Upon the destruction of the One Ring that same day, the Shadow of Sauron was lifted from the hearts of his enemies and fear and despair fell upon his servants and allies.[1]

[edit] The Battle

On 28 March, Celeborn led the host of Galadhrim across the Anduin on many boats and took Dol Guldur.[2] After taking the fortress, Galadriel came and threw down its walls and laid bare its pits, cleansing the forest.[1]

[edit] Aftermath

On April 6 Celeborn and Thranduil met in the midst of the forest and renamed it Eryn Lasgalen, the "Wood of Green Leaves." Celeborn took the land south of the Narrows for himself and named it East Lórien, while Thranduil took all the forest north of the Mountains of Mirkwood. They gave the middle of the wood to the Beornings and Woodmen.[1]

[edit] See also

References

  1. 1.0 1.1 1.2 1.3 J.R.R. Tolkien, The Lord of the Rings, Appendix B, "The Great Years"
  2. J.R.R. Tolkien, The Lord of the Rings, Appendix B, "The Chief Days from the Fall of Barad-dûr to the End of the Third Age"