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Disaster of the Gladden Fields
Part of the War of the Last Alliance
Date: 2 Third Age
Location: slightly north of the Gladden Fields
Result: Ferric victory to the Orcish army, Slaughtering of the Dunedain, Death of Isildur and his three eldest sons. Loss of the Great Ring
Army of Arnor Unknown number of Orcs
Isildur, (High-King of Arnor and Gondor)
Elendur (Heir to the Throne)
Uruks of Mordor
200 Knights and Soldiers
less than 20 archers
217 men of Arnor
Serious casualties

The Disater of the Gladden Fields, also known as the Battle of Gladden Fields was a short battle in the Lord of the Rings fantasy universe created by JRR Tolkien, taking place on the eves of Greenwood the Great forest, in the second year of the Third Age. The Last Alliance of Elves and Men is an episode in J.R.R. Tolkiens fictional universe of Middle-earth. ... Events Ariobarzanes II King of Media Atropatene becomes the king of Armenia. ... The Third Age is a fictional time period from J. R. R. Tolkiens universe of Middle-earth. ... The Gladden Fields (Sindarin Loeg Ningloron) is a fictional location in J. R. R. Tolkiens universe of Middle-earth. ... In J. R. R. Tolkiens Middle-earth, Isildur was a Dúnadan of Númenor, elder son of Elendil. ... The One Ring, also known as the Ruling Ring or the Great Ring of Power, is an artifact from J. R. R. Tolkiens fictional Middle-earth universe. ... This article is about the mythical demon, for King Canutes steward of England see Orc (steward). ... In JRR Tolkiens literary works, there were only two High-Kings of Arnor and Gondor, before the sundering of the two Kingdoms. ... Elendur is the name of two fictional characters in J. R. R. Tolkiens universe of Middle-earth, both of which were descended from Elendil. ... Aratan, a character from J. R. R. Tolkiens Lord of the Rings saga, is the second son of Isildur. ... Ciryon is a fictional character of Middle-earth, created by fantasy author J.R.R. Tolkien. ... Dust jacket of the 1968 UK edition The Lord of the Rings is an epic fantasy story by J. R. R. Tolkien, a sequel to his earlier work, The Hobbit. ... // For other meanings see Fantasy (disambiguation) Fantasy is a genre of art, literature, film, television, games and music that uses magic and other supernatural forms as a primary element of either plot, theme, setting, or all three. ... J. R. R. Tolkien in 1916. ... Mirkwood was a great wood east of the Misty Mountains in Rhovanion, in J. R. R. Tolkiens fictional Middle-earth. ... The Third Age is a fictional time period from J. R. R. Tolkiens universe of Middle-earth. ...

After the War of the Last Alliance, Isildur remained in Gondor for several years before returning to Arnor, alhtough he he sent most of his army back home, he kept some two hundreds with him. They set out for Rivendell expecting to march there within fifteen days. One rendition of the flag of Gondor Gondor is a fictional country from J. R. R. Tolkiens Middle-earth. ... Location of Rivendell in Middle-earth marked in red Rivendell (Sindarin: Imladris) is an Elven outpost in Middle-earth, a fictional realm created by J. R. R. Tolkien. ...

As the sun was setting and the army was preparing to make camp for the night, a large band of orcs appeared out of the trees and attacked. The Orcs had many more warriors than Isildur, and Isildur gave his father's sword, Narsil into the keeping of his esquire, Ohtar who he commanded to escape to Rivendell. They escaped the Orcs and came into Elrond's valley some months later. The shards of Narsil in Peter Jacksons The Fellowship of the Ring. ... Elrond the Half-elven (F.A. 525 - ?) is a fictional character of Middle-earth, created by fantasy author J. R. R. Tolkien. ...

Isildur and his army were able to beat of the attack easily with their superior tactics and armour. He was still concerned and the army moved down closer to the river, although they only expected the Orcs to sent their scouts after Isildur's stronger force as they would usually do after being defeated. However the One Ring was calling out to all the servants of it's master crying to be rescued. The ring-inscription appearing to Isildur (top) and Frodo (bottom) in Peter Jacksons The Fellowship of the Ring. ...

The Orcs attacked again after less than a mile, committing all of their forces and they soon had the Dunedain surrounded. although the archers were taking out many of the Orcs, there were far too few and the sun was setting. The orcs attacked at the sound of their trumpets but where kept back by the long reach of the Dunedain weaponry. They drew back to reconsider and charged again. This time two or even more Orcs would jump up at a single Dunadan and crush him. he was then dragged out and killed.

Although the Orcs paid as much as five-to-one, they could afford it. Isildur and Elendur were rallying the men as Aratan had been killed in such an attack, Ciryon in an attempt to save him. Elendur commanded his father to flee and sealed his own fate. Soon all of the remaining Dunedain were dead, apart from Estelmo, the squire of Elendur, who had been clubbed on the head and then covered in bodies of his comrades.

Isildur was able to make his way to the Anduin before casting off his greatsword and armour. still wearing the Ring, he swam to the other side and was shot through the throat by an Orc-archer set there for just such a purpose. The Ring had fallen into the Great River. In J. R. R. Tolkiens fictional Middle-earth, the Anduin or Great River of Wilderland is the longest river in the Third Age (the original Sindarin name means Long River), rising east of the Misty Mountains and flowing south through Wilderland and eastern Gondor. ...

Thranduil, King of Greenwood hastened to the battle, hoping to save the Dunedain, but he was unable to do anything beyond stopping the mutilation of their corpses. King Thranduil was a character in the fictitious world of Middle-earth created by J. R. R. Tolkien. ...


  • The Disaster of the Gladden Fields, Unfinished Tales by JRR Tolkien



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