The Chronicle of Arda
Welcome to The Chronicle of Arda. This section of the site provides automated annals
for all four Ages of the Sun and Moon. For any period of Arda's history, the
Chronicle will display the events that happened in that time. Events and characters are entered into the
Chronicle as they are added to the main database: like the rest of The Encyclopedia of Arda this section of
the site is expanding all the time.
For years after III 1601 (the year of the foundation of Shire, and therefore Shire Year 1), the Chronicle will also show years by the Shire-reckoning in a second column.
You can have the Chronicle look up events for specific dates by entering one or two years in the form below.
If you enter two dates, the Chronicle will display events that happened between those two years.
If you leave one of the dates blank, the Chronicle will display events in the century around the single year you specify.
The First Age
|1||The crossing of the Helcaraxë by Fingolfin and his followers.|
|The first rising of the Moon, followed soon afterwards by the Sun.|
|Awakening of Men in Hildórien.|
|2||Fingolfin withdraws from the gates of Angband and camps on the north shore of Lake Mithrim.|
|5||Fingon rescues Maedhros from the heights of Thangorodrim, and so helps to heal the rift between the factions of the Noldor.|
|6||Angrod son of Finarfin is received into Doriath by King Thingol.|
|7||Holding council in Mithrim, the Noldor choose Fingolfin to be their High King.|
|20||The Mereth Aderthad, the Feast of Reuniting, is held at the Pools of Ivrin.|
|50||Journey of Turgon and Finrod.|
|52||Finrod and Galadriel travel as guests to Menegroth. Finrod is inspired by the Thousand Caves to create his own underground citadel of Nargothrond, but Galadriel remains in Doriath for some time.|
|53||Guided by Ulmo, Turgon discovers the hidden valley of Tumladen, where he resolves to build a city.|
|60||Dagor Aglareb. The Siege of Angband is set by the Princes of the Noldor.|
|64||Turgon secretly begins the building of Gondolin.|
|65||The Noldor aid in fortifying the Havens of the Falas, and Finrod raises the tower of Barad Nimras.|
|66||Thingol and Melian discover the truth behind the Exile of the Noldor.|
|67||Thingol bans the Quenya tongue from his realms. Sindarin begins to predominate in Middle-earth from this time.|
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