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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.

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Encyclopedia of Arda Timeline
Years of the TreesFirst AgeSecond AgeThird AgeFourth Age and Beyond

III 2790 to III 2799
(a period of 9 years)

 • 6,820 years after the Return of the Noldor
 • 2,912 years after the Downfall of Númenor
 • 219 years before the War of the Ring

The War of the Dwarves and Orcs

The Third Age

27901190Birth of Gerontius Took, who will live for one hundred and thirty years, and become known as the Old Took.
Thrór is slain in Moria by Azog. His son Thráin succeeds as King of Durin's Folk.
27931193To avenge his father's death, Thráin II leads the Dwarves against the Orcs: the War of the Dwarves and Orcs begins.
27951195Basso Boffin disappears from the Shire, and is said to have gone to Sea.
27981198Death of King Fréaláf of Rohan. He is succeeded by his son Brytta.
27991199The Battle of Azanulbizar. The War of the Dwarves and Orcs ends with the death of Azog.

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