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.
The Rule of Halmir in Brethil
The First Age
|451||Probable year of the death of Haldan. His son Halmir succeeds as Lord of Brethil.|
|455||Deaths of Angrod and Aegnor in the Dagor Bragollach.|
|Celegorm and Curufin flee Himlad for Nargothrond.|
|Winter The breaking of the Siege of Angband and beginning of the Dagor Bragollach.|
|456||Barahir and his companions begin their outlaw existence in Ladros.|
|Fingolfin challenges Morgoth to single combat, and is slain. Fingon becomes High King of the Noldor.|
|Spring The worst assaults of the Dagor Bragollach draw to a close.|
|457||Capture of Minas Tirith by the forces of Sauron.|
|458||A band of Orcs is attacked and defeated by the People of Haleth, with the aid of Beleg of Doriath.|
|Húrin and Huor are brought to Gondolin by Thorondor.|
|459||Húrin and Huor return out of Gondolin to Dor-lómin.|
|460||Autumn Gorlim betrays Barahir and his outlaw band. They are destroyed, leaving Beren as the sole survivor.|
|462||Morgoth attempts an invasion of Hithlum, but is repulsed. Galdor son of Hador is slain defending Barad Eithel.|
|464||Spring Marriage of Húrin and Morwen; Túrin is born later in the year.|
|Winter Beren abandons Dorthonion and travels to Doriath, where he first comes upon Lúthien.|
|465||Likely date of the birth of Brandir son of Handir, later Lord of Brethil.|
|Beren sets out from Doriath on the Quest for the Silmaril.|
|Finrod and Beren are imprisoned in Tol-in-Gaurhoth. Finrod is slain by a werewolf, but Beren is rescued by Lúthien.|
|c.||465||Celegorm and Curufin are exiled from Nargothrond and journey to Himring.|
|466||Birth of Lalaith, second child of Húrin and Morwen.|
|Beren and Lúthien recover a Silmaril from Morgoth's Iron Crown, but it is taken by Carcharoth.|
|The Hunting of the Wolf, and the recovery of the Silmaril. Beren is mortally wounded, and dies soon afterward.|
|467||Spring Lúthien departs from the World, and her spirit travels to the Halls of Mandos. She later returns with Beren and they make their dwelling on the isle of Tol Galen.|
|468||Formation of the Union of Maedhros.|
|469||Death of Lalaith from a sickness at the age of three.|
|470||Birth of Dior Eluchíl on Tol Galen.|
|471||Probable year of the death of Halmir. He is succeeded as Lord of Brethil by his son Haldir.|
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