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 Reign of the Dragon-King in Nargothrond
The First Age
|495||Handir falls in battle, and is succeeded as Lord of Brethil by his son Brandir.|
|Tuor escapes through the Cirith Ninniach and meets Voronwë at Vinyamar; together they travel to Gondolin.|
|Autumn The Battle of Tumhalad and Sack of Nargothrond.|
|Autumn The Fell Winter begins.|
|496||Morwen and Niënor ride with Mablung to Nargothrond, where Niënor falls under the Dragon-spell of Glaurung. She later comes to Brethil and is healed by Brandir.|
|Túrin slays Brodda in Dor-lómin, and then travels on, settling eventually in Brethil.|
|Spring The Fell Winter draws to a close.|
|498||Brethil is assaulted by Orcs, and Túrin reluctantly takes up his black sword Gurthang to combat them, unwittingly revealing himself to Morgoth.|
|Midyear's Day Túrin weds Níniel in Brethil.|
|499||Release of Húrin from Angband.|
|Slaying of Glaurung, and deaths of Túrin Turambar and Nienor Níniel and Brandir in Brethil.|
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