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Isildur's curse came into effect in II 3441; the Dead were released on 13 March III 3019
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The White Mountains, and especially the Paths of the Dead
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The Dead

The cursed Men of the White Mountains

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The Men of the White Mountains at the end of the Second Age who swore an oath of allegiance to Isildur. Breaking it, they were cursed to walk the Paths of the Dead until they could redeem themselves, which they did more than three thousand years later when they followed Isildur's descendant Aragorn in the War of the Ring.


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