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Easterlings

Wild Men out of the East

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A general name for the races of Men from the unknown East of Middle-earth, who were a constant foe of the Free Peoples, from the treachery of Ulfang in the Nirnaeth Arnoediad of the First Age to their frequent attacks against Gondor in the Third Age.


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1

This is the date when the emergence of the Easterlings into Beleriand was first recorded by those west of the Blue Mountains. The Easterlings must have had a history predating this by some time (indeed, we have a record of Morgoth having secretly treated with them before they crossed the Mountains) but we have no details of this prior existence.

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