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First recorded in the years after the Dagor Bragollach of I 4551
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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.



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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