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Composed during the early Fourth Age
Assembled at Great Smials in the Shire, probably under the direction of Peregrin Took
Primarily orchestrated by the Took family, but with the assistance of Meriadoc Brandybuck
Tale in this context means 'count' or 'reckoning'
Other names


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Tale of Years

The chronicles of the Second and Third Ages

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Years of the Trees First Age Second Age Third Age Fourth Age and Beyond

A long and detailed chronicle of the events of the Second and Third Ages, given in Appendix B of The Lord of the Rings; it is our main source of knowledge for many of the events of these Ages.

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