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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.

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.

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.

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III 1998 to III 2029
(a period of 31 years)

 • 6,028 years after the Return of the Noldor
 • 2,120 years after the Downfall of Númenor
 • 989 years before the War of the Ring

The Stewardship of Vorondil

The Third Age

1998398Death of Pelendur. He is succeeded as Steward to Eärnil II by his son Vorondil.
1999399After years of wandering, the exiles of Khazad-dûm found Erebor.
Probable date of the birth of Eradan son of Mardil, later Ruling Steward of Gondor.
2000400The Nazgûl emerge from Mordor and assault Minas Ithil.
c.2000400Approximate date of the slaying of Scatha the Worm by Fram of the Éothéod.
2002402Capture of Minas Ithil by the Nazgûl. It is renamed Minas Morgul, and Minas Anor is also renamed Minas Tirth, the Tower of Guard.
2004404Birth of Galador son of Imrazôr, later to become the first Lord of Dol Amroth.
2012412Probable date of the birth of Arahael son of Aranarth, later Chieftain of the Dúnedain.
2029429Death of Vorondil the Hunter. He is succeeded as Steward to Eärnil II by his son Mardil.

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