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|Battle Under the Trees|
|Conflict: War of the Ring; Dol-Guldur invades Mirkwood|
|Date: March 15, 3019|
|Outcome: Thranduil claims victory|
|Woodland Realm||Dol Guldur and Mordor|
|Thousand Elves of the Woodland Realm||Thousand Orcs of Dol Guldur and 6,000 Orcs of Mordor|
The Battle Under the Trees was a battle that took place during the War of the Ring, between the forces of Mirkwood, under the command of its Elven-king Thranduil, and the forces of Sauron from Dol-Guldur.
On the March 15, 3019, the realm of Thranduil is invaded by the forces of Dol-Guldur. The majority of the forces are sent to Lothlórien and used its remaining forces to attack the Woodland realm, trying to secure the Elvenking's flank. The Easterlings are supposed to arrive and overwhelm their army, but they are occupied in battling the Dwarves and Men at Lonely Mountain. The Elvenking himself repels these forces, and there is a long battle under the trees. The woods are set alight, thus there is a "great ruin of fire". In the end of the battle, King Thranduil and his people emerge as victors, announcing a New Year of the Elves.
On the day of the New Year, Thranduil and Celeborn meet in the forest where they renamed Mirkwood as Eryn Lasgalen, The Wood of the Greenleaves.
Thranduil gives the southern part of his realm to Celeborn and keeps the northern part as far as the mountains for himself and his people. The land and wide forest in between is given to the Beornings and Woodmen.
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|Foreign Language||Translated name|
|Chinese (Hong Kong)||幽暗密林之戰|