The great, treeless, open plain between the Emyn Muil and Cirith Gorgor. Dagorlad refers to the Battle of Dagorlad fought there between Sauron's forces and the Last Alliance of Elves and Men at the end of the Second Age. The bodies of the dead decayed as normal, but over time part of the field became a wetland, the Dead Marshes, where the images of the fallen could be seen.Later, in the Third Age, the Dagorlad was the site of many battles between Gondor and various Easterling armies, including the Battle of the Black Gate. The countless battles of two ages left Dagorlad as a devastated wasteland, contaminated and unhealthy, with sumps of poisonous slick and mounds of scorched earth. It was also the site of many battles between the armies of Gondor and the Wainriders between the years TA 1899 and TA 1944.
The Battle of Dagorlad- occurred in the year 3434 of the Second Age. It was fought between the army of the Last Alliance under Gil-galad and Elendil and an army of Orcs and other creatures loyal to Sauron. The battle took place on the great, treeless, open plain between the Dead Marshes and Cirith Gorgor
The Battle of the Black Gate, was the last major battle against Sauron in the War of the Ring, fought at the Black Gate of Mordor. The army of the West, 6,000 strong by now, led by Aragorn marched on the gate as a diversionary feint to distract Sauron's attention from Frodo and Sam, who were carrying the One Ring through Mordor. It was hoped that Sauron would think Aragorn had the Ring and was now trying to use it to overthrow Mordor.
In Peter Jackson's movie adaptation of the Lord of the Rings film trilogy, Dagorlad is misspelled as Dagorland on various maps shown in the films, and in the appendices of the special extended DVD editions.
Places of Middle-earth and Arda
Forests & Mountains:
The rest of Arda:
- ↑ The Atlas of Middle-earth, The Second Age, "The Last Alliance"
- ↑ 2.0 2.1 The Complete Guide to Middle-earth