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Fall of Rómendacil I
Conflict: First Easterling War
Date: TA 541
Place: North Ithilien, Gondor
Outcome: Apparent Easterling victory
Gondor Easterlings
Rómendacil I Unknown Easterling commander
Unknown, no doubt formidable numbers Unknown
Unknown, possibly heavy Unknown

The Fall of Rómendacil I was the battle in which Gondor fought the Easterlings and King Rómendacil I was slain.


Forty-one years after their defeat by the then Tarostar, the Easterlings once again attacked Gondor and this time with more success. Hordes and hordes of Easterlings fell upon Gondor with great strength. King Rómendacil moved to stop them but was slain in a battle with them.[1]


It is not mentioned what happened afterwards nor is it known what the Easterlings gained from this aside from the killing of a King of Gondor, as it is possible that Gondor had indeed lost the battle with the death of one of their greatest leaders. However, the realm of Gondor survived as Rómendacil's son Turambar immediately became King following his father's death and quickly moved to avenge his father's death.[2][3]


  1. The Lord of the Rings, Appendix B: The Tale of Years (Chronology of the Westlands), "The Third Age"
  2. The Lord of the Rings, Appendix A: Annals of the Kings and Rulers, I: The Númenórean Kings, (iv): "Gondor and the Heirs of Anárion"
  3. The Atlas of Middle-earth, The Third Age, "The Kingdoms of the Dúnedain"

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