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War of the Elves and Sauron

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War of the Elves and Sauron
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Date: SA 1693 - SA 1701
Location: Eriador
Result: Eregion, along with much of Eriador, was destroyed; Sauron defeated and driven from Eriador
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Lindon, Eregion, Numenor, and Moria Mordor

Rhun Harad

High King Gil-Galad
Durin III
~150,000 Numenorean infantry, ~10,000 Numenorean cavalry, along with the ~140,000 Elves and ~55,000 Dwarves of Durin [Source?] ~450,000 Orcs, hundreds of trolls and other creatures of Sauron.[Source?]
Moderate to Heavy; many of the Noldor of Eregion perished Complete annihilation; Sauron himself barely survived and he, along with a single bodyguard, were all that was left of his great host

The War of the Elves and Sauron was the great war fought in the mid-Second Age in Middle-earth which ended with his defeat at Mount Doom.


The war began in SA 1693, almost a century after Sauron had deceived the Ñoldor of Eregion and had forged the One Ring, deceiving and claiming all the Rings of Power from the fortress Ost-in-Edhil, except the Three Rings of the Elves.

Messages of this betrayal were sent north to Lindon where the High King Gil-galad ruled, and he began amassing his forces, preparing for an invasion. He also called for help from Númenor.

In SA 1695 Sauron attacked most of them, make a past to the Fords of Isen the Siege of Eregion has begun, and Elrond was sent to Eregion by Gil-galad. However, in SA 1697 Eregion was laid waste. Celebrimbor, Lord of Eregion, was killed, and Khazad-dûm's gates were closed. Elrond fled north with the survivors, founding Imladris (Rivendell).

By SA 1699 all of Eriador fell under Sauron's control, and he set fire to the great forests in Enedwaith and Minhiriath to drive off the Elves and their allies (Edain). Imladris was besieged, and Lindon cut off from Imladris and Khazad-dûm.

The next year a great army of Númenor arrived, sent by Tar-Minastir and commanded by Ciryatur, which landed in Lindon, at Tharbad on the Gwathló, and south near Pelargir. Sauron's forces were caught in between the armies, and destroyed. The war ended in SA 1701 when Sauron retreated to the east, but Eregion was gone, and most of Eriador destroyed.

Translations around the WorldEdit

Foreign Language Translated name
Afrikaans Oorlog van die elwe en Sauron
Albanian Lufta e Elves dhe Sauron
Belarusian Вайна эльфаў і Саўрана
Bulgarian Войната на елфите и Саурон
Catalan Guerra dels Elfos i Sauron
Chinese (Hong Kong) 精靈與索倫之戰爭
Danish Krig af elvere og Sauron
Dutch Oorlog van de Elfen en Sauron
Filipino Digmaan ng Elves at Sauron
Finnish Sodan haltioiden ja Sauron
French Guerre des Elfes et Sauron
German Krieg der Elben und Sauron
Hungarian Háború a tündék és Szauron
Icelandic Stríðið á álfum og Sauron
Italian Guerra tra Sauron e gli Elfi
Irish Gaelic Cogadh ar an elves agus Sauron
Japanese エルフとサウロンの戦争
Korean 엘프와 사우론의 전쟁
Latin Bellum Dryades et Sauron
Latvian Karš elfi un Sauron
Lithuanian Karas elfų ir Saurono ?
Macedonian Војна на Џуџиња и Саурон
Maltese Gwerra tal-Elves u Sauron
Norwegian Krigen av alver og Sauron
Polish Wojna Elfów z Sauronem
Portuguese Guerra dos Elfos e Sauron
Romanian Război de elfi și Sauron
Russian Война эльфов и Саурона
Spanish Guerra de los Elfos y Sauron
Swedish Kriga av alverna och Sauron
Turkish Elfler ve Sauron Savaşı
Ukrainian Війна ельфів і Саурона
Yiddish מלחמה פון די עלווז און סאַוראָן
War of the Elves and Sauron

Siege of Eregion - First Siege of Imladris - Battle of the Gwathló

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