Timeline

  • 70

    • Prince Eldarion weds Alphea (firstborn daughter of Alphros of Dol Amroth)
    • King Elessar and Arwen reside in Annuminas. Eldarion becomes Prince Regent of Gondor
  • 72

    • Elendos, son of Eldarion, is born in Gondor
  • 77

    • The widened pass into Nurn at Imrad Poros is formerly opened.
  • 87

    • Queen Alphea dies in childbirth; Elessar returns from the North and governs Gondor whilst the Prince Regent is in mourning
  • 120

    • † King Elessar dies. Meriadoc and Peregrin pass away shortly after.
    • Eldarion becomes King of Gondor and Arnor, residing primarily in the north. He appoints Irhalmir steward of Gondor.
    • † Legolas builds a grey ship in Ithilien and sails over the sea with Gimli; marking the end in middle-earth of the Fellowship of the Ring.
  • 121

    • † Arwen Undomiel passes in Lothlorien
  • 122

    • Eldarion weds Merien of Cardolan, only daughter of King Paracis
  • 123

    • Cirdan the shipwright passes dominion of Mithlond to King Eldarion as last few elven ships leave for the west
    • Commonly considered the start of the “relic years”
  • 124

    • The garrison at Mithlond is withdrawn, and Mithlond is left to nature for several years.
  • 128

    • On the eve of yule, the Dark Brother plot claims the life of Merien, Queen of Gondor.
  • 129

    • ★ The Dark Brother plot is exposed, and brought to justice. Twelve senior Gondorian nobles executed, including Irhalmir, former steward of Gondor.
  • 130

    • ★ The Edhil incident in Cardolan raises tensions between Cardolan and Gondor; put aside as Angmar forces invade the northlands.
  • 131

    • ★ Recovery of the Annuminas Palantir from Farochel
    • ★ End of the relic years: Eldarion passes the relic decree, outlawing unlicensed possession of elven and numenorean relics (and effectively drives the trade underground.)
  • 132

    • ★ Elendos claims victory in Orc-War in Angmar late in the year; returns to Fornost Erain.
  • 136

    • Great Ephel Duath earthquake; Minas Ithil destroyed.
    • The long winter of 136/137 begins
  • 137

    • Famine in Arthedain. Resettlement in Cardolan.
  • 142

    • Eruption of Mount Tolfalas; crop failure across central Gondor. Food shortage riots in Pelargir and Linhir.
  • 144

    • First northern uprising in Cardolan.
  • 147

    • Second northern uprising, Cardolan and Rhudaur declare themselves independent.
  • 148

    • Start of the northern civil war.
  • 151

    • Northern Ithilien earthquake. Roads impassable, and a lake forms behind the new natural dam on the Ithilduin. Car-ohin flooded.
  • 152

    • End of the northern civil war. Throne of Arnor re-established in Annuminas.
  • 153

    • Third northern uprising. Murder of Elendos, son of Eldarion and King of Arnor.
  • 158

    • Completion of the great Rohan Gap wall.
  • 160

    • The Ithilduin earthquake. Caras Ithilien destroyed in landslips and floods, end of the line of Hurin in Ithilien. Final flood of Osgiliath and River Anduin becomes unnavigable through the east channel.
  • 161

    • Larger port constructed in Harlond.
    • Port of Forlond established.
  • 163

    • West Anduin channel completed with a sequence of seven shallow locks.
  • 167

    • Free Kings’ war begins in Cardolan/Dunland.
  • 169

    • ★ A cohort from the orphanage of Car-ohin is attacked at night by a small orc band in Southern Ithilien.
    • ★ An extortion ring is uncovered as a sacrificial cult worshipping a lidless eye symbol. Major fires ravage several streets in southern Caras Fain, as the first major winter storm comes into Gondor.
  • 170


†   considered canonical from Tolkien’s works.
★ denotes events unfolded in game-time.