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
  • 74

    • Lithien, first daughter of Eldarion and Alphea, is born in Dol Amroth
  • 77

    • The widened pass into Nurn at Imrad Poros is formerly opened.
  • 80

    • Firiel, second daughter of Eldarion and Alphea, is born in Dol Amroth
  • 87

    • Queen Alphea dies in childbirth in Minas Tirith. Her second son, Elendar, does not survive; Elessar returns from the North and governs Gondor whilst the Prince Regent is in mourning
  • 96

    • Prince Eldarion and his son Elendos lead the Far Harad campaign. Bozisha-Dar is freed from the Whisperer’s Curse, and is established as the capital of Gondor’s primary province in the south.
    • Treaty of Esgaroth is signed as King Elessar accepts fealty from the rich northern province.
  • 103

    • The Rhûn campaign; Elendos spreads the influence of Gondor eastward
  • 106

    • The Chey campaign; Elendos leads a small force into the tablelands. Several trade routes are established.
  • 109

    • Elendos voyages to the far south; he is away for four years
  • 117

    • Last visit to Annuminas of King Elessar and Arwen. The king is taken ill in Cardolan during the return journey to Gondor.
  • 119

    • Elendos rides into the east again with a small cohort. He is gone for two years.
  • 120

    • † King Elessar dies. Meriadoc and Peregrin pass away shortly after.
    • Eldarion becomes King of Gondor and Arnor, residing primarily in the north. In Elendos’ absence, he appoints Irhalmir (great-grandnephew of Denethor II) 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
    • Elendos returns alone from the east; distraught at the passing of his grandparents
  • 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
    • Merieth, firstborn daughter of Eldarion and Merien, is born in Tharbad in Cardolan
    • Commonly considered the start of the “relic years”
  • 124

    • The garrison at Mithlond is withdrawn, and Mithlond is left to nature for several years.
  • 127

    • Valandil, son of Eldarion and Merien, is born in Minas Tirith
  • 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.
    • Civil unrest intensifies and Eldarion declares martial law and a night curfew in the outer city.
    • Food and supply shortages during a harsh winter. The chaos of the long winter of 136/137 is avoided due to emergency supplies from the south.
  • 170

    • Over the winter and early part of the year, a large camp of Harnendor migrants forms at Hyarpende across the Anduin from Pelargir; a smaller camp also forms at Caras Leberas
    • ★ Major earthquake in Ithilien near Caras Fain coincides with a public execution event in the capital, and vicious civil unrest ensues. Substantial damage to the ports and buildings in Harlond. The temporary camp of Talazkûn migrants across the river is inundated by a riverswell and abandoned. Caras Leberas is temporarily evacuated.


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

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