Second Age




The Tale of Years

The Second Age


1. Foundation of Mithlond the Grey Havens under Círdan, and Lindon as the Noldorin Kingdom under Gil-galad

32. Edain reach Númenor, Elros is crowned first King of Númenor

c. 40. Many Dwarves abandon the ruined cities of Belegost and Nogrod in the Ered Luin and join Durin’s folk in Khazad-dûm.

61. Birth of Vardamir Nólimon, eldest child of Elros. Subsequently three more children are born.

192. Birth of Tar-Amandil

222. Birth of Nolondil

350. Birth of Tar-Elendil

361. Birth of Eärendur

442. Elros, also known as Tar-Minyatur, dies. Vardamir Nólimon succeeds the throne but abdicates immediately. Tar-Amandil becomes third king of Númenor.

c. 500. Sauron arises again in Middle-earth

521. Silmariën is born in Númenor, line of lords of Andúnië splits off the line of Kings

532. Isilmë, sister of Silmariën, born

543. Meneldur, brother of Silmariën, born

590. Tar-Elendil becomes fourth king of Númenor.

600. First Númenórean ships sail to Middle-earth.

700. Anardil born

740. Tar-Meneldur becomes fifth king of Númenor.

750. the Noldor found the realm of Eregion near Moria

870. Anardil weds Erendis.

873. Ancalimë born

875. Tar-Aldarion founds Vinyalondë on the Enedwaith coast of Middle-earth for lumbering and ship repair.

882. Anardil and Erendis separate

883. Tar-Aldarion becomes sixth king of Númenor.

985. Death of Erendis, apparently by drowning.

c. 1050. Sauron begins building Barad-dûr

1075. Tar-Ancalimë becomes the first Queen and seventh ruler of Númenor.

c. 1200. Sauron seduces and deceives the Noldor in Eregion, but Gil-galad mistrusts him and refuses to work with him; the Númenóreans begin building permanent havens in Middle-earth at Lond Daer, Umbar, and other places

1280. Tar-Anárion becomes seventh king of Númenor.

c. 1350. Celeborn and Galadriel together with their daughter Celebrían emigrate from Eregion to Lórien; Celebrimbor becomes lord of Eregion

1394. Tar-Súrion becomes eighth king of Númenor.

c. 1500. the Noldor under Celebrimbor are instructed by Sauron, beginning of the forging of the Rings of Power

1566. Tar-Telperiën becomes the second Queen and tenth ruler of Númenor.

c. 1590. The Three Rings are completed in Eregion.

c. 1600. Forging of the One Ring; Barad-dûr completed; Celebrimbor begins fighting Sauron

1693. War of the Elves and Sauron begins, the Three Rings are hidden

1695. Elrond sent to Eregion as lieutenant of Gil-galad

1697. Eregion destroyed, Elrond establishes the refuge of Rivendell, Celebrimbor dies, the gates of Khazad-dûm are shut.

1699. Rivendell and Lindon besieged, Sauron overruns Eriador.

1700. Minastir sends a great navy to Lindon; Sauron defeated; Sauron’s forces retreat from Eriador and the coasts

1731. Tar-Minastir becomes eleventh king of Númenor.

c. 1800. Númenor begins establishing permanent settlements in Middle-earth, Sauron extends his power eastwards.

1869. Tar-Ciryatan becomes twelfth king of Númenor.

2029. Tar-Atanamir the Great becomes thirteenth king of Númenor but is hostile to the Valar. The Elendili or “Faithful” still receive the Elves in secret.

2221. Tar-Ancalimon becomes fourteenth king of Númenor.13

2251. The Ringwraiths first appear.

2280. Umbar is fortified by the Númenóreans

2350. Pelargir is built by the Elendili

2386. Tar-Telemmaitë becomes fifteenth king of Númenor.

2526. Tar-Vanimeldë becomes third Queen and sixteenth ruler of Númenor.

2637. Herucalmo seizes the throne and rule as Tar-Anducal, but is not counted in the list of kings.

2657. Tar-Alcarin becomes seventeenth king of Númenor.

2737. Tar-Calmacil becomes eighteenth king of Númenor.

2825. Tar-Ardamin becomes nineteenth king of Númenor.

2899. Ar-Adûnakhôr becomes twentieth king of Númenor and the first to take his royal name in Adûnaic, the language of Men, instead of Quenya, the high language of the Elves

c. 2900. Teaching of Elvish languages prohibited in Númenor.

2962. Ar-Zimrathôn becomes twenty-first king of Númenor.

3033. Ar-Sakalthôr becomes twenty-second king of Númenor.

3102. Ar-Gimilzôr becomes twenty-third king of Númenor.

c. 3110. Usage of Elvish languages and visit of the Elves prohibited in Númenor.

3119. Birth of Elendil

3177. Tar-Palantir repents, resulting in a civil war in Númenor

3209. Birth of Isildur

3219. Birth of Anárion

3243. Death of Gimilkhâd, at 198 years old.

3255. Ar-Pharazôn the Golden weds his first cousin Míriel, the daughter of Tar-Palantir, and seizes the throne of Númenor

3261. Ar-Pharazôn sails to Middle-earth landing at Umbar, and takes Sauron captive

3262. Sauron is taken as prisoner to Númenor, but begins corrupting the Númenóreans

c. 3265. Sauron becomes Ar-Pharazôn’s court advisor.

c. 3280. Isildur steals a fruit from Nimloth. The White Tree is felled and burnt in Sauron’s Temple thereafter.

c. 3300. Sauron establishes himself as High Priest of Melkor, “Lord of the Dark”; Elendili are openly persecuted and sacrificed to Morgoth

3310. At Sauron’s instigation, Ar-Pharazôn begins building the Great Armament.

3318. Birth of Meneldil, fourth child of Anárion and last man born in Númenor

3319. Ar-Pharazôn sets foot on Aman; the World is Changed: Aman and Tol Eressëa are removed from Arda, Númenor is drowned, and the world is made round; Elendil and his sons arrive on the shores of Middle-earth

3320. Founding of Gondor and Arnor by Elendil and his sons, Isildur and Anárion; Umbar as realm in exile founded by Black Númenóreans. Sauron returns to Mordor.

3429. Sauron attacks Gondor, conquers Minas Ithil and burns the White Tree; Isildur flees to Arnor while Anárion defends Osgiliath and Minas Anor

3430. The Last Alliance of Elves and Men is formed

3434. The Last Alliance crosses the Misty Mountains; Sauron’s forces are defeated in the Battle of Dagorlad; Siege of Barad-dûr begins

3440. Anárion is slain

3441. Elendil and Gil-galad face Sauron in hand to hand combat, but they themselves perish; Isildur takes the shards of his father’s sword Narsil and cuts the One Ring from Sauron’s finger. Sauron’s physical form is destroyed. In the aftermath of the War, many Elves of Gil-galad’s following depart to Valinor: end of the Noldorin realms in Middle-earth. This marked the end of the Second Age, and the beginning of the Third.

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