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PostSubject: Timeline of The First Age   Tue May 19, 2009 5:21 pm

Though I could give details of Before the Creation of Eä, Creation of Arda, Years of the Lamps, Years of the Trees and Years of the Sun, frankly anyone but the Valar would probably not know of these truly ancient times, so are not relevant to players.

This is the first of three Timelines, the ancient First Age. It is the only one of the three ages that does not use a short-hand descriptior to describe it (such as SA for Second Age or TA for Third Age), and should be considered truly ancient history that even Lore-Keepers are unlikely to know much about.

You can find the timeline here complete with links to explain some of the terms.

First Age

— approximately 583 years long

* Year 1 - The Sun first sets sail, Awakening of Men in Hildórien. Fingolfin's host completes crossing of Helcaraxë.
* 20 - A council is held among the elven lords at the Mereth Aderthad.
* 50 - Turgon and Finrod are told by Ulmo to establish a refuge. This refuge became Gondolin.
* 65 - Finrod builds the tower of Barad Nimras ("White Horn Tower") on a cape of the Falas between Brithombar and Eglarest.
* 75 - Dagor Aglareb: the Ñoldor, ruled by Fingolfin, start the Siege of Angband.
* c. 100 - Foundation of Nargothrond: Fingon's folk depart from Hithlum
* 126 - Completion of Gondolin. Turgon's people begin the migration from Nevrast in secret.
* 265 - Glaurung ravages Beleriand, but is driven back to Angband by Fingon.
* 305 - Bëor leads The First House of the Edain into Beleriand; Men discovered by Finrod.
* 341 - Haldar and Haleth born
* 345 - Return of Aredhel and Maeglin to Gondolin. Later that year Eöl and Aredhel die.
* 389 - Birth of Hador, later Lord of Dor-lómin
* 443 - Birth of Beren Erchamion
* 445 - Birth of Ereinon son of Orodreth, later called Gil-galad
* 455 - Morgoth breaks the Siege of Angband in Dagor Bragollach, Battle of Sudden Flame; kills Fingolfin in duel; Húrin and Huor are brought to Gondolin by Thorondor
* 456 - Húrin and Huor return out of Gondolin to Dor-lómin.
* 457 - Capture of Finrod's fortress of Minas Tirith by the forces of Sauron, its warden Orodreth flees for Nargothrond. Minas Tirith is renamed Tol-in-Gaurhoth, Isle of the Werewolves
* 461 - Barahir and companions are betrayed and killed, Beren becomes an outlaw
* 462 - Beren departs for Doriath
* 463 - Birth of Túrin Turambar in Dor-lómin. Beren first comes upon Lúthien.
* 465 - Celegorm and Curufin are exiled from Nargothrond and journey to Himring.
* 468 - Finrod and Beren are imprisoned in Tol-in-Gaurhoth. Finrod is slain by a werewolf, but Beren is rescued by Lúthien.
* 469 - Beren and Lúthien achieve the Quest of the Silmaril. Beren dies, and Lúthien abandons life: Lúthien pleads with Mandos and Beren and Lúthien are restored to life; Beren and Lúthien take up bodies again in Ossiriand on the isle of Tol Galen.
* 471 - Nirnaeth Arnoediad, The Battle of Unnumbered Tears; Huor is slain in the Fens of Serech, Húrin is captured by Morgoth. Birth of Tuor son of Huor. Fingon slain.
* 472 - Siege and capture of the Havens of the Falas: Brithombar and Eglarest.
* c. 473 - Birth of Nienor and death of Rían.
* 475 - Birth of Dior Eluchíl on Tol Galen
* 494 - Gurthang is reforged for Túrin, who becomes known as the Black Sword of Nargothrond, or Mormegil
* 495 - Sack of Nargothrond. The coming of Tuor to Gondolin
* 497 - Dior weds Nimloth.
* 498 - Slaying of Glaurung, and deaths of Túrin Turambar and Nienor Níniel in Brethil
* 499 - Thingol is slain and Doriath sacked by Dwarves of Belegost; Beren, Laiquendi and Ents destroy the Dwarves; Melian returns to Valinor in grief; Lúthien wears the Silmaril; Dior refounds Doriath
* 500 - Birth of Elwing daughter of Dior.
* c. 501 - Death of Morwen
* c. 502 - Final deaths of Beren and Lúthien; Dior receives the Silmaril; death of Húrin.
* 505 - Doriath is destroyed in the Second Kinslaying; Dior, Nimloth, and sons killed; Celegorm, Curufin and Caranthir are all slain; Elwing escapes for the Mouths of Sirion with the Silmaril
* 510 - Death of Turgon.
* 511 - Gondolin is betrayed by Maeglin and sacked; Glorfindel slays a Balrog in the Echoriath, and is himself slain. Ecthelion slays Gothmog lord of Balrogs.
* 525 - Elrond and Elros are born to Eärendil and Elwing
* 560 - Tuor and Idril sail into the West in the ship Eärrámë.
* c. 540 - Third Kinslaying: while Eärendil is away the remaining Sons of Fëanor attack the people of the Mouths of Sirion trying to claim the Silmaril; Amrod is slain; Elwing casts herself in the sea but is brought to Eärendil by Ulmo; Eärendil sets out to Valinor to beg for rescue by the Valar; Maedhros begins raising Elrond and Elros.
* 583 - The War of Wrath; Morgoth is cast into the Void; Most of Beleriand is sunk; the Sea of Helcar is drained through the Great Gulf; the plateaus of Mordor, Khand, and Rhûn rise from the former seabed; the remaining two Silmarils are stolen by Maedhros and Maglor but are lost in the earth and in the sea; the Elves are summoned to Valinor and settle on Tol Eressëa; Galadriel refuses the summons and is still banned; a small part of the Ñoldor remain in Lindon; many Sindar depart east and establish realms, under Thranduil.
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