Season 6 Episode 3 – The White Tree

Numenor

  • King Tar-Minastir sails to Lindon with many thousands.

Rivendell

  • Elrond is besieged in Imladris.

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Eregion

  • The Dunedain defeat Sauron and lift the Siege of Imladris.
  • Sauron flees back to Mordor

Mordor

  • Sauron reveals he has captured the remaining Rings. He gives them to men and dwarves who trust him.

Lindon

  • Glorfindel returns to Middle-Earth, bringing with him the Blue wizards.

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Rivendell

  • The first White Council is held. Glorfindel introduces the Istari to the Council, detailing their mission.
  • Elrond first meets Celebrian, the daughter of Galadriel and Celeborn.

Numenor

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  • The King’s Men, under Pharazon, return from battling Sauron in Middle-Earth.
  • The King’s Men speak out against the Valar and the elves.
  • The Faithful, led by Amandil and his son Elendil, tend to the fading White Tree and to the Hallow of Eru.

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  • King Tar-Palantir repents for the actions of past Kings and seeks the forgiveness of the Valar, but it does not come.
  • The majority of the Numenoreans remain against the Valar, encouraged by Pharazon.

Mordor

  • Sauron claims his title as King of Men. He releases the Nazgul to terrorise the people of Middle-Earth.

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First Appearances – Tar-Palantir, Pharazon, Amandil, Elendil, Isildur, Anarion, Miriel, The Witch-King, Alatar, Pallando

Deaths – Tar-Minastir, Ciryatur, Narvi, Durin III

Pictures

  • White Tree of Numenor
  • Imladris – Eric Faure-Brac
  • Glorfindel – Liga Klavina
  • At the Foot of the Meneltarma – Jef Murray
  • Black Riders – John Howe

Season 6 Episode 4 – Prisoner

Numenor

  • Tar-Palantir dies with his daughter Miriel by his side.
  • Pharazon, Amandil and the other lords decide what to do with the kingship.
  • Pharazon, with the support of the people, seizes the thrones and takes Miriel as wife against her will.

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  • Amandil and Elendil attempt to stop this, but are overruled by the majority. They return to their lands of Romenna.
  • Pharazon bans all elven visitors to Numenor.
  • The last elves on Numenor bring word of Sauron’s doings and leave Romenna with Amandil’s messages to Gil-Galad.

Pelargir

  • The Nazgul attack the Numenoreans settlements in Middle-Earth.

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Numenor

  • Elendil tells Ar-Pharazon of Sauron’s proclamation.
  • Ar-Pharazon declares war on Sauron, ready to take the title of ‘King of Men’ for his own.
  • Ar-Pharazon’s navy sets sail towards Middle-Earth. The Faithful remain behind.
  • Elendil continues to tend to the failing White Tree.

Umbar

  • Ar-Pharazon’s great fleet lands at Umbar. The men and orcs there flee.

Mordor

  • Sauron witnesses the host marching to the Black Gate. Even his greatest servants desert him.
  • Heralds arrive at Barad-Dur to call Sauron to Ar-Pharazon.
  • Sauron submits before Ar-Pharazon, swearing fealty to him.

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  • Ar-Pharazon takes Sauron back to Numenor as a hostage. Sauron feigns dismay, but is secretly glad.

First Appearances – Fuinur, Herumor

Death – Tar-Palantir

Pictures

  • Mairon the Admirable – ?
  • Ar-Zimraphel – Shyangell
  • Horsemen in the Night – John Howe
  • Sauron Comes to Ar-Pharazon – Demi-urgic

Season 6 Episode 5 – Giver of Freedom

Rivendell

  • The White Council meets again to discuss the situation with Numenor.

Numenor

  • Ar-Pharazon returns to Numenor. Elendil questions why Sauron was brought back.
  • Sauron is locked up in Armenelos, but Ar-Pharazon talks to him often.

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  • Amandil and Elendil speak against Sauron, but Ar-Pharazon decides to free him and let him walk among the people.
  • Sauron uses his knowledge and power to win over the people of Numenor with tricks and gifts and words. Ar-Pharazon is given anything he desires.
  • Ar-Pharazon appoints Sauron as an advisor. Amandil speaks out aggressively and is banished to Romenna.
  • Ar-Pharazon and Sauron burn the Hallow of Eru on Meneltarma. The Faithful see the flames from Romenna.

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  • Sauron brings Ar-Pharazon into the worship of Melkor, Giver of Freedom.
  • Sauron urges the King to cut down the White Tree.
  • Amandil tells his son and grandsons the tale of the Two Trees of Valinor.
  • Isildur goes into Armenelos disguised and cuts a fruit from the White Tree. He is seen on his way out and attacked, but escapes.

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First Appearances – Meneldil, Elendur, Ohtar

Pictures

  • Sauron Annatar – Maureval
  • Sauron in Numenor – Peter Xavier Price
  • Sauron and Ar-Pharazon – Lirulin Yirth
  • Isildur and the Fruit of Nimloth – Mirachravia

Season 6 Episode 6 – The Great Armament

Numenor

  • Amandil plants the fruit and a shoot sprouts from the ground.
  • Ar-Pharazon hears of the theft and lets Sauron burn the White Tree.
  • Sauron preaches to the people of Numenor that Melkor can release them from death.
  • Sauron constructs a Temple of Melkor.

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  • Men come into the temple and make sacrifices, animal and human, to Melkor.
  • The King’s Men arrest many of the Faithful on the charge of treason, sacrificing them in the temple.
  • Insanity and sickness spreads through the land. Sauron turns man against man and many a murder is committed.
  • Sauron sends out fleets against Middle-Earth. The soldiers sack cities and enslave the people.
  • Ar-Pharazon confides in Sauron that he feels his own death approach. Sauron responds that the Valar control the land where there is no death.

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  • Ar-Pharazon begins making preparations for war against the Valar.
  • Amandil sees the weapons and ships being prepared and guesses the King’s mind. He tells Elendil to prepare all their people for evacuation and prepares to sail into the west himself, asking for mercy from the Valar.
  • Amandil says farewell to his entire household and sails away.

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Pictures

  • Ar-Pharazon – Steamey
  • Let There be No Doubt Now – Lady Elleth
  • Tar-Mairon – Kuruven
  • The Fleet of Ar-Pharazon – John Howe

Season 6 Episode 7 – The Breaking of the World

Belegaer

  • Amandil comes to the Shadowy Seas, where fierce storms await him.

Numenor

  • Elendil prepares nine ships to sail to Middle-Earth. The people and possessions of Romenna are put upon them, including the young White Tree and the Palantiri.
  • Giant thunderstorms and earthquakes strike the island. Ar-Pharazon claims it is the Valar striking first.
  • Elendil and his sons await a sign from the west, but none comes.
  • Giant clouds shaped like Eagles spread over Numenor.

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  • Lightning strikes down men in the streets and destroys the dome of the Temple of Melkor. But Sauron defies the lightning and stands in the temple unharmed
  • Elendil recognises the weather as not of the Valar, but of Eru himself.
  • Ar-Pharazon and Sauron board their ship and sound the trumpets. The fleet sets sail into the west. Slaves row against the wind.

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Tol Eressea

  • The fleet surrounds Tol Eressea.

Numenor

  • Elendil and his followers find the morning calm.

Valinor

  • Ar-Pharazon reaches the shores of Aman and sees the peak of Taniquetil.

Taniquetil

  • Manwe ascends to the very peak of Taniquetil and calls upon Eru.

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Valinor

  • Ar-Pharazon becomes afraid and wishes to retreat. Sauron reinforces their mission. Ar-Pharazon steps onto the shores of Valinor and his army follows.

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Tirion

  • The Numenoreans find Tirion empty. Ar-Pharazon claims the land for himself if no other will challenge him.

Belegaer

  • The world shakes and a great rift opens to the west of Numenor.

Middle-Earth

  • The destruction is felt as far away as Lindon, Eregion and Lothlorien.

Valinor

  • The Numenorean fleet is drawn into the great rift.
  • The hills and mountains around Tirion come down upon the armies of Ar-Pharazon.
  • The lights of Valinor disappear from the sight of Numenor.

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Numenor

  • Fire erupts from Meneltarma. Earthquakes rock the island and the hills collapse.
  • Elendil orders the nine ships to set sail.
  • Tidal waves crash over the island. Numenor itself, with all it’s children, sinks into the sea.
  • The Faithful look upon the destruction from their ships.

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Belegaer

  • Sauron emerges from the water in spirit form and begins to make his way back to Middle-Earth.

Deaths – Ar-Pharazon, Miriel

Pictures

  • The Fall of Numenoreans – PyramideMarciana
  • The Eagles of Manwe – Ted Nasmith
  • The Great Armament – Rado Javor
  • Manwe Sulimo – GustavoMalek
  • New Land – Rado Javor
  • The Fall of Numenor – Darrell Sweet
  • Akallabeth – Grrrod

Season 6 Episode 8 – Gondor and Arnor

Belegaer

  • Elendil and his sons fight against the winds. They are separated.

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Lindon

  • The White Council meet again to discuss the Breaking of the World.
  • Elendil’s ships arrive on the shores of Lindon.
  • Elendil meets with Gil-Galad and the Council and tells them of the Downfall of Numenor.

Umbar

  • Sauron rises from the sea in physical form.

Anduin

  • Isildur and Anarion’s ships come to the Mouths of Anduin. They sail up the Anduin until they reach Pelargir.

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Lindon

  • Gil-Galad guides Elendil up the river Lhun. Here Elendil finds settlements of Numenoreans. He and his followers settle here, calling their land Arnor.
  • Anarion travels to the North, where he finds his father.

Middle-Earth

  • (Building of Annuminas, Minas Ithil, Minas Anor and Osgiliath)
  • The Palantiri are placed all other Middle-Earth.

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Mordor

  • Sauron returns to Barad-Dur and wears the One Ring. Mount Doom erupts.

First Appearances – Aratan, Ciryan, Valandil

Pictures

  • Annuminas – Lord of the Rings Online, Turbine, Inc.
  • Ships of the Faithful – Ted Nasmith
  • Pelargir – ?
  • Osgiliath – Alan Lee

Season 6 Episode 9 – The Dark Years

Minas Ithil

  • Sauron and the Nazgul take Minas Ithil through Cirith Ungol. Isildur is forced to flee and Sauron acquires the Palantir.

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Osgiliath

  • Isildur comes to Osgiliath and meets with Anarion. He warns Anarion of Sauron’s return and leaves for Lindon down the Anduin.

Annuminas

  • Elendil hears of Sauron’s attack from Anarion through the Palantir.

Middle-Earth

  • Sauron sends his forces out in all directions. He beings Umbar and Rhun under his control and orcs attack Greenwood and Lothlorien.

Lindon

  • Elendil meets with Gil-Galad.
  • Isildur reaches Lindon and is directed to his father.
  • Isildur tells the Kings about Sauron’s return.

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Osgiliath

  • The Nazgul attack Osgiliath, but Anarion holds.
  • Anarion ambushes the Nazgul in the forests of Ithilien and forces them back to Minas Ithil.

Lindon

  • Elendil and Gil-Galad form the Last Alliance of Elves and Men. Elendil seals the Alliance with an oath in the name of Eru.

Pictures

  • Black Victory – Olanda Fong-Surdenas
  • Minas Ithil – Ted Nasmith
  • Elendil and Gil-Galad Meeting at Amon Sul – Abe Papakhian