Friday, October 22, 2010

Noldor in Aman Timeline

This time-line focuses on the Noldor in Aman. This portion of history is 3500 years after the creation of the world that is: Eä. A year in this age was between nine and ten sun-years long.

The Age of the Two Trees in Valinor
The Age of the Stars in Middle-Earth

0: The Valar create the Two Trees of Light, Telperion the Elder and Laurelin the Younger.

c.500: Aulë and Yavanna create and the hibernate the Dwarves and Ents.

1050 : Varda finishes the star-making by kindling the Sickle of the Gods.
The Elves awake in Cuivié
nen. Melkor discovers and harasses them.

1085 : Oromë discovers the Elves. Melkor breeds Orcs.

1092 - 1099 : The Valar [Powers] protect the Elves and battle Melko.

1100: The Valar raize Utumno and chain Melkor, now doomed to spend 300 Valinorean years confined in the Halls of Mandos.

1101 The Valar summon the elves to Valinor.

1102 the Vala Oromë escorts Ingwë, Finwë, and Elwë to Valinor.

1104 The Three return to convince many elves to follow them to Valinor.

1105 The Great March begins. The Avari [the Unwilling] stay behind.

c. 1110 Awakening of the Dwarves.

1115 The Eldar [marchers]reach Anduin the Great and the Hithaeglir (Misty Mountains)

1125 Awakening of the Ents. The Vanyar and Noldor reach Beleriand.

1128 The Teleri re-join the other Eldar in Beleriand.

1130 Melian enchants and detains Thingol (Elwë) in Nan-Elmoth.

1132 The Vanyar and Noldor travel over the western sea with Ulmo on Tol Eressëa

1133 - 1140 The Vanyar and Noldor arrive in Aman. They build Tirion upon Tùna and the Tower of Ingwë. The Vanyar begin to settle Valmar.

1142 Yavanna gives the Noldor
in Tirion the White Tree Galathilion from Telperion.

1149 Ulmo returns to Middle-earth to bring the Teleri to Aman, but Ossë persuades some to remain in West Beleriand (Falas) to become the first mariners, having Cìrdan as Lord.

1150 - 1151 The Teleri travel overseas west from Beleriand with Ossë on Tol Eressëa.

1152 Thingol awakes from the trance, marrying Melian.

1161 Ossë teaches the Teleri the art of shipbuilding, who travel to Valinor.

The Noontide of Valinor

1162 Olwë, the Teleri, and the Noldor begin building Aqualondë.

1165 The last Vanyar depart Tirion for Valmar.

1179 Mùriel births Féanor, then departs to the Halls of Mandos. The House of Finwë discovers earth-gems, and devises tools for their cutting and shaping. Noldo Rùmil devises letters.

1189 Finwë takes Indis, Ingwë's sister, as second wife.

1190 Indis births Fingolfin.

1200 Melian births Lùthien.

1229 Fëanor marries Nerdanel.

1230 Indis births Finarfin. Nerdanel births Maedhros.

1240 Fingolfin weds Anairë.

1245 Anairë births Fingon.

1250 Fëanor revises Rùmil's letters, creating the Tengwar script.
Dwarves enter Ered Luin mountains and found Nogrod and Belegost.

1280 Finarfin weds Eärwen, daughter of Olwë.

1300 Anairë births of Turgon.
Eärwen births Finrod. Sindarin lore-master Daeron designes his Runes. Dwarves and elves build Menegroth of the Thousand Caves.

1320 Menegroth is fortified against
wolves and other evil creatures roaming Beleriand.

1330 The first orcs invade Beleriand.

1350 Denethor and the Nandor come to Beleriand and settle in Ossiriand.

Eärwen births Galadriel.

c. 1400 Dwarf Durin founds Khazad-dùm.

Melkor Unchained

1400 Melkor is unchained under Tulkas' guardianship.

1410 Manwë gives Melkor freedom within Valinor. Melkor feigns love for the Eldar, teaching and lying to precipitate disputes between Fëanor and Fingolfin.

1449 - 1450 Fëanor constructs the Three Silmarils, enclosing the Lights of the Two Trees.

1450 - 1490 Melkor raises further dissension, teaching sword-making among the Noldor.
Fëanor and Fingolfin quarrel. Many Noldor divide their allegiances and forge weapons in secret.

1490 Fëanor threatens Fingolfin at swordpoint. The Valar banish Fëanor from Tirion for 12 years. Finwë and Fëanor's sons also leave Tirion to build Formenos secretly in the North. Fingolfin is regent in Tirion. Known fomentor Melkor eludes the Valar.

1492 Fëanor rebuffs Melkor's parley in Formenos,
naming him 'Morgoth Bauglir' [Black Foe].

The Darkening of Valinor

1493 Melkor seeks and finds the monstrous Ungoliant in southern Aman.

1495 Melkor and Ungoliant fatally poison the Two Trees. Melkor kills Finwë and steals the Silmarils. Melkor and Ungoliant flee across the Helcaraxë, battling and separating at Lammoth. Melkor, shape-trapped as the Tyrant of Utumno, regains Angband.

Many Noldor revolt with Fëanor to leave Tirion, battling the Teleri in Alqualondë [the First Kinslaying], then sailing to Middle-earth and burning the swan-ships of the Teleri at Losgar.

1496 Mandos utters of the Prophecy of the North and the Doom of the Noldor.
Repentant Finarfin returns to Tirion, there to rule the remnant of the Noldor in Aman.

1497 Melkor invades Beleriand. Orcs slay Denethor. Melian raises The Girdle around Doriath.

1498 Fëanor and the Noldor attack Melkor in Angband to recover the Silmarils. Balrogs slay Fëanor, Maedhros is captured
. Fingolfin and his tribe march over the Helcaraxë to Middle Earth.

The Second Spring of Arda:
The First Age of the Sun and Moon

1500 Aulë and the Valar prepare the Moon and the Sun from the last Silver Flower of Telperion and the last Golden Fruit of Laurelin.The Moon rises, crossing the sky seven times before the rising of the Sun.

This able time-line is borrowed and abridged from the Tolkien Forums

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