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Host of the West (Arnor)

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{{organization infobox| name=Host of the West (Arnor)| image=| caption=| pronun=| othernames=| founded={{TA|1975}}| founder=[[Cirdan]] and [[Eärnur]]| purpose=To save the [[North-kingdom]]| members=[[Dúnedain]] and [[Northmen|Northmen of Rhovanion]]; [[Elves of Lindon]] and [[Rivendell]]; [[Hobbit|Hobbits]]<ref name=gondor>{{App|Gondor}}</ref>| location=The Host was drawn from all parts of northwestern [[Middle-earth]]| disbanded={{TA|1975}}| notablefor=Defeating [[Angmar]] and the [[Witch-King]]}}
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{{organization infobox| name=Host of the West (Arnor)| image=| caption=| pronun=| othernames=| founded=c. {{TA|1973}}| founder=[[Cirdan]] and [[Eärnur]]| purpose=To save the [[North-kingdom]]| members=[[Dúnedain]] and [[Northmen|Northmen of Rhovanion]]; [[Elves of Lindon]] and [[Rivendell]]; [[Hobbit|Hobbits]]<ref name=gondor>{{App|Gondor}}</ref>| location=The Host was drawn from all parts of the [[Westlands]]| disbanded={{TA|1975}}| notablefor=Defeating [[Angmar]] and the [[Witch-King]]}}
 
The '''Host of the West''' was a combined allied force of [[Elves]] and [[Dúnedain]] during the [[Angmar War]].  
 
The '''Host of the West''' was a combined allied force of [[Elves]] and [[Dúnedain]] during the [[Angmar War]].  
 
==Formation==
 
==Formation==
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[[Círdan]], Master of the [[Grey Havens]], summoned all who would fight from the [[Elves of Lindon]], as well as the remnants of the [[Dúnedain of the North]].<ref name=gondor/> Among the forces of former Arthedain were some [[Hobbits]] from [[the Shire]].<ref name=gondor/>
 
[[Círdan]], Master of the [[Grey Havens]], summoned all who would fight from the [[Elves of Lindon]], as well as the remnants of the [[Dúnedain of the North]].<ref name=gondor/> Among the forces of former Arthedain were some [[Hobbits]] from [[the Shire]].<ref name=gondor/>
 
The main body of the Allies' horsemen, was to pass around the hills to surprise Fornost from the north.
 
 
==History==
 
==History==
 
In {{TA|1973}} [[Arthedain]] was in danger and King [[Eärnil II]] sent his son Prince [[Earnur]] and a massive fleet to their aid. After [[Arnor]] [[fall of Fornost|fell]] to [[Angmar]], Prince [[Eärnur]], in his capacity as [[Captain of Gondor]], reached belatedly [[Lindon]] with his fleet to the aid of Arthedain.  
 
In {{TA|1973}} [[Arthedain]] was in danger and King [[Eärnil II]] sent his son Prince [[Earnur]] and a massive fleet to their aid. After [[Arnor]] [[fall of Fornost|fell]] to [[Angmar]], Prince [[Eärnur]], in his capacity as [[Captain of Gondor]], reached belatedly [[Lindon]] with his fleet to the aid of Arthedain.  
  
Although it was too late, the fleet and the host it brought, seemed so massive, that there was much joy and wonder among Elves and Men.<ref name=gondor/> The allied host, led by Cirdan and Earnur, marched east across the river [[Lune]] to [[Fornost]] to challenge the [[Witch-king]], and crushed him at the [[Battle of Fornost]] ({{TA|1975}}).
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Although it was too late, the fleet and the host it brought, seemed so massive, that there was much joy and wonder among Elves and Men.<ref name=gondor/> The allied host, led by Cirdan and Earnur, marched east across the river [[Lune]] to [[Fornost]] to challenge the [[Witch-king]], while the main body of the Allies' horsemen, was to pass around the hills to surprise Fornost from the north. The Witch-king was crushed at the [[Battle of Fornost]] ({{TA|1975}}).
  
 
After the main part of the Battle, the Host was joined by a force of Elves of [[Rivendell]] led by [[Glorfindel]], who chased the Witch-king.<ref name=gondor/>
 
After the main part of the Battle, the Host was joined by a force of Elves of [[Rivendell]] led by [[Glorfindel]], who chased the Witch-king.<ref name=gondor/>

Latest revision as of 13:38, 19 January 2020

The name Host of the West refers to more than one character, item or concept. For a list of other meanings, see Host of the West (disambiguation).
Host of the West (Arnor)
Organisation
Date foundedc. T.A. 1973
FounderCirdan and Eärnur
PurposeTo save the North-kingdom
Notable membersDúnedain and Northmen of Rhovanion; Elves of Lindon and Rivendell; Hobbits[1]
LocationThe Host was drawn from all parts of the Westlands
DisbandedT.A. 1975
Notable forDefeating Angmar and the Witch-King

The Host of the West was a combined allied force of Elves and Dúnedain during the Angmar War.

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[edit] Formation

The host composed of a vast army from Gondor (actually just a small force compared to the full might of Gondor)[1] that arrived in a massive fleet, which hardly could find harborage, filling Forlond, Harlond, and the Grey Havens.

Northmen, proud princes of Rhovanion and riders tall and fair (perhaps Éothéod) came with beautiful horses from the Vales of Anduin that gathered most praise when they arrived to Mithlond.[1]

Círdan, Master of the Grey Havens, summoned all who would fight from the Elves of Lindon, as well as the remnants of the Dúnedain of the North.[1] Among the forces of former Arthedain were some Hobbits from the Shire.[1]

[edit] History

In T.A. 1973 Arthedain was in danger and King Eärnil II sent his son Prince Earnur and a massive fleet to their aid. After Arnor fell to Angmar, Prince Eärnur, in his capacity as Captain of Gondor, reached belatedly Lindon with his fleet to the aid of Arthedain.

Although it was too late, the fleet and the host it brought, seemed so massive, that there was much joy and wonder among Elves and Men.[1] The allied host, led by Cirdan and Earnur, marched east across the river Lune to Fornost to challenge the Witch-king, while the main body of the Allies' horsemen, was to pass around the hills to surprise Fornost from the north. The Witch-king was crushed at the Battle of Fornost (T.A. 1975).

After the main part of the Battle, the Host was joined by a force of Elves of Rivendell led by Glorfindel, who chased the Witch-king.[1]

[edit] See also

References

  1. 1.0 1.1 1.2 1.3 1.4 1.5 1.6 J.R.R. Tolkien, The Lord of the Rings, Appendix A, "The Númenorean Kings", "Gondor and the Heirs of Anárion"