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Battle of Eglarest

Battle of Eglarest
Conflict: War of Wrath
Date: F.A. 545
Place: Eglarest
Outcome: Decisive victory of the Host of the Valar
Combatants
  • Host of the Valar
Commanders
  • Unknown
Strength
  • Unknown, but obviously very great
  • Unknown
Casualties
  • Light
  • Heavy

The Battle of Eglarest was one of the first, if not the first, battle fought during the War of Wrath.

[edit] The Battle

At the head of the Army of the West was Ingwion son of Ingwë leading the Vanyarin host. At Eglarest Ingwion and his host made a landing and found a swarm of Orcs around it. Thereafter he and his host drove away the Orcs from the shores of the Belegaer.[1] Nothing more is said of the battle in detail.

References

  1. J.R.R. Tolkien, Christopher Tolkien (ed.), The Lost Road and Other Writings, "Part Two: Valinor and Middle-earth before The Lord of the Rings, III. The Later Annals of Beleriand"