Third Age 2951
- Sauron declares himself openly and gathers power in Mordor. He begins the rebuilding of Barad-dûr.
- Gollum turns towards Mordor.
- Sauron sends three of the Nazgûl to reoccupy Dol Guldur.
- Elrond reveals to 'Estel' his true name and ancestry, and delivers to him the Shards of Narsil.
- Arwen, newly returned from Lothlórien, meets Aragorn in the woods of Imladris.
- Aragorn goes out into the Wild.
- Birth of Heribald Bolger, second child and second son of Wilibald Bolger and Prisca Baggins.