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Nov 2 2016, 11:16am

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The Battle of Five Armies

I wasn't stating that the battle was fought two weeks after the Iron Mountain Dwarves mobilized; I was just saying that it must have been at least two weeks. It could have been a few days later. However, remember that if we are figuring that Fonstad was about a week late with Durin's Day then her calculation for the Battle of Five Armies must be off by approximately the same amount, if not a bit more. Armies on foot don't travel quickly on a prolonged march, so the Dwarves might have been averaging less than 10 miles per day,

What we know for certain is that Bilbo, Gandalf and Beorn left a few days later with the army of the Elvenking, to arrive at Beorn's house in time for Yuletide (December 27 to January 2). They passed north of Mirkwood along the Grey Mountain Narrows, so they must have traveled around 430 miles, give or take.

"He who lies artistically, treads closer to the truth than ever he knows." -- Favorite proverb of the wizard Ningauble of the Seven Eyes

(This post was edited by Otaku-sempai on Nov 2 2016, 11:19am)

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Post edited by Otaku-sempai (Immortal) on Nov 2 2016, 11:19am

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