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Isildur: shaper of the Third Age?

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May 23 2013, 7:09am


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Barliman's Chat Few Numenorean heroes have a more remarkable history - or a more ambiguous persona.

He was capable of great deeds - at great cost to himself he saved the seed of the White Tree from under the nose of Sauron and bore it to Middle Earth.

Sauron hated him above all other men and elves, and even after Isildur was long dead, poured all his malice and hatred into the destruction and corruption of Minas Ithil - Isildur's city.

Yet Isildur son of Elendil was also responsible for the Oathbreaker's curse. And primarily because of him, the Ring survived when it ought to have been destroyed.

Through his actions (and inaction), Isildur left a lasting legacy on the history Middle Earth, setting the stage for of events the Third Age.

This weekend in Hall of Fire we'll discuss Isildur's important place in the history of Middle Earth and ponder what drove this unique character.

Join us Saturday May 25 at 6pm EST (New York time) when we'll chat about the question of Isildur and his place as one of the key shapers of the Third Age.

Suggested Reading:

* Unfinished Tales - "The Disaster of the Gladden Fields"
* Silmarillion - "Akallabeth" and "Of the Rings of Power and the Third Age"
* Fellowship of the Ring - "Council of Elrond"
* Return of the King - "Passing of the Grey Company"

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