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The Tale of Years

"The Tale of Years" or "Timeline" is a new project by Mellonath. Its main idea is to present Legolas' life chronologically, but... precious little is known about him. Still, we decided to compile what had happened and was described and add up what could have happened. Of course, we will take every effort to point out the distinction between "documented facts" (as presented by Tolkien) and our own speculations.
The manner of presentation will vary - from annals to fictional texts to pictures and maybe even music. Who knows... "The road goes ever on and on..."


White Facts  - mostly from Appendix B LOTR,

            including a few  additional details from text of books

Yellow theoretical conclusions or events that are only theoretically connected to Legolas

Cyan events that do not directly involve Legolas



Dob:     Unknown

            *Age estimated: according to Watchful Peace theory:  TA 2063 2460


2941 Dwarves captured and imprisoned in Mirkwood.

The Battle of Five Armies   (*estimated age: 481 - 878 )


(2956 Aragorn and Gandalf meet

3009 Gandalf and Aragorn renew their hunt for Gollum at intervals over the next 8 years)


3017 Gollum captured by Aragorn in the Dead Marshes and brought to Thranduil in Mirkwood.


3018 June 20th . Approximate date when Thranduil is attacked and Gollum escapes

 (*estimated age: 558 -  955)


            August all trace of Gollum is lost.


            October 25 (?) - Legolas arrives in Rivendell (?- exact date unknown)


            October 25 Council of Elrond

                                    Scouts leave 25th  & 26th  for various destinations including Mirkwood


            December 25 Fellowship leaves Rivendell at dusk


3019 January 8 - Company reaches Hollin

                             11-12 Snow on Caradras

                             13 - Attack by wolves, Company reaches Moria Gate

                             14 Night in Hall 21

                             15 Bridge of Khazad-dum, fall of Gandalf

                             17 Company reaches Lórien


            February 16 Farewell to Lórien

      23 boats attacked at night near Sarn Gebir,

Legolas shoots down flying Nazgul

                               25 Company passes Argonath & camp at Parth Galen

                               26 Breaking of the Fellowship: death of Boromir,

 Merry & Pippin captured

                               27 Aragorn, Gimli, Legolas reach west-cliff at sunrise.

Aragorn finds Pippins elven brooch near noon

                               30 They meet Éomer on Plains of Rohan, ride to Fangorn,


            March 1 Aragorn, Legolas & Gimli (hereafter referred to as the Group) meet

Gandalf the White & set out for Edoras

                           2 Gandalf & Group come to Edoras, Theoden healed

                           3 The Group goes with Théoden to Helm, battle begins

                           4 The Group & Théoden set out for Isengard

                           5 The Group & Théoden reach Isengard at noon,

reunited with Merry & Pippin

Gandalf sets out with Pippin for Minas Tirith

                           6 The Group meets Dúnedain in early hours,

Théoden leaves for Harrowdale, then later,

Group leaves for Dunharrow

                           7 The Group (w/Dúnedain) reaches Dunharrow at nightfall

                           8 Paths of the Dead at daybreak, Stone of Erech at midnight

                           9 Group travels from Erech to Calembel,

                                     Darkness begins to flow from Mordor

                          10 - the Dawnless Day, The Group crosses Ringlo

                          11 The Group travels from Linhir to Lebenin

                          12 The Group drives enemy towards Pelargir

                          13 The Group reaches Pelargir and captures fleet

                          15 -  Battle of the Pelennor

                        (Battle under the trees in Mirkwood. Thranduil repels the forces of Dol Guldur.)

                          16 (Debate of the Commanders) Legolas and Gimli visit Merry & Pippin

                          18 Host of the West marches from Minas Tirith

                          19 Host reaches Morgul-vale

                          23 the Host passes out of Ithilien, Aragorn dismisses the faint-hearted

                          24 -  Host camps in the Desolation of the Morannon

                          25 the Host is surrounded on the Slag-hills. Passing of Sauron.

                                    Return to Ithilien (exact date unknown)

                          28 Destruction of Dol Guldur begins in Mirkwood


April  6 Day of the New Year of the Elves,

     Meeting of Celeborn and Thranduil, Mirkwood renamed: Eryn Lasgalen


April  8  Ringbearers honored on the Field of Cormallen


May  1 Crowning of King Elessar


June Fellowship remains in Minas Tirith


Mid Years Day Wedding of King Elessar and Arwen


July  19 Funeral escort of King Théoden sets  out


August 7 Escort comes to Edoras

10    Funeral of King Théoden

14 guests take leave of King Éomer

18 Arrive in Helms Deep, Legolas and Gimli tour the glittering caves

22 Come to Isengard, the travelers take their separate paths.

Legolas and Gimli head for Fangorn



During the following weeks and months:

Ø      Legolas and Gimli visit Fangorn Forest


Ø      Legolas takes Gimli to Erebor, then

Legolas returns to Mirkwood


Over the following century:

Ø      Legolas founds settlement in Ithilien and helps Aragorn rebuild Gondor


Ø      Legolas creates beautiful gardens for Faramir



Year F.A. 120 - March 1 Passing of King Elessar

                        Then Legolas built a grey ship in Ithilien, and sailed down Anduin

   and so over Sea; and with him, it is said, went Gimli the Dwarf.


By Ithildin