(redirection from Andúril)


========= Introduction = Quenya: Combination of the 2 stems anar...sun and isil...moon

The sword of Elendil, broken at Orodruin. Originally forged in the FirstAge by Telchar, a Dwarf, the most renowned smith from Nogrod.

Reforged after the Council of Elrond in the ThirdAge by the Elves of Rivendell, new name: Andúril, Flame of the West.

From the dream of Boromir:

Seek for the sword that was broken:
In Imladris it dwells;
There shall be counsels taken
Stronger than Morgul-spells.
There shall be shown a token
That Doom is near at hand,
For Isildurs Bane shall waken,
And the Halfling forth shall stand.

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Narsil was originally forged for Elendil, by Telchar the Dwarf. It was borne by Elendil in the Last Alliance and broken under him as he fell, slain by Sauron. Isildur recoverd the shards of the sword after the battle. The shards were taken to Rivendell and not disturbed for some time after the disaster of the Gladden Fields. Apparently...

"Death shall come to any man that draws Elendil's sword save Elendil's heir! -Aragorn.

After being reforged, Andúril's appearance is described: on its blade was traced a device of seven stars set between the crescent Moon and the rayed Sun, and about them were written many runes; . . . Very bright was that sword when it was made whole again; the light of the sun shone redly in it, and the light of the moon shone cold, and its edge was hard and keen.

A Brief Chronology:
Year 3441 SecondAgeSauron is overthrown and Isildur becomes king, the shards of Narsil are carried home with him.
Year 2 ThirdAgeDisaster of the Gladden Fields, Isildur and his three eldest sons are slain. Shards of Narsil taken by Ohtar, Isildur's esquire.
Year 3 ThirdAgeOhtar brings the Shards to Rivendell. They rest there for a long period of time.
Year 2931 ThirdAgeAragorn is born.
Year 2933 ThirdAgeAragorn taken to Rivendell. Named "Estel" and his heritage is concealed.
Year 2951 ThirdAge"Estel" is told his heritage, and given the shards Of Narsil.
Year 3018 ThirdAge - October 25th December 25thNarsil is reforged and renamed Anduril, "Flame Of The West."
Year 3019 ThirdAge - January 13thAttack by Wargs in Hollin, Aragorn wields Anduril for the first time in battle.
Year 3019 ThirdAge - February 26thBattle at AmonHen.
Year 3019 ThirdAge - March 3-4Battle at Helm'sDeep.
Year 3019 ThirdAge - March 12-13Aragorn captures the Corsair fleet.
Year 3019 ThirdAge - March 15thBattle Of The Pelennor Fields.
Year 3019 ThirdAge - March 25thBattle on the Slag Hills, downfall and passing of Sauron.

Battles In Which Narsil/Anduril? Was Used:

The Last Alliance
The Warg Attack On The Fellowship
Battle at Amon Hen
Helm's Deep
Capture Of The Corsair Fleet
Pelennor Fields
Slag Hills

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