May 5

Day 125

Basic Reading: 

    The Return of the King: Appendix A, Part I. The Númenorean Kings, (ii) The Realms in Exile, and (iii) Eriador, Arnor, and the Heirs of Isildur

Supplementary Reading:

  • Prior Versions:

    • The Peoples of Middle-Earth: Part One, Section IX., (I) The Realms in Exile

Enrichment Activities:

  • Maps:  

    • Arda: Middle-earth, Aman, Beleriand, Eressëa, Númenor

    • Middle-earth: Arnor, Gondor, Rivendell, Fornost, Eriador, Misty Mountains, Blue Mountains, Lórien, Wilderland, Barad-dûr 

    • Eriador: River Greyflood, River Glanduin, Tharbad, River Lune, River Loudwater, Hollin, Gulf of Lune, Great Road, Shire, Grey Havens, Lindon, Arthedain, Rhudaur, Cardolan, River Brandywine, Weather Hills, Ettenmoors, Misty Mountains, River Hoarwell, Bree, Amon Sûl, Angmar, North Downs, Barrow Downs, Old Forest, Minhiriath, Forochel, Emyn Beraid, Redhorn Pass, Annúminas, Lake Evendim, Brandywine Bridge

    • Rhovanion: Gladden Fields, River Gladden

    • Gondor: Emyn Arnen 

  • Character Cards: Witch-king of Angmar, Aragorn

  • Timeline: Third Age 

  • Other: Keep track of the locations of each of the nine Palantíri. 

Discussion Questions:

    1. Why did the northern kingdoms fight over the Palantíri?
    2. How did the Witch-king gain power?
    3. How might Celebrían’s departure have affected Elrond?