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Conquest of Minas Ithil - Defense of Osgiliath - Battle of Dagorlad - Siege of Barad-dûr


The Siege of Barad-dûr was a key event of the War of the Last Alliance. Despite suffering severe losses, the Last Alliance of Elves and Men leveled Sauron's fortress of Barad-dûr and defeated his armies after a prolonged siege, at the end of which the One Ring was cut from Sauron's finger and taken by Isildur.

History

After the bloody Battle of Dagorlad, the Last Alliance began their invasion of Mordor. They captured the Black Gate but lost many as they passed through Udûn, a plateau north of Mordor, and they failed to break into the Dark Tower. Thus, they laid siege to it.

The siege lasted for a total of seven years. Many elves and men were killed in the siege as seemingly endless numbers of arrows, rocks, flaming missiles, and Orc sorties emerged from the tower. On the sixth year of the siege, SA 3440, Anárion of Gondor was hit in the head by a stone and died. A year later, Gil-galad and Elendil duelled Sauron on the slopes of Mount Doom. Sauron, however, was much more powerful, and killed first Gil-galad with the heat of his hand, and then Elendil, as Elrond, Círdan, and Isildur helplessly watched. As Elendil fell, his great sword Narsil broke beneath him. But Sauron had been mortally wounded in the battle, and when Isildur cut the One Ring from Sauron's body, the Dark Lord's spirit fled.

Sauron's physical form is destroyed

After the battle, Sauron's body was broken. Elrond and Círdan counselled that the One Ring be destroyed. However Isildur claimed it for his own, as weregild for the death of his father, which ultimately led to his death at the Disaster of the Gladden Fields. With the end of the Siege the Barad-dûr was levelled down to its foundations, which could not be removed as they had been made with the power of the ring.

Gondor had already reoccupied Minas Ithil and Ithilien, and early in the new Third Age built fortresses to guard Mordor and prevent evil from returning. However, years of neglect, and the Great Plague led these outposts to be captured by the Nazgûl, with Minas Ithil, later Minas Morgul, falling to the Witch-king in TA 2002, leading to Sauron's eventual return and the rebuilding of Barad-dûr.

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Translations

Foreign Language Translated name
Afrikaans Beleg van Barad-dûr
Albanian Rrethimi i Barad-dûr
Amharic ባራድ፡ዱር ማገድ ?
Arabic حصار بارادءدور
Armenian Բարադ-դուր պաշարումը
Azerbaijani Barad-dûr mühasirəsi
Basque Baraden-dûr setioa
Belarusian Cyrillic Аблога Барад-дура
Bengali বার্ড-দূর অবরোধ
Bosnian Opsada Barad-dûr
Breton Seziz Barad-dûr
Bulgarian Cyrillic Обсада на Барад-дур
Catalan Setge de Bàrad-dûr
Cebuano Paglikos sa Barad-dûr
Chichewa Kuzinga Barad-dûr
Chinese 围攻巴拉多
Corsican Assediu di Barad-dûr
Croatian Opsada Barad-dûr
Danish Belejringen af Barad-dûr
Dutch Belegering van Barad-dûr
Esperanto Sieĝo de Barad-dûr
Estonian Piiramisrõngas Barad-dur
Faroese Barad-dûr Stólur
Finnish Barad-dûrin Piiritys
French Siège de Barad-dur
Frisian Belis fan Barad-dur
Galician Cerco de Barad-dûr
Georgian ბარად-დურის ალყა
German Belagerung von Barad-dûr
Greek Πολιορκία του Bαραδ-δυρ
Gujarati બારડ-દુર ઘેરો
Haitian Creole Syèj la Barad-dûr
Hausa Kewaye da Barad-dur
Hebrew מצור על באראד-דור
Hindi बराड़-ड्यूर घेराबंदी
Hungarian Ostrom Barad-dûr
Icelandic Barad-dûr Umsátrinu
Indonesian Pengepungan Barad-dûr
Irish Gaelic Ionsaí na Barad-dûr
Italian Assedio di Barad-dûr
Japanese バラド=ドゥーアの包囲
Javanese Perang Barad-dur
Kazakh Барад-дұр шайқасы (Cyrillic) Barad-dur şayqası (Latin)
Kannada ಬರದ-ದುರ್ ಮುತ್ತಿಗೆ
Kurdish Barad-dûr Dorpêçkirina (Kurmanji Kurdish)
Kyrgyz Cyrillic Барад-дур курчоого
Latin Obsidione Barad-dur
Latvian Aplenkuma Barad-dûr
Lithuanian Apgultis Barad-dûr
Luxembourgish Belagerung vu Barad-dûr
Macedonian Cyrillic Опсадата на Барад-дур
Malagasy Fahirano an'i Barad-dûr
Malaysian Pengepungan Barad-dûr
Marathi बरद-दुर वेढा
Mongolian Cyrillic Барад-дур бүслэлт
Nepalese बरद्-दुर को कब्जाको
Norwegian Beleiringen av Barad-dûr (Bokmål)

Kringsetjinga av Leningrad (Nynorsk)

Occitan Sètge de Barad-dûr
Pashto باراد دريا محاصره
Persian محاصره باراد-دور
Polish Oblężenie Barad-dûr
Portuguese Cerco de Barad-dûr
Punjabi ਬਰਦ-ਦੁਰ ਘੇਰਾਬੰਦੀ
Romanian Asediul Barad-dûrului
Russian Осада Барад-дура
Samoan Vagaia o Barad-dûr
Scottish Gaelic Sèist de Barad-dûr
Serbian Опсада Барад-дур (Cyrillic) Opsade Barad-dura (Latin)
Sesotho Thibelloa ha Barad-dûr
Slovak Obliehanie Barad-dûr
Slovenian Obleganje Barad-dûr
Spanish Cerco de Barad-dûr
Sundanese Dikepungna Barad-dûr
Swahili Kuzingirwa ya Barad-dûr
Swedish Belägringen av Barad-dûr
Tajik Cyrillic Барад-дур Муҳосира
Tamil பரத்-துர் முற்றுகை
Tatar Барад-дур камалышы
Telugu బరదదూరంగా ముట్టడి
Thai การปิดล้อมหอคอยบารัด-ดูร์
Tongan 'Akolo'i 'o e Barad-dûr
Turkish Barad-dûr Kuşatması
Turkmen Barad-dûr Gabaw
Urdu باراد دُور محاصرہ‎
Vietnamese Cuộc vây hãm Barad-dûr
Welsh Gwarchae Barad-dûr
Xhosa Singqingiwe Barad-dûr
Yiddish סיעגע פון באַראַד-דור
Yoruba Idoti ti Barad-dûr
Zulu Ukuvinjezelwa Barad-dûr

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