- Highday, 2 Rethe
- On this day in 1419 SR, Frodo comes to the end of the Dead Marshes.
- Also on this day in 1419 SR, Gandalf comes to Edoras and heals Théoden. Meanwhile, the Rohirrim ride west against Saruman, and Erkenbrand is defeated at the Second Battle of the Fords of Isen.
- Also on this day in 1419 SR, the Entmoot ends in the afternoon, and the Ents march on Isengard and reach it at night.
Author Archives: MEC
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I tweeted this on July 29: And I saw this today in the Washington Post comics: