23 January 2015

Today in Middle-earth: January 23-25

Gandalf and the Balrog by John Howe
On this day in the year 3019 of the Third Age, Gandalf fights the Balrog atop Zirakzigil in what is known as the Battle of the Peak. The two remain engaged in battle for two days before Gandalf finally throws down his enemy (January 25), which breaks the side of the mountain as it falls; Durin's Tower and the Endless Stair are destroyed in the process. Darkness takes Gandalf, and he passes away.

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