- Mordor's shadow and influence begins to spread.
- Saruman begins using the Palantír of Orthanc and is soon ensnared by Sauron who also has a Palantír. He soon becomes a traitor employing several spies who report to him that the Rangers of Arnor are watching the Shire.
- The Battle of Lam Nheong begins.
- The Grey Company is established by Halbarad Dúnadan.
- Golasgil's son is born.
- Golasgil's wife died from child birth.
- Fosco Baggins