What happened to Middle-earth after the Ring was destroyed?

The Fourth Age began once Sauron was vanquished and the One Ring destroyed. The Shire and the kingdoms of Arnor and Gondor were restored. It marked the ascent of Men and the final diminishing of the Elves. Gandalf, Elrond, Galadriel, Bilbo and Frodo sailed for the Undying Lands, as had most Elves on Middle-earth.

What happened to Mordor after the Ring was destroyed?

Mount Doom exploded. Both Sauron and his Ringwraiths were apparently destroyed. After the ultimate defeat of Sauron, Mordor became mostly empty again as the Orcs inside it fled or were killed.

What happened in Middle-earth after the Ring?

After the destruction of the One Ring and of Sauron, Legolas stayed for the coronation of Aragorn and his marriage to Arwen. Later, he and Gimli travelled together to Helm's Deep, visiting the Glittering Caves, and then later travelled through Fangorn Forest.

What happened to the Orcs after the Ring was destroyed?

Tolkien writes that King Aragorn gave the Orcs the lands around Lake Nurn in Southern Mordor to be their homeland and left them there. He went on to conquer most of Harad and Khand and the lands around Lake Rhun, adding them to the revived kingdom of Gondor and Arnor.

What happened to the Elves after the Ring was destroyed?

After the destruction of the One Ring, the power of the Three Rings of the Elves ended and the Fourth Age, the Age of Men, began. Most Elves left for Valinor; those that remained in Middle-earth were doomed to a slow decline until, in the words of Galadriel, they faded and became a "rustic folk of dell and cave".

What happened *after* The Lord of the Rings?

What happened to Legolas after LOTR?

After the war

After Aragorn's death, Legolas made a ship in Ithilien and left Middle-earth to go over the sea. His strong friendship with Gimli prompted Legolas to invite him to accompany him to the Undying Lands; making him the first and only Dwarf to do so. He was never seen again in Middle-earth.

Why did Frodo go to the Undying Lands?

The only way for Frodo to find peace was for him to leave Middle-earth and head to the Undying Lands, in the hopes that this mystical realm could finally heal his injuries forever.

Was there a Dark Lord after Sauron?

The first Dark Lord was the rebel Vala first known as Melkor and then as Morgoth Bauglir. The second Dark Lord was the Maia, and former lieutenant of Morgoth known as Sauron.

What happened to Merry and Pippin after LOTR?

After this, they traveled to Minas Tirith, where they lived out the rest of their days in great honor. Merry and Pippin died at the ages of 109 and 101 respectively, and were laid to rest in Rath Dínen with other great heroes of Gondor, with tombs that were right next to Aragorn's.

What happened to the Hobbits after LOTR?

But as the Elves finally left Middle-earth and the last Dwarves past into memory the remnant of the Hobbits were granted passage to a land beyond the seas where they flourished once again in their simple ways giving all who new them a warm heart, a seat near a warm hearth, a cup of tea and of course some fine leaf in a ...

Is there anything after Lord of the Rings?

So, no, it is unlikely that there will ever be a movie sequel to The Lord of the Rings. Even if the studios wanted to turn The New Shadow into a movie, they don't have the rights to any of the content from the History of Middle-earth series.

What happened to everyone after The Lord of the Rings?

They "died" but only their bodies. They are still alive in incorporeal forms and are too corrupted to make a new body. They are now just spirits that wander through Middle-Earth unable to give influence to their evil ways and unable to go home to Valinor. The rest of the main characters live out happy lives really.

What happened to Mirkwood after the War of the Ring?

After Sauron was vanquished at the conclusion of the Third Age, the darkness was lifted from Mirkwood, Dol Guldur was utterly destroyed by Galadriel and Thranduil gave the forest the name Eryn Lasgalen (Sindarin for wood of green leaves), similar to its old name Eryn Galen, or Greenwood.

Did humans live in Mordor?

14 Humans guarded and inhabited it for centuries

However, a plague broke out that devastated Gondor's population, and the garrisons guarding Mordor retreated to protect their cities. Once the plague had passed two centuries later, the population had recovered enough to return to Mordor and continue the watch.

Why did Sauron choose Mordor?

Mordor was a black, volcanic plain in the southeast of Middle-earth to the east of Gondor, Ithilien, and the great river Anduin. Mordor was chosen by Sauron as his realm because of the mountain ranges surrounding it on three sides, creating a natural fortress against his enemies.

Where is Mordor in real life?

Tongariro National Park – The land of Mordor. If you were only able to visit one real life Lord of the Rings location in New Zealand, then the Tongariro National Park has to be it. This was the main setting for the land of Mordor, and is home to phenomenal scenery.

Did Sam ever go to the Undying Lands?

The Ring-bearers, Bilbo Baggins and Frodo Baggins were among the very few mortal beings to set foot on the shores of the Undying Lands. Later Samwise Gamgee, and then Gimli and Legolas together, ventured for the Undying Lands.

What happened to Frodo in the Undying Lands?

Along with Bilbo, Gimli, and Sam (the other mortals who passed over the sea), Frodo died eventually. As Tolkien notes, he could not find peace or rest in Middle-Earth, and needed a place that might could heal him. We never really find out what he did there - it's probably sufficient to say he rested.

Are Merry and Pippin buried next to Aragorn?

Pippin died a few years later and was laid to rest with Merry in Gondor. After the great King Elessar (Aragorn) died, Merry and Pippin were entombed next to the great king.

How many balrogs are there?

In Tolkien's later writings, he made note of the fact that there could not have ever been more than seven Balrogs, yet they were able to drive away Ungoliant in what was described as a "tempest of fire". In another early writing, the Lord of the Balrogs was named Lungorthin.

What if Morgoth got the ring?

It thus stands to reason that Morgoth, with the Ring, would be able to use it to control Sauron and and all that he had made, but would not gain any extra power that was not available to him in the beginning, or that possibly he could have regained from long rest.

Why didnt Aragorn go to the Undying Lands?

Arwen and Aragorn live happily ever after for a time. Yet no mortal can survive forever. And after their marriage, both Aragorn and Arwen are mortal. Arwen, therefore, could not set foot in the Undying Lands without special permission.

Do you live forever in the Undying Lands?

It included Eldamar, the land of the Elves, who as immortals were permitted to live in Valinor. Aman was known somewhat misleadingly as "the Undying Lands", but the land itself does not cause mortals to live forever. However, only immortal beings were generally allowed to reside there.

Is the Undying Lands heaven?

No, the undying lands were in the beginning simply where the Valar decided to make their homes. I heard a good explanation one time saying that they are the undying lands not because you become immortal by being there, but because that is where the immortal Valar live.
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