Schedule and Timeline

Since I won’t be posting every day, and since sometimes a week or more might pass between posts, I thought it would be good to give a tentative schedule (along with links to published posts).

3018

March 21, 3018 – Aragorn and Gollum Arrive in Mirkwood (Probably)
March 23, 3018 – Gandalf Arrives in Mirkwood
March 29, 3018 – Gandalf Learns the Truth About Bilbo’s Magic Ring

April 3, 3018 – Gollum’ s Story: A Look Back
April 9, 3018 – Gandalf and Aragorn En Route to The Shire
April 12, 3016 – There’s Only One Dragon in Bywater; Gandalf Arrives!
April 13, 3018 – Gandalf Tests the Ring, Dishes to Frodo
April 24, 3018 – What Did Sauron Know and When Did He Know It?
April 27, 3018 – Either North, South, West or East
*April 30, 3018 – The Nazgûl and Tolkien’s Speculation

May 1, 3018 – Gandalf and Aragorn at Sarn Ford (and a Bit of History)
*May 8, 3018 – Sauron Begins to Suspect Saruman
*May 15, 3018 – Radagast Espies the Nearby Nazgûl?

*June 5, 3018 – Looking at an Early Nazgûl Visit to Isengard
June 15, 3018 – Maybe Radagast Arrives in Isengard?
June 19, 3018 – Not Boromir’s Dream
June 20, 3018 – Battle of Osgiliath; Nazgul cross Anduin
*June 22, 3018 – Frodo Baggins Is Selling Bag End!
*June 25, 3018 – Gandalf Leaves the Shire
*June 28, 3018 – Gollum Escapes the Kindly Wood-elves

Lithe – A Quick Explanation [Publish on June 29]
Midyear’s Day, 3018 – Gandalf Meets Radagast, Warns Frodo to Leave Shire [Publish on June 30]

July 1, 3018 – The Nazgûl Unleashed (Again?)
July 4, 3018 – Boromir Leaves Minas Tirith for Rivendell
July 10, 3018 – Gandalf is Imprisoned at Isengard
July 17, 3018 – Trysting Nazgûl, Darkness and Dread
July 22, 3018 – Let’s Tryst Again; Nazgul Meet Up
*July 30, 3018 – Boromir’s Unlucky Horses

*September 1, 3018 – Saruman Almost Knows the Whole Thing
*September 3, 3018 – Sauron Knows Way More Than He Should
*September 5, 3018 – Aragorn Returns (From a Journey of His Own?)
*September 7, 3018 – Glóin and Gimli Set Off For Rivendell
*September 10, 3018 – The Return of the Nazgûl!
*September 11, 3018 – Sauron Orders Nazgul to Isengard
September 18, 3018 – Gandalf Escapes from Isengard; Nazgûl Show Up Too?
September 19, 3018 – Gandalf the Beggar
September 20, 3018 – The Nazgûl and Wormtongue? Gandalf Receives Shadowfax
September 21, 3018 – The Nazgûl Meet a Shady Fellow
September 22, 3018 – The Nazgûl At Sarn Ford!
September 23, 3018 – Nazgûl Enter Shire; Frodo Leaves Shire; Gandalf Leaves for Shire
September 24, 3018 – Of Walking, Nazgûl and Elves
September 25, 3018 – More Nazgûl and Farmer Maggot
September 26, 3018 – The Old Forest, Tom Bombadil and the River-daughter
September 27, 3018 – Taking a Zero with the Bombadils
September 28, 3018 – Frodo Leaves Bombadil’s; Gandalf Crosses Sarn Ford; Nazgul at Barrowdowns
September 29, 3019 – Escape from Barrow-downs ; Bree and Crickhollow Attacked!
September 30, 3018 – Leaving Bree with a New Friend

October 1, 3018 – Everybody’s on the Move East of Bree
October 2, 3018 – Everybody’s Still On the Move East of Bree
October 3, 3018 – Watching the Fireworks from Afar
October 4, 3018 – Seeing Weathertop and a Bit About Birds
October 5, 3018 – Exploring the Ruins on the Weatherhills
October 6, 3018 – The Attack on Weathertop
October 7, 3018 – Where Is The Pale King? (An Answer)
October 11, 3018 – Glorfindel and the Bridge (to the Silmarillion)
October 13, 3018 – “We May Pass the Bridge”
October 17, 3018 – ‘Some Poison or Evil at Work’ Against Frodo
October 18, 3018 – Troll Sat Alone On His Seat Of Stone
October 20, 3018 – Nazgûl at the Ford of Bruinen!
October 24, 3018 – Frodo Lives!
October 25, 3018 – The Council of Elrond

December 15, 3018 – Welcome Back(?)
December 18, 3018 – The Fellowship is Formed
December 21, 3018 – The Sword of Elendil is Forged Anew
December 24, 3018 – The Last Day; Frodo and Sting
December 25, 3018 – The Fellowship Departs Rivendell
December 29, 3018 – Pipe-weed, the Shire, and Bree

3019
January 3, 3019 – Tolkien’s Birthday
January 4, 3019 – A Fight and Killing in Bree; Lotho the Chief
January 7, 3019 – Three Mountains Before Them
January 8, 3019 – Regiments of Black Crows – And Maybe Something Darker
January 11, 3019 – The Snow Became a Blinding Blizzard
January 12, 3019 – Escaping the Snow; Attacked by Wargs
January 13, 3019 – First Steps into Moria
January 14, 3019 – Moria: Not a Hobbit Walking-Party
January 15, 3019 – The Loss of Gandalf (and Quite a Bit More)
January 16, 3018 – A Lovely Stroll Through Lothlórien
January 17, 3019 – Meeting Galadriel and That Other Guy
January 18, 3019 – The Enemy Calls Upon Uglúk and Grishnákh (and a Nazgúl)
January 23, 3019 – Lothlórien and the Battle of the Peak
January 25, 3019 – Killing the Balrog and the ‘Death’ of Gandalf
January 24, 3019 – Gollum is Captured by Orcs; Escapes
January 25, 3019 – Killing the Balrog and the ‘Death’ of Gandalf
January 26, 3019 – Grishnákh Crosses the Anduin
January 30, 3019 – Isengard Sends Strong Force to Anduin

February 2, 3019 – Enemy Reinforcements Arrive From Mordor
February 6, 2019 – Orcs In Rohan!
February 10, 3019 – A Small Victory for Rohan
February 14, 3019 – Gandalf Lives! Again!
February 15, 3019 – The Mirror of Galadriel and Preparing to Leave
February 16, 3019 – Leaving Lothlórien
February 17, 3019 – Gandalf Rescued by Gwaihir (Again)
February 18, 3019 – The Fellowship and the Brown Lands
February 19, 3019 – Creepy Boromir and a Gollum Encounter
February 20, 3019 – And Now By Night
February 22, 3019 – New Moon or Not New Moon, Let’s Party!
February 23, 3019 – Attacked by Orcs on the Anduin
February 24, 3019 – Who Can Resist a Good Portage?
February 25, 3019 – Arrival near Amon Hen
February 26, 3019 – The Fellowship Breaks
February 27, 3019 – Almost Everyone is After the Orcs
February 28, 3019 – The Orcs Pursued by Rohan
February 29, 3019 – Meeting Treebeard and Gollum
February 30, 3019 – Meeting the Riders of Rohan, and an Entmoot!

March 1, 3019 – The One Where Gandalf Comes Back
March 2, 3019 – The Ents Attack Isengard; Wormtongue Defeated
March 3, 3019 – The Battle of the Hornburg Begins; Isengard Flooded
March 4, 3019 – Victory at the Hornburg!; The Desolation before Mordor
March 5, 3019 – The Black Gate; Talking to Saruman
March 6, 3019 – Setting Out From Helm’s Deep
March 7, 3019 – The Hobbits Meet Faramir; A Day of Travel
March 8, 3019 – The Paths of the Dead; So Long, Faramir
March 9, 3019 – Gandalf in Minas Tirith; The Muster of Rohan
March 10, 3019 – The Day Without a Dawn
March 11, 3019 – The Armies Approach Minas Tirith; Lórien Attacked
March 12, 3019 – Frodo in Shelob’s Lair; Attack on Osgiliath; Victory at Lórien
March 13, 3019 – Shelob’s Final Attack; Sam’s Finest Moment; Minas Tirith Besieged
March 14, 3019 – Escape from Cirith Ungel; Minas Tirith Breached; Gathering Forces
March 15, 3019 – Dawn Again and All Out War upon Minas Tirith
March 16, 3019 – Debate of the Commanders; Upon the Morai
March 17, 3019 – More Walking in Mordor; Erebor Besieged
March 18, 3019 – Where There’s a Whip There’s a Will
March 19, 3019 – Marching East (Deeper) Into Mordor
March 20, 3019 – Still Marching; A Love for Faramir
March 21, 3019 – Ambush Averted and a Growing Love
March 22, 3019 – The Dreadful Nightfall
March 23, 3019 – Sam & Frodo Draw Closer; Aragorn’s Numbers Dwindle
March 24, 3019 – Before Mount Doom; Before the Black Gate
March 25, 3019 – The Ring is Destroyed!
March 27, 3019 – Victory at Erebor!
March 28, 3019 – Dol Guldur Attacked