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Dates
Used broadly for the entire Second Age, but more specifically for the time of Sauron's open power in Middle-earth from II 1697 to II 3441 (1,744 years)
Location
Affected most of Middle-earth at some point during the period
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Dark Years

The time of Sauron’s rule in Middle-earth

A term for the long years of hardship of the Men of Middle-earth during the Second Age. While Númenor flourished, the Men of Middle-earth endured trouble and war, and many of them turned to the worship of Sauron in this time. The Dark Years ended with the coming of Elendil and his sons near the end of the Second Age.


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