Great Plague

Great Plague
   The plague that spread out of Rhovanion into Gondor and Eriador in Third Age 1636.
   The sickness of the middle years of the Third Age.
   Another name for the Dark Plague, the sickness that blighted Middleearth in the middle of the Third Age. Gondor, in particular, was devastated: the then King, Telemnar, was lost with all his children.

J.R.R. Tolkien's Middle-earth glossary. . 2003.

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