Advice Needed on a Gondorians Timeline and Path
I've recently created a new RP character from Gondor that I'm looking for feedback and suggestions on a few things in his background.
Caeromir is from the port of Pelargir (which to my understanding has been sacked a few times before it's sacked again in Return of the King). However looking at Appendix B in my copy of LotR (I'm not sure if all copies label the appendices the same) I can't find specific dates as to when it's been under control of Gondor or Corsairs. This is I feel is pretty important for my characters justification of leaving Gondor/Pelargir.
My second question would be in researching the routes one might have taken from Pelargir into the west, eventually arriving in Bree.
I'm trying to find a large map of Middle-earth and kind of trace out different routes. From Pelargir I'm thinking he'd have headed north up the Great River to Minas Tirith and then set out for the Gap of Rohan.
Or possibly, heading straight west from Pelargir towards Dol Amroth and then heading north through the White Mountains and into Enedwaith.
I'm still reading the books (I'm in the second part of The Two Towers) so any help would be appreciated. I'm hoping I can get together some sort of timeline of when Caeromir left to how long it took to get to Bree (which I'm assuming would be at least a year), unless he traveled hard.
Thanks in advance everyone!
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