This is a commission work for
, who won 3rd prize from
's Aragorn contest. Pen & Ink work.
"The War of the Last Alliance began in Second Age 3434. Sauron's forces were defeated in the Battle of Dagorlad on the plain outside Mordor, and the army of the Last Alliance, led by Gil-galad and Elendil, entered Sauron's realm and laid siege to Barad-dur. The siege lasted seven years. The Alliance suffered heavy losses from missiles and fire cast from the tower, including Isildur's brother Anarion who died in SA 3440, and Sauron also sent many sorties against the attackers.
In SA 3441 Sauron himself came down from his tower, and he forced Gil-galad and Elendil to fight. That was a grim battle between kings of free people and Dark Lord. At last Sauron's body was cast down, but Gil-galad and Elendil died in the struggle; Elendil's sword Narsil broke beneath him as he fell.
Isildur, one of the few who had the courage to face Sauron, took up the hilt of Narsil and used the broken blade to cut the One Ring from Sauron's hand; and Sauron's spirit fled from his body."