Despite Finwë's grief, and her unhappiness to abandon her young child, Míriel departed for the gardens of Lórien, to rest and regain her strength and vigour. But during her rest, the fëa departed from her body, and entered the Halls of Mandos leaving her body laying lifeless and still. Maidens of Estë took care of her body while her spirit remained in the Halls Of Mandos, so that it would not whither. In essence, she had died of free will.
But Hurin passed on and on the sixth day he came at last to the place of the burning of Glaurung. There he saw the tall Standing Stone standing near the brink of Cabed Naeramarth. Hurin did not look at the stone, he already knew what was written on it and he knew he was not here alone. Sitting in the shadow of the stone there was some homeless wanderer, broken with age it seemed, to wayworn to heed his coming. Hurin stood there silent and at length the wanderer casted back the tattered hood and lifted up the face. Morwen it was, sharpnosed with broken teeth and grey, with a lean hand she clawed at the cloak upon her breast but when her eyes looked into his Hurin knew her, for though they were wild and full of fear a light still gleamed in them, the Elven light that long ago had earned her name, Eledwen : Elfsheen.
Those who used the Nine Rings became mighty in their day, kings, sorcerers, and warriors of old. They obtained glory and great wealth, yet it turned to their undoing. They had, as it seemed, unending life, yet life became unendurable to them. They could walk, if they would, unseen by all eyes in this world beneath the sun, and they could see things in worlds invisible to mortal men; but too often they beheld only the phantoms and delusions of Sauron. And one by one, sooner or later, according to their native strength and to the good or evil of their wills in the beginning, they fell under the thraldom of the ring that they bore and of the domination of the One which was Sauron's. And they became forever invisible save to him that wore the Ruling Ring, and they entered into the realm of shadows. The Nazgul were they, the Ringwraiths, the Ulairi, the Enemy's most terrible servants; darkness went with them, and they cried with the voices of death. — The Silmarillion, "Of the Rings of Power and the Third Age"
But in Y.S. 375 Morgoth sent out an Orc-raid that passed to the east of Ered Luin and entered Thargelion by the Dwarf-pass. The Men of the Second House were caught off-guard, and a great part of their people was wiped out. The remnant was gathered under one Haldad and his daughter Haleth and son Haldar; and they held out for days in a stockade until the Noldor rescued them. Impressed by their virtue, Caranthir offered them his lands to live in protected, but Haleth, with her father and brother slain, refused. Next year she led her people first to Estolad (which was already abandoned by the majority of other Edain) and after a time further westward, passing through Nan Dungortheb and coming in Y.S. 391 to the woods of Talath Dirnen. Later many removed to the forest of Brethil, which was a part of Doriath outside the Girdle of Melian, but now was granted to them by Thingol.
Nienor meets Glaurung after the sack of Nargothrond...
Nienor, being thrown by her steed, yet unhurt, made her awayback to Amon Ethir, there to await Mablung, and came thus above the reek into the sunlight; and look westward she stared straight into the eyes of Glaurung, whose head lay upon the hill top
'I am old, Gandalf. I don't look it, but I am beginning to feel it in my heart of hearts. _Wellpreserved_ indeed!' he snorted. 'Why, I feel all thin, sort of _stretched,_ if you know what I mean: like butter that has been scraped over too much bread. That can't be right. I need a change, or something.'
King Folcwine desired to lead his men personally but was counselled not to do so, instead command of the forces of Rohan were entrusted to his elder twin sons Prince Folcred and Prince Fastred and although, the allied forces of Rohan and Gondor were victorious, the price paid by Rohan was quite high because both Folcred and Fastred were slain.