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The eastern inland sea into which the Celduin emptied its waters.
Valley lying east of Khazad-dûm and site of a bloody battle in T.A. 2799 between Dwarves and the Orcs of Moria.
Remnants of Beleriand south of the Gulf of Lune.
'Fire-fort'. Tower on the western side of the Morannon
Home to the dark-haired, swarthy, enemies of Rohan and allies of Isengard.
A craggy, impassable highland located upon either side of Nen Hithoel where Sam and Frodo are lost until Gollum finds them.
The mighty forest that lay in the lands east of the River Anduin.
Pine-woods that covered outskirts of the White Mountains in east Anórien where the Woses lived in the Third Age.
A lake in the north of Middle-earth upon which the ancient capital of Arnor was built.
Home of the Ents in the Third Age.
'The Tindrock'. An island crag which straddles the Falls of Rauros.
The city of the Kings of Arthedain at the northern end of the Greenway.
The easternmost region of the lost realm of Arnor. First to fall to Angmar.
Orc mountain capital in the northern Misty Mountains. Formerly stronghold of Dwarves.
A lake situated at the confluence of the Forest River and the northern reaches of the Celduin south of the Lonely Mountain. The town of Esgaroth was built entirely upon the lake it
A land which lay on the northwestern shores of the Sea of Rhûn. Known for its wine.
North-kingdom of the Numenoreans in Middle Earth.
Remnants of Beleriand north of the Gulf of Lune.
A large lake upon the Great River Anduin amid the Emyn Muil to the east of Rohan. Contains the rock island of Tol Brandir.
Large town in the central regions of the Shire, the home of Bilbo Baggins, and later of his heir Frodo.
The narrow pass in the northwest of Mordor that formed part of the inner defences of Mordor.
Monument comprising two enormous pillars carved in the likenesses of Isildur and Anárion, standing upon either side of the River Anduin at the northern approach to Nen Hithoel.
An outlying hill beneath the height of Erebor and home to Carc.
The seat of Princes on the coasts of Gondor that takes its name from a former king of Lorien.
A plateau in north-western Mordor, in the midst of which stands the volcanic Mount Doom.
The westernmost region of the lost realm of Arnor where the line of Isildur endured.
Land of hobbits west of the Brandywine. Founded by Marco and Blanco.
Inn at Bree owned by Barliman Butterbur.
Captial of Rohan founded by Brego.
'River Running'. Second longest river, which ran from the Lonely Mountain to the Sea of Rhun.
Last Homely House of Elrond.
An ancient harbour and settlement of Elvish origin in Gondor where Amroth was lost.
A large mountain range to the north of Rhovanion. The last remnants of the wall of the Ered Engrin or Iron Mountains.
The volcano in Mordor where the One Ring was forged.
A land which lay to the south-east of Mordor and was home to the Variags.
The great haven far to the south of Gondor, long held by the Black Numenoreans.
Realm west of the Ered Luin. Home of Gil-Galad.
Cirdan's domain where the Ringbearers set sail at the end of the Third Age.
Tower where Frodo was imprisoned and rescued by Sam.
An inn at Bywater where Thorin and his company await Bilbo, and later Sam and Sandyman discuss 'queer things'.
A series of steep hills at the west end of Eriador that formed the ancient border between the Elven realm of Lindon and the Kingdom of Arnor.
The great mountain chain that ran through the northwest of Middle-earth for a thousand miles, from Carn Dûm in the far north, to Methedras above Isengard in the south.
The lands south of Gondor and Mordor that include the coastal city of Umbar.
Mountain range in the east of Middle Earth and home to Dain II Ironfoot before the Battle of Five Armies.
Marshland where Isildur and three sons were ambushed by orcs.
An inland sea of Mordor.
The easternmost peak of the White Mountains where Aragorn discovers a sapling of Nimloth.
The tallest of the three towers that stood on the Tower Hills and housed the Elendil Stone.
The mountain range forming the northern border of Mordor.
Fortress of the Witch-king. Formerly known as Minas Ithil.
The Troll-woods west of Rivendell.
The wild, untamed lands that lay north of Rivendell. It was here that the Witch-king fled after his defeat in the Battle of Fornost.
A great haven built by Aldarion at the mouth of the River Gwathló or Greyflood. The first permanent settlement of Numenor in Middle Earth.
Great River of the Third Age.
Ancient Dwarven realm located beneath the Misty Mountains.
Kingdom of Noldorin Elves during the Second Age where the Rings of Power were made.
This river flowed through the easternmost reaches of the Shire, forming its eastern border except for Buckland which lay between it and the Old Forest.
South-kingdom of the Numenoreans in Middle Earth.
Realm founded by Eorl the Young in the former region of Calenardhon.
The stronghold of Sauron in the southern regions of Mirkwood, where he dwelt in secret as the Necromancer.
'Hill of Sight'. Sight of the Breaking of the Fellowship.
A peak in the White Mountains, which is situated at the head of the valley of Harrowdale and home to the Dead Men of the Mountains.
The labyrinthine lair of the huge spider-like being known as Shelob.
Collective name of the two towers situated on either side of the Black Gate of Mordor.
The old capital city of Gondor located on the river Anduin.
'Fang-fort'. Tower on the eastern side of the Morannon
Black Land of Sauron.
Elven land east of the Misty Mountains and hope of Galadriel and Celeborn in the Third Age.
River flowing from the southern Misty Mountains through Isengard, forming a boundary of Rohan.
Most southerly of the subrealms of Arnor. Contained the Barrow-downs.
Ancient seat of the Kings of Arnor founded by Elendil.
The Lonely Mountain.
River upon which Frodo and Glorfindel made a stand against the Nazgul.
The chief township of the Shire.
Formerly Minas Anor. Capital of Gondor in the Third Age.
An ancient colony in Eriador shared by Hobbits and Men.
An ancient city of Men that grew up where the North-South Road crossed the River Gwathló. Deserted in the Third Age.
A Gondorian fortification at the southern end of the Misty Mountains. Realm of Saruman.
The lake located beneath the doors of Khazad-dûm where Durin the Deathless saw in it's reflection a crown of stars above his head.
Radagast’s dwelling on the edge of Mirkwood.
Rose from the lowest dungeon of Moria to Durin's Tower at the summit of Celebdil.
'Hill of Hearing'. It lay among the Emyn Muil on the eastern banks of the Anduin, above the Falls of Rauros.
The western mountain-fence of Mordor, lying between it and its ancient enemy Gondor, in which stood the tower of Minas Morgul.
A river of Lothlorien named after an Elven maid.
The hill where the King of the Dead swore his allegiance to Aragorn.
First capital of Rohan built by Eorl the Young.
The name given to a reach of the Greenway in the lands southward from Bree where the Lord of the Nazgûl encamped for a time during his search for the Shire and 'Baggins'.

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