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

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