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Pelennor Field

Type: Forests, Fields, Plains

Region: Gondor

Other Names The Field of Gondor

Location: Outside of the city walls of Minas Tirith, enclosed within its own semicircular wall, the Rammas Echor. The land sits in the knee made by the Anduin at that point.

Description: "...the fields of the Pelennor: fair and fertile townlands on the long slopes and terraces falling to the deep levels of the Anduin.

"The townlands were rich, with wide tilth and many orchards, and homesteads there were with oast and garner, fold and byre, and many rills rippling through the green from the highlands down to Anduin. Yet the herdsmen and husbandmen that dwelt there were not many...

"Pippin could see all the Pelennor laid out before him, dotted into the
distance with farmsteads and little walls, barns and byres, but nowhere could he see any kine or other beasts. Many roads and tracks crossed the green fields... the chief highway, and that turned south, and then bending swifter than the River skirted the hills and passed soon from sight. It was wide and well-paved, and along its eastern edge ran a broad green riding-track, and beyond that a wall."
RotK, Book V, Ch 1, Minas Tirith

Contributors: Lyllyn 6.04.03; added Name: Elena Tiriel 9.2.04

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