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Morthond Vale

Type: Valleys, Caves, Tunnels

Region: Gondor

Other Names Blackroot Vale

Location: In Gondor, just south of the White Mountains (Ered Nimrais), a deep valley along the River Morthond (Blackroot)

Description: ‘We have descended from the uprising of the Morthond, the long chill river that flows at last to the sea that washes the walls of Dol Amroth. You will not need to ask hereafter how comes its name: Blackroot men call it.’
The Morthond Vale made a great bay that beat up against the sheer southern faces of the mountains. Its steep slopes were grass-grown; but all was grey in that hour, for the sun had gone, and far below lights twinkled in the homes of Men. The vale was rich and many folk dwelt there.
RotK, Book V, Ch 2, The Passing of the Grey Company

Contributors: Lyllyn 5.30.03

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