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Forodwaith

Post  Yrobryn on Mon Jun 08, 2009 1:35 pm

An icy region in the far north of Middle-earth, named for the hardy people who had once dwelt there.
The Sindarin name Forodwaith translates loosely as Northern Waste, and was a name for the land north of the Iron Mountains of the First Age. Little was known of it, except that despite lying scarcely 100 leagues north of the Shire, it was an area of immense cold. This was due to its proximity to the Gap of Ilmen, and Morgoth's evil cold, which emanated, in ancient times, from his place of dwelling, and lingered still into the Third Age.
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