Rohan is a grassland that lies north-west of Gondor and Mordor. This realm is inhabited by the Rohirrim, a people of herdsmen and farmers who are known for their cavalry. Rohirrim is Sinfarin for People of the Horse-Lords. Rohan is also referred to as Riddermark or the Mark. The countryside of Rohan is a land of pastures with a lush tall grassland. Rohan's climate brings hot summers and brisk short winters, being near the center of Middle-Earth, the winds and air masses can come from almost any direction and the weather is highly variable in season. The capital of Rohan is the hill fort of Edoras which is on a hill in the valley of the White Mountains. The city of Edoras was built by Rohan's second King, Brego son of Eorl the Young. The city is protected by a high wall of timber, and a one-way road into the city. Rohan plays a big role in The Lord of the Rings as does its people.
Thursday, January 21, 2016
Numenor is a great island in the western sea made by the Valar, creators or gods, and gave it to the Edain, also known as Atanatari or Fathers of Men. Numenor was the kingdom of the Dunedain, Men descended from Numenoreans, the first Men, located between Middle-Earth and Aman, home to the Valar. The Dunedain were led to it by the star of Earendil, a great seafaring Man who carries a star across the sky. At the center of the island there was the mountain Meneltarma, Pillar of the Heavens, which the Dunedain used as a temple to lluvatar, supreme deity of Arda, earth, and the single creater, above the Valar. The largest city and capital of Numenor was Armenelos, also known as Armenelos the Golden or City of the Kings. Numenor had two rivers, Siril, began at Meneltarma and ended at a delta near the city of Nindamos, chief settlement of the fishermen of Numenor, and the Nunduine, which reached the sea in the Bay of Eldanna, westernmost and largest bay on Numenor, near the haven Eldalonde, also known as Eldalonde the Green, a seaport on the western coast of Numenor. Elros son of Earendil was the first king of Numenor, those under his rule and of his descendants rose to become a powerful race. in the year SA 600 of the second age the first ships sailed from Numenor to Middle-Earth. After sailing away, the Valar made Numenor invisible for it was forbidden for Men to come upon the Undying Lands, a realm inhabited by Ainur, Holy ones, and Elves. Numenor was soon lost and those who were left after the great wars went east to Middle-Earth and formed Gondor and Rohan. Those who did not follow to those realms went into the wilderness and became the Dunedain, hunters in the northern forests and protectors of the Free peoples, who later helped in the fight of the War of the Ring.
Saturday, January 16, 2016
Although there are many evils that corrupt Middle-Earth, there is also some good in this world. There are 7 main races that consist of the Free Peoples of Middle-Earth, the Elves, Dwarves, Eagles, Ents, Hobbits, Huorns, and Men. The Elves and Dwarves were the first races to live on Middle-Earth, their creators had an argument over who should be the first race on this world. The Elves came first then soon after the Dwarves, the conflict of the creators made the two hate each other, so the two races therefore also hated each other. The Elves loved starlight and being in the woods, creating music and being the holders of knowledge, therefore being very wise. They were tall and had long hair, with ears pointed up at the top, and were great archers. The Dwarves were small, bearded and were very aggressive. They lived in the mountains of Middle-Earth and mined riches that the world has deep within the earth. They sculpt great cities inside the mountains and rarely come out but to trade and guard their homes. The Eagles are giant and very intelligent, they also play a roles in The Hobbit and The Lord of the Rings. They are seen as their own race and not like animals, they are greatly respected by all races of the Free Peoples. Ents are giant tall trees that can learn to speak and walk, they play a big role in The Lord of the Rings along with the Huorns at The Battle of Helps Deep. Huorns are like Ents but do not have the ability to speak and can only move around. Hobbits are a peaceful race, small in size but very friendly. They tend to their own and don't want anything to do with the outside world, only a very few look for adventure outside the Shire. Hobbits love things that grow and have gardens outside their houses, and great fields of farmland. And finally the race of men, they have towns here and there around Middle-Earth but the majority of them are split into two realms, Gondor and Rohan. Gondor is a realm of green and closest to Mordor, the only thing standing between them is a River. Rohan is west of Gondor and has more of a rocky/grassy type of realm, they are also called "Horse Masters". They have many horses in that land and use them as a main fighting force. The Free Peoples have their differences and tend to themselves but in the time of war they will come together and unite to drive evil back to the void.
Friday, January 8, 2016
Many forces of evil live in the lands of Middle-Earth. Ranging from beasts to animals, corrupt hearts of men, and mutated Orcs. The Orcs are the main fighting force of Mordor, Sauron's corrupt land, the great dark lord of the void. Some beasts in Mordor are Trolls and Giant Spiders, the Trolls are more easy to control then the Spiders. Also known as The Webs, the Giant Spiders are spawn of a dark spirit named Ungoliant who was in the form of a spider. After the Silmarillion, Ungoliant was sent to the void and had many offspring before she was sent away. The offspring were giant, car sized spiders that mainly lived in Mirkwood and had the ability to speak. One named Shelob, lived in the mountains of Mordor. Shelob was special and did not have the ability to speak like the others. Shelob was not a friend to Sauron but still was not removed, he kept her there so she could keep out invaders trying to enter Mordor through the mountains.