Retrospective: Dagorlad and the Dead Marshes. This module isn’t half as good as its cousins, Bree and the Barrow Downs and Erech and the. The Dead Marshes is a fictional place from J. R. R. Tolkien’s universe, Middle- earth. Contents. 1 Literature; 2 Inspiration; 3 Portrayal in adaptations; 4 References; 5 External links. Literature[edit]. Once a part of the ancient battlefield of Dagorlad, the Dead Marshes lie. The Dead Marshes was an area of swampland east of the Emyn Muil and bordered on the east by the Dagorlad plain, site of the ancient Battle of Dagorlad .

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Dagorlad and Dead Marshes

At the Council of Elrond on 25 October [6] Aragorn revealed that he had found and captured Gollum the year before along the skirts of the Dead Marshes. Email required Address never made public. Shadow of Mordor Middle-earth: Yet for all this color, the place feels wholly uninspired.

There is the Gondorian fortress of Tir Nindor, built in the s to protect the nearby town of Caras Gwindor. Plutarch, “On Being a Busybody”. The tomb, outposts and hidden strongholds are bread-and-butter adventure material for me, since I lean towards wilderness and town adventures.

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Where the towns of Bree and Sarn Erech integrated perfectly with their looming horrors, Caras Gwindor feels contrived, and the Dead Marshes just don’t scare us enough to care.

Frodo was mesmerized by the lights and tried to reach out and touch the faces of the dead, at the bottom of the marshes.


Mith — original artwork used in design by John Howe and Ted Nasmith. The Dead Marshes is a fictional place from J. There certainly is missed opportunity there. Durthang is prominent near the center of the map, and it ended up being a major focal point for my imaginings. The Busybody Just as cooks pray for a good crop of young animals and fishermen for a good haul of fish, in the same way busybodies pray for a good crop of calamities or a good haul of difficulties that they, like cooks and fishermen, may always have something to fish out and butcher.

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Alexander marked it as to-read Aug 20, The Return of the King Page Talk Edit History. Leave a Reply Cancel reply Enter your comment here To find out more, including how to control cookies, see here: Simon Key added it Nov 29, This page was last modified on 11 Februaryat Christian Kell rated it liked it Jan 16, Fill in your details below or click an icon to log in: As mentioned, Tol Malbor is the bullseye, reachable only by boat, and Thuringwathost the focal point of evil on the outskirts.

By rights it should have been a smash. You are commenting using your Twitter account. Gondorian frontiersmen, Bandits, Marshmen, Asdraigs, barrows, Miruimor, undead – it was a much more heavily and diversely populated are than I had imagined before I acquired Dagorlad. The wetlands were filled with all manner of waterfowl and alive with the songs of frogs and blackbirds.


I wanted suffocating underwater networks, and got Tol Malbor marshess. Refresh and try again. A marsh settlement is also presented, with background of the primitive Marshmen culture. Other books in the series.

Dead Marshes

Once a part of the ancient battlefield of Dagorladthe Dead Marshes lie north-west of the Morannon, the principal entrance to Mrshes. They see the aforementioned dead, Gollum stating, “Only shapes to see, perhaps, not to touch. The Teeth of Mordor. Alexandra marked it as to-read Sep 22, This book is not yet featured on Listopia.

Founded inand commanded by a sorceress who doesn’t look a fraction as old as she really is, it lies on the southeast border of the marshes guarding the approach to the Black Gate.

Adaptations and other derivative works. In The Marshse of J. Retrieved from ” mafshes Cold, clammy winter still held sway in this forsaken country. Through the years, the marshland began to encroach upon parts of the battlefield, and engulfed the dead that lay there.

The Lord of the Rings: Bogs to the northwest of Mordor Geographical Feature. There is, at the end, a burial mound infested with ghouls — tacked on as an epilogue, of all things, when this sort of thing should have been commanding center stage.