Gwindethrond

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Gwindethrond
Region: Evendim
Area: Southern Emyn Uial
Location: Rushingdale
Location: [13.7S, 76.0W]
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Gwindethrond is a cave in Southern Emyn Uial in Evendim. [13.7S, 76.0W]

Behind the roaring waterfall throwing itself into the Rushingdale, near Lake Evendim, lies this tranquil cave. Its peacefulness is almost supernatural. Jumping from rock to rock, cautiously bypassing the small frogs and snakes, visitors suddenly face Gwindeth, a mysterious water nymph who dates herself to ages long since. Gwindethrond is Sindarin for "Halls of Gwindeth".

Lore

Deep within the folded lands along the shores of Nenuial, known to most as Lake Evendim, lies a grotto, its entrance hidden behind a waterfall – but this is no ordinary cave, for it is home to Gwindeth, the Blue Lady of Evendim. Who or what she is remains a mystery, but she has dwelt at Gwindethrond for many an age, and was a friend to the Kings of Arnor, from Elendil to Amlaith of Fornost, the first King of Arthedain. Some believe she is kin to the River-maidens – though her temperament is much stronger than theirs – or perhaps even one of the messengers of the Valar who chose long ago to remain in Middle-earth.
At the behest of Amlaith, Gwindeth placed under her protection the last of the Silithair, gems of surpassing beauty and power crafted by the Elves. Aragorn, son of Arathorn, came to Gwindethrond to seek the Silithar, but Gwindeth turned him aside. Aragorn still hopes that the Silithar can be recovered, for its power will be needed to help drive back the Shadow in the East. — lorebook

NPCs

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Quests

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Maps

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Settlements, Areas and Landmarks of Evendim
Settlements: Echad GarthadirGlass-blowers' CampHigh King's CrossingOatbartonOst ForodThe EavespiresTinnudir
Areas: AnnúminasBarandalfBullroarer's SwardLake EvendimMen ErainNorthern Emyn UialParth AduialSouthern Emyn UialTyl AnnûnTyl RuinenTyrn Fornech
Landmarks: Amon MôthArthobelBarad RathBarad TharsírThe Bleakleaf CrestBullroarer's ThroatCanadiachCirith RhîwDol HaedírThe DuskencleftDwalingThe Eave-mereThe Even-rillsThe Gloaming FallsGilminuialGorthostGwindethrondHaudh ArantarHaudh EldacarHaudh ElendilHaudh ElendurHaudh EärendurHaudh TarcilHaudh TarondorHaudh ValandurHouse BrumbarLithostNan OrngonNorthcotton FarmNorthcotton MarketOst HerynPearlina Gamgee's ResidenceRantostRushingdaleThe Sand-moundsSkirmish CampStonecrop TorSwiftbrookTham AndalathTham HabadTham LaegamonTham NambarthTham OrnenTham SarchTham VaranTinnudir KeepTollobelTûm FuinThe Twisted GroveWay of KingsWhitshards