Men Erain

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Area.png Men Erain
Region: Evendim
Landmark(s): Arthobel
Haudh Arantar
Haudh Eldacar
Haudh Elendil
Haudh Elendur
Haudh Eärendur
Haudh Tarondor
Haudh Tarcil
Haudh Valandur
Tham Laegamon
Tham Sarch
Connecting
Area(s):
Annúminas
Barandalf
Bullroarer's Sward
Lake Evendim
Parth Aduial
Levels: Mainly 37 - 40
Resource tier: Artisan
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Description

Men Erain is an area within Evendim in the south-eastern part of the region.

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Men Erain, or "Way of Kings" as it reads in Westernesse, is found south of Brandywine River and along the south-eastern shores of Lake Evendim down to Annúminas; the mountain ridge separates if from Barandalf. At each side of the worn road lies the tombs of ancient High Kings, and a few other ruined structures. At the mountain a few estates remain, memories of when the Kingdom of Arnor eclipsed, a history hallowed by the Dúnedain.

At an islet at the northern end of all tombs is located a Ranger camp which also provides a Boat-keeper for swift travelling over the lake. The camp provides no services but a long quest-chain. The closest service centres are High King's Crossing, Tinnudir, and Echad Garthadir at the other side of Annúminas.

Basically this area gives a quick review of the kings from when Elendil founded Annúminas until Arnor was split in three. Eventually visitors are sent into the eye of the storm, the centre of Annúminas which is overrun by elite Angmarims and their giant pets.


Landmarks

These landmarks are located within Men Erain:

NPCs

See list of all NPCs within Men Erain

Ranger.png Cudhaer

Quests

See "starting quests" and the landmarks for more quests

Starting
Involving

Mobs

The following creatures are found within this area:


Maps

Men Erain Map of Tombs Men Erain Map of Tombs Men Erain Terrain Map

Lore

After the fashion of ancient Númenor, the Men of Arnor revered their dead almost more than they did the living. Great tombs were erected for their kings in a place called Men Erain. Of the ten kings of Arnor, only seven were interred at Men Erain, for Valandil son of Isildur was buried beneath Annúminas, Elendil at Halifirien far to the south – though a tomb was erected for him in memorial at Men Erain – and Isildur, his son, was never recovered from Anduin.
Those who lie at rest at Men Erain are the heirs of Isildur in the line of Valandil: Eldacar, Arantar, Tarcil, Tarondor, Valandur, Elendur, and Eärendur, whose son Amlaith removed to Fornost as the first king of Arthedain. For many long years these tombs remained undisturbed, but after the fall of the North-kingdom to the Witch-king of Angmar, tomb-robbers and thieves came to Evendim. It is unknown if any of the treasures buried with the kings still remain, but the Rangers of the North have maintained their vigil over the tombs. — lorebook




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