Nan Curunír

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This page is about Isengard and its environs BEFORE the Battle of the Hornburg. For Isengard AFTER the Battle of the Hornburg, see Isengard (disambiguation).

The Wizard's Vale, the valley of Nan Curunír is frequently regarded as synonymous with Isengard, as the fortress along the River Isen is its dominant feature.


Lore

More than two centuries before the War of the Ring, the Wizard Saruman came to Steward Beren in Minas Tirith, and proposed that he should be granted Isengard as a dwelling-place. Seeing advantage in having such a powerful ally guarding the Gap of Rohan, Beren agreed, and granted Saruman the Key of Orthanc.

From that time on, the valley where Isengard stood became known as Nan Curunír, which literally translates as the 'valley of Saruman'.

Curunír was the Elvish equivalent of Saruman's name, but when rendered into the Common Speech, Nan Curunír is known simply as 'the Wizard's Vale.'

The valley of Nan Curunír is nestled in the southern feet of the Misty Mountains by the Gap of Rohan.

It is here that Saruman plots his war against Rohan and treachery against the White Council, desiring the One Ring himself.

Locations

Dagoras' Camp
Orthanc, the black tower of Isengard
The fortress of Angrenost

Settlements

Points of Interest

Areas

Ring of Isengard

Isengard Depths

  • Location of Chapters 8-26 of Epic Quest

Connected To

Crafting

Crafting facilities: None

Resources tier: Westfold

Maps

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Related Topics


Settlements, Areas and Landmarks of Nan Curunír
Settlements: Dagoras' CampIsengardOx-clan Merchant Camp
Areas: Isengard DepthsRing of Isengard
Landmarks: BarracksBlackmarch FortCircle of FangsDungeonsFang-rider's WarrenFâsh's CommandThe Gates of IsengardGuard-house of IsengardKitchensMorflak's CommandThe Pillar of the White HandQuickbeam's GroveThe Savage DensTower of OrthancWar Machines
Regions of Eriador
AngmarBree-landDunland (Gap of RohanNan Curunír) • EnedwaithEred LuinEregionEttenmoorsEvendimForochelThe Lone-landsThe Misty MountainsThe North DownsThe ShireThe Trollshaws