Taur Gonwaith

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Area.png Taur Gonwaith
Region: The North Downs
Dungeon(s): Etten Caves
Connecting
Area(s):
Dol Dínen
Meluinen
Nen Harn - Bree-land
Levels: Mainly 28 - 30
Resource tier: Expert
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Taur Gonwaith is an area within The North Downs in the south-eastern region.

Just east of the ancient town of Merenost, between Meluinen and Dol Dínen, lies an area of forest and boulders, hollows and humps, which is Taur Gonwaith. The trail into Dol Dínen over the narrow mountain pass is guarded by sluggish but strong Stone-trolls to the west, but goblins and wargs to the east, whichever dining table an adventurer prefer to become presented at.

Recently the Stone-trolls returned to this area with multiplied strength, threatening the elves of Melunien. Whether they dwell well with the nearby orcs and goblins the tale does not tell, but they trouble the residents of Lin Giliath, the closest settlement with a stable. The Etten Caves is a public dungeon for level 32-33 fellowships and the area is popular for troll-slayer wannabees, but it does not provide any services whatsoever.


Dungeons

This public dungeon located within Taur Gonwaith:

NPCs

ElfM.png Lagorlam [14.2S, 41.5W]

Quests

Starting
Involving
See also Etten Caves for involving quests.

Mobs

The following creatures are found within this area:


Maps

Map of The North Downs


Lore

The name may well mean "Forest stone-people" as "taur" is Sindarin for "forest", "gond" means "stone", and "gwaith" means "people". Indeed a fitting name for the rumbling residents of this area.




Settlements, Areas and Landmarks of The North Downs
Settlements: EsteldínTreasure Hunters' CampLin GiliathOthrikarTrestlebridge
Areas: AnnúndirDol DínenFields of FornostFornostGreenwayKingsfellMeluinenNan Amlug EastNan Amlug WestNan WathrenRhunenladTaur Gonwaith
Landmarks: Amlaith's ScarAmon AmrûnAmon RaithBarad EithelBarad HarnBarad NarthanDol NendírEtten CavesThe Evendim GateFalconer's TowerFashat LaugGatson's FarmGatson's South FieldsGlírostGurzlumHaudh EglanHîgroporHîsukHrizgurKamskutKar LakMerenostMinas VrûnMincham's CampNan Wathren Eastern PassNan Wathren Western PassNathan Hodge's FarmNorbury GatesOst CrithlancOst GalumarOst LagorosOst NuaranRusfoldSkirmish CampThe SnaresStoneheightTham LornThurûmTrestlebridge GateThe TrestlespanTûmatWilliam Peake's Farm