The Weather Hills

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Area.png The Weather Hills
Region: The Lone-lands
Landmark(s): Bleakrift
Candaith's Encampment
Echad Sûl
Glumhallow
Gondrinn
Ost Alagos
Weatherfoot
Weathertop
Weatherway
Connecting
Area(s):
The Lone-lands:
Annunlos
Nain Enidh
Bree-land:
Chetwood
Far Chetwood
The Midgewater Marshes
Nen Harn
Levels: Mainly 22 - 23, 55
Resource tier: Journeyman
Weather Hills.jpg



The Weather Hills is an area that spans over the east of Bree-land as well as the north-west of the Lone-lands.

This is a vast and dangerous area of hilltops mainly to the north-west of, and including, Weathertop. The Weather Hills are inhabited by creatures such as boars, crebain, wargs, and wolves, but also evil goblin and orcs; adventurers never really know what hazard will show up behind the next rock. Numerous ruins mark the former presence and realms of elves and men, and these are well worth a visit. (It should be noted that the Bree-land part is named "Weather Hills" and the Lone-lands part is named "The Weather Hills", the latter having the more activities.)

The most notable location of the Weather Hills is Weathertop, no other peak in any nearby area matches its height. Any traveller is affected and moved by its fashion and power, yet it is ruined. Recently, several curious events have taken place at Weathertop and within the Weather Hills. A Ranger named Candaith has set up a safe camp with a Camp Site Fire and a swift horse; he is helping adventurers on epic quests and faithfully defends Amon Sûl against the hoards of the Enemy.


Landmarks

These landmarks are located within The Weather Hills:

Camp

NPCs

Bree-land

HumanF.png Aggie Honeysuckle
HumanM.png Dale Sageford
HumanM.png Sam Thistlebur

The Lone-lands
HumanM.png Pengail
Ranger.png Candaith

Quests

See "starting quests" and the landmarks for more quests

Starting

Bree-land

The Lone-lands

Involving

Mobs

The following creatures are found within this area:

Bree-land
The Lone-lands


Maps

Map of The Lone-lands Map of Bree-land


Lore

The name among Men for the north-south range of hills that lay in central Eriador, and in ancient times marked part of the border between the lands of Arthedain and Rhudaur. Weathertop, or Amon Sûl, lay at the southern end of the range.
The most notable location is Weathertop, which is mentioned in Tolkien's works and dates back to before II 3320. While this area is dotted with ruins, none of them may be safely dated further back than early c. III 1300 when Argeleb I, the seventh king of Dúnedain, fortified this area in an attempt to return Arnor to its former glory.
While the Weather Hills are not mentioned by name in Tolkien's works, they are referred to and described, usually in connection with Weathertop. It was through these hills that Strider brought Frodo and his companions during their escape from Bree, when Gandalf chose the quicker Great East Road, and they ran past each other. Now Candaith watches over the ancient relics as a valiant Ranger of the North who hallows this formerly glorious tower.



Settlements, Areas and Landmarks of the Lone-lands
Settlements: The Forsaken InnOst Guruth
Areas: AgamaurAnnunlosGarth AgarwenHaragmarHarloegMinas EriolNain EnidhTalath GaunThe Weather Hills
Landmarks: Amon RosBarad DhornBarad IachiantBleakriftCandaith's EncampmentThe Circle of BloodDol VaegEchad SûlEglain CampGarth Agarwen GateGlumhallowGondrinnIorvinasIvar's CryptThe Last BridgeThe LornspanMithrenostNaerostNan DheluNindorOst CyrnOst HaerOst LadenThe Outer GatesSkirmish CampSpring of the Red MaidThandobelTornstonesWeatherfootWeathertop
Settlements, Areas and Landmarks of Bree-land
Settlements: ArchetBreeCombeStaddle
Areas: AndrathArchet DaleBrandy HillsThe BrandywoodBree-land HomesteadsBucklandChetwoodEastern Bree-fieldsFar ChetwoodHengstacer FarmThe HorsefieldsThe Midgewater MarshesNen HarnNorthern Barrow-downsNorthern Bree-fieldsThe Old ForestSouthern Barrow-downsSouthern Bree-fieldsStarmere LakeWeather Hills
Landmarks: The Abandoned GraveyardAdso's CampBig StaddlemereBindbale's RestBlackwold HeadquartersBrandywine BridgeBrigand Cave (Chetwood)Brigand Cave (Cirith Nûr Encampment)Brigand's WatchCirith Nûr EncampmentCombe Lumber CampThe Crumbled CourtDogwood's FarmEverclear LakesFestival GroundsGirdley IslandGoblinhole RuinsGreenway CrossingHalecatch LakeThe Hedge MazeHillshire RuinsMarshwater FortMidgewater PassThe Mustering CaveOld Bauman's FarmThe Old Greenway FortOld Sweetgrass FarmOst AlagosOst BarandorOst BaranorOutlaw's HavenPierson's FarmThe Quince FarmsteadSaeradan's CabinSilverwellSkirmish CampSkunkwood's FarmSnarling HollowSouth-guard RuinsStaddle FallsStump FieldSunken StonesSvalfang's HutThornley's Work SiteTorthanns CampWeatherwayWolf DenWoodsedge RuinsThe Yellow Tree