Cair Andros

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Cair Andros
Region: Ithilien
Area: North Ithilien
Location: [50.3S, 15.0W]
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Description

Cair Andros (Sindarin for Ship of Long Foam) is a landmark located in the river Anduin between the areas of Talath Anor in Old Anórien. and North Ithilien in Ithilien [50.3S, 15.0W] Access is only from the East bank of the Anduin and North Ithilien. This old Gondorian castle has long guarded the crossings of the Anduin, but has recently fallen against an army from the Black Gate.

Quests

Involving:

Deeds

These deeds can be advanced by visiting Cair Andros. (With exploration, defeating creatures, or completing tasks)


NPCs

The following NPCs can be found to the East this landmark:

Creatures

These creatures are encountered within Cair Andros:

Lore

Cair Andros is so named because it is shaped like a ship in the Anduin, with a "prow" at the north end that caused the river to foam on its sharp rocks.[1]
While the Morgul-host marched on Minas Tirith, a force of over 6,000 Orcs and Easterlings assaulted Cair Andros. All who could not fight were evacuated, but the defenders could not hold the island. Lord Gilgír and his family stayed until the end, and he and two of his sons were slain by Korpûrta, the First Blade of the Sûhalar. His wife, Dúneth, and their other son Tolwin escaped but were separated.[2]


References

  1. The Lord of the Rings, Appendix A, "The Númenorean Kings", "Gondor and the Heirs of Anárion", "The Stewards", Footnote 1
  2. Instance: The Tale of Tolwin


Settlements, Areas and Landmarks of Ithilien
Areas: CormallenNorth Ithilien
Settlements: Henneth AnnûnTham Periain
Landmarks: Aelin VerenBâr ArothBâr TarnaherCaladuilCair AndrosThe Cross-roadsField of CormallenUya HujûmThargelon
Interiors:
Instances: Torngroth