The Dead Marshes

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The Dead Marshes is an area of swampland east of the Emyn Muil and bordered on the east by the Dagorlad plain, site of the ancient Battle of Dagorlad during the Last Alliance of Elves and Men.

see: Dagorlad or The Wastes for lands introduced later: Update 20 - Battle of the Black Gate - March 21, 2017


The Steward of Gondor has sent Artamir, son of Ilcamir, to the Dead Marshes on a mysterious errand. Unfriendly eyes have tracked him to that vile swamp, and your quest is to hurry him on before his presence causes great mischief to another important mission…
Did Frodo and Sam come this way? After concluding Artamir’s story, players can engage in a session play experience to learn what befell the two hobbits as they crossed the Dead Marshes in the company of their treacherous guide
The Dead Marshes Session Play hints at the beginning of the Dawnless Day - which occurs a week later than the session play takes place.
  • At the beginning of the session play if one turns and looks to the sky in the South-east, the ominous clouds of the Dawnless Day are beginning to rise.
The Dead Marshes are closer to Mordor than is Gondor, and north of both, hence the necessity to look to the south and the East. (See the maps for relative location information.)


She introduces you to The Master of Horses across the cave from her location.
Once accessed, you can simply return to the cave to return to The Dead Marshes.
Roughly opposite the swift horse to return you to the Caves of the Avorrim.





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The Harad Road
The Dead Marshes in relationship to the Black Gate

Category Overview

List of everything in region:

Regions of Gondor
Central Gondor • (The Dead Marshes) • Far AnórienEastern GondorMarch of the KingOld AnórienWestern Gondor
Settlements and Landmarks of The Dead Marshes
Settlements: none
Landmarks: Artamir's CampMarshland OutpostThe Nerbyg NestsThe Lake of Dead FacesHaudh Aîr
Settlements, Areas and Landmarks of Western Gondor
Settlements: Dol AmrothCalembelLothgobelMorladOst LontirTadrentDínadabAlagrantSardolLancrath
Areas: Blackroot ValeCape of BelfalasHavens of BelfalasLamedonPaths of the Dead
Landmarks: Blackroot Vale: TingobelThe Stone of ErechThe Hill of ErechLhingrothTarlang's NeckTarlang's Crown

Cape of Belfalas: CathlondNarvindon
Havens of Belfalas: Abedec's WatchAmon LontirCaves of the AvorrimEdhellondEmyn ErnilHashadîrMakham MijannNendathTol AduialTol Fennas
The Court of the PrinceThe Swan Knight's KeepDocks of Dol AmrothThe Court of the FountInzibel's WalkLibrary of SaphadzîrThe Harper's Court
Lamedon: TathrendalfThe Fallen BeaconMaegondBar ElirBandit Encampment
Paths of the Dead: Kêr IzelKêr BrasThe Shadow-watchLenn Dûskud