Dol Dínen

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Area.png Dol Dínen
Region: The North Downs
Landmark(s): Hîsuk
Tûmat
Connecting
Area(s):
Rhunenlad
Taur Gonwaith
Levels: Mainly 30
Resource tier: Expert
Dol Dinen.jpg

Dol Dínen is an area within The North Downs. This large war-camp established by the Ongbúrz Tribe of Angmar lies in the south-east of the region.

West of the stone-trolls of Taur Gonwaith and south of Rhunenlad this coy corner of the North Downs hides some leaders of Angmar. Goblins, orcs and wargs, who are based in the common camp of Hîsuk, are fiercely guarding the Hillmen stronghold of Tûmat.

This area provides no services whatsoever, it is basically the target of quests and raids of the Rangers who need to thin the numbers of enemies and behead their leaders. Quests and creatures are aimed at level 30, mainly for fellowships. Tûmat is also the location for the skirmish Attack at Dawn.


Landmarks

These landmarks are located within Dol Dínen:

Instances

Quests

Hîsuk

Starting:

Involving:

See also the landmarks for involving quests.

Mobs

Tûmat

The following creatures are found within this area:


Lore

"Dol Dínen used to be a quiet and peaceful valley in south-eastern Arthedain, far away from wars and skirmishes. But the new invasion of the North Downs has already begun. A vanguard of Orcs and Trolls passed through the eastern Ram Dúath, supported by the Hillmen. They marched without fear through the woods and hills of Nan Amlig, past Rhunenlad, and into Dol Dínen and Nan Wathren, stamping a new road as they went. This path, marked by emblems of Angmar and watched by Wargs, links the mustering camps of Dol Dínen with their supreme commanders in Angmar.
"Once a thickly forested knot of grassy foothills, Dol Dínen is now a cradle of war. The trees have been cut down to make war machines. Profane shrines to the Enemy defile the ground. Flayed and ravenous Wargs roam the hills. Behold the Witch-king’s vision for Eriador.
"Three tribes of Orcs make up the bulk of Angmar’s armies in the North Downs. Led by two vile generals, these tribes spread out across the region in search of supplies and position. The Tarkrîp (“Man-flayers”) muster in Nan Wathren. The Blogmal slipped into Fornost to levy their own forces. The Ongbúrz prepare their Trolls and war engines in Dol Dínen.
"The Rangers of Esteldín dispatch brave souls into the burnt landscape of Dol Dínen to slay Orc-defilers and sabotage the war-machines of Angmar. But the malice of Angmar afflicts even its own. Sneak into the camps of Dol Dínen and you overhear the Ongbúrz sorcerers saying, "Let the Tarkrîp wage their war. Their victory is fleeting." For now, the Orc tribes still rival against each other. Their tenuous alliances must be undermined now before they unite in full-on invasion." — Hero's guide
The name is Sindarin for "Silent Hill" as "dol" means "hill" and "dîn" means "silent" ... but this must refer to the state of this area before the recent residents set up camp.

Maps

Map of The North downs


Gallery

The devastation wrought by the orcs is evident throughout Dol Dínen The command tent which overlooks all of Dol Dínen The barren fields of Dol Dínen One of the many camps within the orc fortress

The road to Hîsuk Siege weaponry stationed in Dol Dínen A fetid swamp among dead trees The orc encampment at Dol Dínen as seen from above


Settlements, Areas and Landmarks of The North Downs
Settlements: Amon RaithEsteldínTreasure Hunters' CampLin GiliathOthrikarTrestlebridge
Areas: AnnúndirDol DínenFields of FornostFornostGreenwayKingsfellMeluinenNan Amlug EastNan Amlug WestNan WathrenRhunenladTaur Gonwaith
Landmarks: Amlaith's ScarAmon AmrûnBarad 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 SnaresStoneheightTarkrîp Assault CampTham LornThurûmTrestlebridge GateThe TrestlespanTûmatWilliam Peake's Farm