|Region:||The North Downs|
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.
These landmarks are located within Dol Dínen:
-  The Iron Collar - Loot drop
-  Master of the Black Tide - Fellowship
-  Weakening the Tide - Fellowship
-  Siegecraft - Fellowship
-  Warg-master - Fellowship
-  Masters of the Black Siege - Fellowship
-  Ravaging Orc-bounty - Fellowship
-  Forced into Service
-  Shattering the Alliance
-  Captains of the Black Tide - Fellowship
See also the landmarks for involving quests.
The following creatures are found within this area:
- Captain Dombrî
- Captain Shum-batar
- Ongbúrz Battle-master
- Ongbúrz Berserker
- Ongbúrz Bone-smasher
- Ongbúrz Bone-speaker
- Ongbúrz Combatant
- Ongbúrz Iron-fist
- Ongbúrz Man-slayer
- Ongbúrz Rock-heaver
- Ongbúrz Sharp-eye
- Ongbúrz Skirmisher
- Ongbúrz Slicer
- Ongbúrz Spear-tosser
- Ongbúrz Warg-keeper
- Pakonka, Siege-master
- Roaming Warg
- "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.
|Settlements, Areas and Landmarks of The North Downs|
|Settlements:||Amon Raith • Esteldín • Treasure Hunters' Camp • Lin Giliath • Othrikar • Trestlebridge|
|Areas:||Annúndir • Dol Dínen • Fields of Fornost • Fornost • Greenway • Kingsfell • Meluinen • Nan Amlug East • Nan Amlug West • Nan Wathren • Rhunenlad • Taur Gonwaith|
|Landmarks:||Amlaith's Scar • Amon Amrûn • Barad Eithel • Barad Harn • Barad Narthan • Dol Nendír • Etten Caves • The Evendim Gate • Falconer's Tower • Fashat Laug • Gatson's Farm • Gatson's South Fields • Glírost • Gurzlum • Haudh Eglan • Hîgropor • Hîsuk • Hrizgur • Kamskut • Kar Lak • Merenost • Minas Vrûn • Mincham's Camp • Nan Wathren Eastern Pass • Nan Wathren Western Pass • Nathan Hodge's Farm • Norbury Gates • Ost Crithlanc • Ost Galumar • Ost Lagoros • Ost Nuaran • Rusfold • Skirmish Camp • The Snares • Stoneheight • Tarkrîp Assault Camp • Tham Lorn • Thurûm • Trestlebridge Gate • The Trestlespan • Tûmat • William Peake's Farm|