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|Landmark(s):||Dark Door |
|Levels:||Mainly 85 - 87|
|Resource tier:||Westemnet (T9)|
Kingstead is an area within West Rohan.
- For nearly thirty years, from atop Edoras, beloved Théoden King has ruled Kingstead and the entire Mark. In recent months, Gríma Wormtongue's whispering counsel has made the once-beloved King increasingly feeble and suspicious. Now, word of his son Théodred's death has sunk Théoden into a dark and profound depression.
- Home to Edoras and Théoden King, Kingstead is the first division in Western Rohan and focuses primarily on the untold stories of Éowyn as she struggles to send her people to safety in Dunharrow, far from the hostility growing on the plains of Rohan. Éowyn’s strength as both a leader and a shield-maiden will serve her well as you work alongside her to protect the people of Rohan.
- It features Edoras, Dunharrow, The Dark Door, and the winding Stair of the Hold flanked by the mysterious Púkel-men.
- Kingstead begins with a town preparing to evacuate, a theme that defines the remainder of the content in the division. While the White Hand’s influence is felt less this close to Meduseld, Kingstead still faces strong opposition from Saruman’s forces as well as a foe long-thought defeated in the form of grim Orcs of the White Mountains. As war weighs heavily on these lands, the Thanes and rulers of each settlement must either summon the courage to press on through dire times or be crushed utterly by the horrors of war.
- Kingstead, royal Riding of the Mark, is among the most fertile and pleasant of all Rohan's provinces. Stretches of rich green grassland and farms are scattered between the rivers Snowbourn and Swiftwater, where the land grows damp and marshy, dotted with willow trees.
- The royal Riding of the Mark is among the most fertile and pleasant regions of Rohan. Green grasslands with scattered farms and crofts can be found between the rivers Snowbourn and Swiftwater. At its southern end, along the White Mountains, woods of oak and pine cover the hills.
- On a large hill stands Edoras, the greatest city of the Eorlingas, where reigns Théoden, son of Thengel, from the Golden Hall of Meduseld. Before the city itself stretch the Barrowfields, where sleep the Kings of Rohan in death.
- Behind Edoras, the valley of Harrowdale follows the Snowbourn deep into the White Mountains. Harrowdale was once plagued by Orcs that were wiped out over a century ago by King Folca the Hunter. Some whisper, however, that not all the Orcs were slain, and that some are biding their time, waiting for a chance to exact vengeance upon the Mark.
- A winding trail leads into the heights, arriving eventually at the high plateau of Dunharrow. Beyond the dark wood of Dimholt lies the Dark Door, but the paths beyond are no longer traveled by mortal men.
The following settlements are found within this area:
- Edoras Stable-master [60.8S, 74.2W]
- Entwade Stable-master [56.0S, 65.9W]
- Middlemead Stable-master [53.7S, 72.5W]
- Underharrow Stable-master [66.9S, 73.8W]
These landmarks are located within Kingstead:
- Folcbur's Homestead [56.0S, 72.0W]
- Upbourn [65.5S, 72.9W] - farm with Milestone
- Dunharrow [71.2S, 71.2W] - Rohirrim evacuation camp with Milestone
- Dimholt [72.3S, 69.7W] - a pass
- Dark Door [73.3S, 69.3W]
- Pendlac's Farm [61.4S, 67.8W]
- Bosa's Farm [53.7S, 68.6W]
The following deeds can be advanced by visiting this place:
The following creatures are found within this area:
- Dunlending Archer
- Dunlending Raider
- Dunlending Warrior
- Eastemnet Boar
- Eastfold Boar
- Harrowing Warg
- Kingstead Bull
- Kingstead Cow
- Kingstead Deer
- Kingstead Plains-goat
- Rashat-hai Berserker
- Rashat-hai Black-arrow
- Rashat-hai Defiler
- Rashat-hai Lurker
- Rashat-hai Warrior
- Roving Warg
- Spying Craban
- Uruk-hai Ambusher
- Uruk-hai Black Arrow
- Uruk-hai Pillager
- Uruk-hai Raider
- Uruk-hai Warrior
Detail maps of Kingstead
|Settlements and Landmarks of Kingstead
|Settlements:||Dunharrow • Edoras • Entwade • Middlemead • Underharrow|
|Landmarks:||Dark Door • Dimholt • Bosa's Farm • Folcbur's Homestead • Pendlac's Farm • Upbourn|
|Settlements, Areas and Landmarks of West Rohan
|Areas:||Broadacres • Deeping-coomb • Eastfold • Entwood • Kingstead • Stonedeans • Westfold|
|Settlements:||Aldburg • Beaconwatch • Brockbridge • Dunharrow • Edoras • Entwade • Fenmarch • Gapholt • Grimslade • Helm's Deep • Middlemead • Oserley • Stoke • Tordag's Camp • Underharrow • Woodhurst • Derndingle|
|Landmarks:||Broadacres: Bardh-dorám • Direnfirel • Eastern Fangorn • Snagfen • Stoke • Tordag's Camp • Torsbury / Eastfold: Everholt • Folde Farm • Gris-shâtroful • Dorr-shâtroful / Entwood: The Easeful Mead • Wellinghall • Derndingle / Kingstead: Bosa's Farm • The Dark Door • Dimholt • Dunharrow • Folcbur's Homestead • Gurz-shâpol • Harrowdale • Meduseld • Pendlac's Farm • Upbourn / Stonedeans: Flodgeheld • Madh-fushaum • Mate Isernore • Orlag Den • The Roaring Hills • Wid Isernore / Westfold: Erkenbrand's Refuge • The Fords of Isen • Fushum Raus • The Hornburg • Lufût-mos• Marton • Marton Farmlands • Marton's Refugees • Shatorthum • The Staging Camp|