The North Downs

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North Downs

North Downs is a region found within the land of Eriador.

Little is said about the North Downs but it has always been the realm of noble Men of Arnor. It is always mentioned as lesser than Evendim and as the darker contrast to Gondor, connected to the struggles with the nearby Angmar and its Witch-king.

The hidden fortress of Esteldín serves as the capital of the North Downs, being the headquarters of the Rangers under Halbarad's command, kinsman of Aragorn. Recently the town of Trestlebridge was under a fierce attack by grim orcs, but this turned out to be only a spur while the Enemy overran Fornost, Dol Dínen, and other long since unused ruins. Elves have always upheld a refuge in Lin Giliath and dwarves have mined silver in Othrikar, where we meet the legendary Gildor Inglorion and Dori respectively.


The North Downs Locations

Locations found within the region of The North Downs are listed below.

Areas-icon.png Areas

Greenway


Settlements-icon.png Settlements

Esteldín


Point of Interest-icon.png Landmarks

Falconer's Tower


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Nellie Boskins' House


Instances

Fornost


Connected Locations

The North Downs Quests

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For more detail, see The North Downs Quests
The North Downs Quests(13 C, 1 P)

The North Downs Deeds

Deed Type Virtue Experience Title(r) LP(r) Rep Faction Details
Deeds of the North Downs Meta +2000 1,200 Rangers of Esteldín Complete 2 meta deeds and 1 quest deed
Explorer of the North Downs Meta +2000 900 Rangers of Esteldín Complete 4 explorer deeds
Slayer of the North Downs Meta +2000 900 Rangers of Esteldín Complete 6 slayer deeds in the North Downs
Strongholds Exploration Explorer +2000 5 500 Rangers of Esteldín Find the 5 strongholds in North Downs
The Eastern Ruins Explorer +2000 5 500 Rangers of Esteldín Find the 5 Eastern ruins
The Villages of the Earth-kin Explorer +2000 5 500 Rangers of Esteldín Find the 4 Earth-kin villages
The Western Ruins Explorer +2000 5 500 Rangers of Esteldín Find the 7 Western ruins
Treasure of the North Downs Explorer +2000 Treasure Seeker of The North Downs 10 900 Rangers of Esteldín Find 12 ancient treasures in the North Downs
Of Glories Long Past Quest +2000 10 300 Rangers of Esteldín Complete 15 quests in the North Downs
Of Glories Long Past (Advanced) Quest +2000 10 500 Rangers of Esteldín Complete 30 quests in the North Downs
Of Glories Long Past (Final) Quest +4000 15 700 Rangers of Esteldín Complete 45 quests in the North Downs
Roving Threats: The North Downs' Roving Enemies Quest +2000 Roving Defender of The North Downs 5 900 Rangers of Esteldín Complete 3 Roving Threat quests
Goblin-slayer Slayer Cleaver of Goblins 5 500 Rangers of Esteldín Defeat 60 goblins in the North Downs
Goblin-slayer (Advanced) Slayer +2000 10 700 Rangers of Esteldín Defeat 120 goblins in the North Downs
Orc-slayer Slayer Hero/Heroine of the North Downs 5 500 Rangers of Esteldín Defeat 60 orcs in the North Downs
Orc-slayer (Advanced) Slayer +2000 10 700 Rangers of Esteldín Defeat 120 orcs in the North Downs
Redeemer Slayer Foe of Night 5 500 Rangers of Esteldín Defeat 60 shades in the North Downs
Redeemer (Advanced) Slayer +2000 10 700 Rangers of Esteldín Defeat 120 shades in the North Downs
Troll-slayer Slayer Troll-hewer 5 500 Rangers of Esteldín Defeat 40 trolls in the North Downs
Troll-slayer (Advanced) Slayer +2000 10 700 Rangers of Esteldín Defeat 80 trolls in the North Downs
Warg-slayer Slayer Warg-foe 5 500 Rangers of Esteldín Defeat 60 wargs in the North Downs
Warg-slayer (Advanced) Slayer +2000 10 700 Rangers of Esteldín Defeat 120 wargs in the North Downs
Worm-slayer Slayer Worm-slayer 5 500 Rangers of Esteldín Defeat 60 worms in the North Downs
Worm-slayer (Advanced) Slayer +2000 10 700 Rangers of Esteldín Defeat 120 worms in the North Downs
Totals (without Treasure & Roving Threats) : +34000 145 12,500 Rangers of Esteldín
Totals (Treasure & Roving Threats) : +4000 15 1,800 Rangers of Esteldín
For more detail, see The North Downs Deeds

The North Downs Titles

For all titles obtainable for this region, see The North Downs Titles
The North Downs Titles(2 C, 3 P)

The North Downs Reputations


The North Downs Creatures

The North Downs Creatures(256 P, 1 F)

Creature Shard Drops

Each of these creatures is the rare, signature, tougher, named version and all have a high chance to drop a rare shard used in crafting.

Roving Threats

The following Roving Threat Creatures are found roaming this region:

Crafting

Crafting Tier(s):

Journeyman (T2): Barrow-iron Deposit, Silver Deposit, Ash Branches, Medium Hide, Broken Urn
Expert (T3): Rich Iron Deposit, Gold Deposit, Yew Branches, Sturdy Hide, Antique Vase

Crafting Location(s):

Nan Amlug East, Nan Amlug West, Nan Wathren, Rhunenlad
Taur Gonwaith

Crafting Facilities:

Craft-hall of Esteldín
All crafting areas contain facilities for all Professions except Farming.
All facilities qualify as "standard" and "superior".
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Lore

Of the earliest history little is known but that in the first millennium of the Second Age many Númenóreans lived there; how many and how widespread is unknown. Arnor was founded by Elendil in II 3320 but the North Downs remained less important during this period. After many unfortunate centuries the 10th High King, Eärendur, died in III 861 and Arnor was torn in three by his sons.

Out of Arnor Arthedain was founded by Amlaith, the eldest son and he moved from Annúminas in Evendim and made Fornost the capital city; eventually the North Downs saw some glory. Six hundred years later the Witch-king attacked Fornost, after his victory in the Lone-lands, but failed. Yet again, five hundred years later (III 1974) his forces out of Angmar managed to capture Fornost, but only for a year until an army of Gondor defeated his numbers, but the Witch-king escaped.

At the capture of Fornost King Arvedui fled to Forochel but died in the ice masses. The North-kingdom ended and the North Downs was destitute and spent. However, out of the ruins the Rangers of the North was founded by Arvedui's eldest son, Aranarth, who became Chieftain of the Dúnedain. Today the North Downs hosts these Rangers at Esteldín, while Aragorn, their 16th Chieftain, follows a well known hobbit at a very secret quest in the east.

Maps

Map of the North Downs Map of the North Downs Topography

Detailed Maps

Map of North Downs POIs Map of North Downs Named Creatures Map of North Downs Artifacts Map of North Downs Mass Resource Area

Gallery


Settlements, Areas and Landmarks of The North Downs
Areas: AnnúndirDol DínenFields of FornostFornostGreenwayKingsfellMeluinenNan Amlug EastNan Amlug WestNan WathrenRhunenladTaur Gonwaith
Settlements: Amon RaithEsteldínTreasure Hunters' CampLin GiliathOthrikarTrestlebridge
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
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Regions within the Land of Eriador
AngmarBree-landDunlandEnedwaithEred LuinEregionEttenmoorsEvendimForochelThe Lone-landsThe Misty MountainsThe North DownsThe ShireThe Trollshaws