Ravenhill

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Ravenhill
Type: Guard post
Region: Eryn Lasgalen and the Dale-lands
Area: The Dale-lands
Location: [26.6N, 29.1W]
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Location

Ravenhill is a landmark within the Dale-lands in Eryn Lasgalen and the Dale-lands. [26.6N, 29.1W]

Ravenhill was an outlying hill beneath the height of Erebor, the Lonely Mountain. It stood at the end of a ridge of high ground extending southwards from the mountain itself, overlooking the River Running and the valley of Dale.[1] The Dwarves built a guard-post there, above which the Ravens resided,

Deeds

The following deeds can be advanced by visiting this location:

Where they scouted the slopes of the Mountain
There lies all that is left of Dale,” said Balin.” “From Ravenhill, they could see the grey ruins of ancient houses, towers and walls.

Quests

NPCs

Unexpected Company

Creatures

Little Bear Ganker is also found in many locations around middle earth.

Lore

The Dwarves of Erebor have historically had a strong friendship with the Ravens. Today, Dís tends the remnants of that frienship of old as best she may.

The Dwarves of Erebor built a guard-post on the hill, about five hours march from the Front Gate to the Mountain,[2] and above its chamber for many years lived friendly intelligent ravens, like Carc. It was they, and the ravens of hill, that gave it its name.[2]

In T.A. 2941[3] Thorin and Company made their first camp north of the hill as they reached Erebor.[4] Much later the Company returned to Ravenhill when they made their escape from the Mountain. After spending one night in the rock chamber on the hill the thrush that they had last seen on the "Doorstep" came to them. When Balin wished that it was a raven the thrush flew off and brought back Roäc, who gave them the news of the death of Smaug and the approach of the Elves and Lake-men.[5]

In the Battle of Five Armies the Elves, Gandalf, and Bilbo Baggins took a stand on Ravenhill.J.R.R. Tolkien, The Hobbit, "The Clouds Burst" Knocked senseless, Bilbo woke up in this same place the next morning (having not been found since he had been wearing the Ring when he was struck down).J.R.R. Tolkien, The Hobbit, "The Return Journey"

Gallery

References

  1. 1.0 1.1 J.R.R. Tolkien, The Hobbit, "On the Doorstep"
  2. ↑ 3.0 3.1 J.R.R. Tolkien, The Hobbit, "The Gathering of the Clouds"
  3. J.R.R. Tolkien, The Lord of the Rings, Appendix B, "The Third Age"
  4. 1.0 1.1 J.R.R. Tolkien, The Hobbit, "On the Doorstep"
  5. ↑ 3.0 3.1 J.R.R. Tolkien, The Hobbit, "The Gathering of the Clouds"


Settlements, Areas and Landmarks of Eryn Lasgalen and the Dale-lands
Settlements: DaleEreborFelegothLake-townLoeglond
Areas: The Dale-landsEryn LasgalenLong Lake
Landmarks: Bendburn • The Bones of SmaugBridgethorpCaras TilionEldbyEsgaroth-of-oldThe Forest GateGarthnessGlad ThawGwígarImnagathRavenhillRefugee CampsSecret Door to Erebor
StrandingTay YoldashTham AeldésTham AeldírTham TaerdolTholkátTorech EmelUrûshobaWardman's Way