Stonewain Valley

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Stonewain Valley
Region: Old Anórien
Area: Talath Anor
Location: [57.8S, 18.2W]
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Location

Stonewain Valley was a long narrow straight valley in the eastern White Mountains, deep within the Drúadan Forest. Its eastern end opened just to the northwest of the Rammas Echor that encircled Minas Tirith.[1]
As at Dunharrow, two Púkel-men stand on either side of the entrance to the valley.

Lore

A road, four horses wide, had been made during the construction of Minas Anor in ancient days by the Men of Gondor, as a route from the quarries beneath Nardol to Minas Anor[2]
By the time of the War of the Ring, it was overgrown and all but forgotten. However, on 13 March T.A. 3019, King Théoden met with Ghân-buri-Ghân in the Drúadan Forest and the headman of the Woses revealed the existence of the old road. During the next day the Rohirrim used the road in Stonewain Valley to avoid the Orcs blocking the main road to come to the Battle of the Pelennor Fields.
In return, Théoden promised that the people of Rohan would no longer trouble the Drúedain and would drive away the Gorgûn (Orcs), that hunted them.[3]

References

  1. J.R.R. Tolkien, The Lord of the Rings, The Return of the King, "Map of Rohan, Gondor, and Mordor"
  2. J.R.R. Tolkien, The Lord of the Rings, The Return of the King, "The Ride of the Rohirrim"
  3. J.R.R. Tolkien, The Lord of the Rings, The Return of the King, "The Ride of the Rohirrim"


Settlements and Landmarks of Talath Anor
Settlements: Crithost
Landmarks: Talath Anor: Cair AndrosHall of CrithostParth DuinParth ForantParth GladióParth LiscEryn CordovathStonewain Valley
Settlements and Landmarks of Taur Drúadan
Settlements: Drû BhûtaWar-stead of the Rohirrim
Landmarks: Amon DînEilenachNardolNardol QuarryDrû BhûtaLuk KhakátThe Grey Wood

War-stead of the HelmingasWar-stead of the King's MenThéoden's War-steadWar-stead of the EorlingasEastern BlockadeMaudhûl Grak

Settlements, Areas and Landmarks of Old Anórien
Settlements: CrithostMinas Tirith
Areas: Minas TirithPelennorTalath Anor
Landmarks: Minas Tirith: The Old ArchivesArtists' Fellow-hallThe Black HouseBuilders' Fellow-hallBurgmens' Fellow-hallCisternsThe CitadelClothiers' Fellow-hallCraftsmen's TierDome of the SunThe Fair HallFoodmongers' Fellow-hallThe Great GateHostelers' Fellow-hallHouses of HealingHouses of LoreMasters' TierPlayers' TierHigh StablesSages' TierSmiths' Fellow-hallSoldiers' TierThe Tower of EcthelionThe White TreeWrights' Fellow-hallWorkers' Tier

Pelennor: Causeway FortsThe HillockNorth-gateSouth-gatePel ChardúnPel DúvenPel ForodPel EnaidPel TundalafRammas Echor
Talath Anor: Cair AndrosCrithostParth DuinParth GladióParth Lisc

Settlements, Areas and Landmarks of Far Anórien
Settlements: Drû BhûtaOst RimmonWar-stead of the Rohirrim
Areas: Taur DrúadanThe Beacon Hills
Landmarks: Taur Drúadan: Amon DînEilenachNardolNardol QuarryLuk KhakátThe Grey Wood

War-stead of the EorlingasWar-stead of the HelmingasWar-stead of the King's MenThéoden's War-steadEastern BlockadeMaudhûl Grak
The Beacon Hills: ErelasMin-RimmonRimmon QuarryOst RimmonCalenhadHalifirien
Firien WoodAmon HenThe Falls of RaurosMouths of the Entwash

Regions of Gondor
Central Gondor • (The Dead Marshes) • Eastern GondorOld AnórienWestern GondorFar Anórien