|Landmark(s):||Dol Vaeg |
The Last Bridge
South Trollshaws - Trollshaws
South Downs - Cardolan
|Levels:||Mainly 28 - 29|
Talath Gaun is an area within the Lone-lands, in the eastern region.
This area embraces the Great East Road from about Ost Guruth and past the Last Bridge, embracing river Hoarwell. The area is hilly, wild, and dotted with small ruins. In its south-western section a tribe of Ogres (giants) have lived since ancient times, bothering none and caring little for the 'small folks' travelling to and fro.
Travellers should not stray from the road or they will face boars, crebain, orcs, wargs, and other lethal creatures. Recently some hearty members of the Eglain have set up camp at Dol Vaeg, a ruin north of the road, in an effort to press back the recent evilness. There a Travelling Vendor provides some services, as well as quest givers.
See "list of NPCs" within the area
See "starting quests" and the landmarks for more quests
-  An Offering of Peace
The following creatures are found within the area:
- Foul Warg
- Gore-crow Sentinel
- Gore-crow Spotter
- Half-orc Waylayer
- Lethal Tarkrîp
- Sturdy Long-tusk
- Tarkrîp Seeker
- Warg Scrub-stalker
- Lone-lands Fox
- Silver-neck Buck
- Silver-neck Doe
- After some days travel from the Weathertop, on III 3018 October 13:
- "They hurried along with all the speed they could make, and after a mile or two they saw the Last Bridge ahead, at the bottom of a short steep slope. They dreaded to see black figures waiting there, but they saw none. Strider made them take cover in a thicket at the side of the Road, while he went forward to explore.
- "Before long he came hurrying back. 'I can see no sign of the enemy,' he said, 'and I wonder very much what that means. But I have found something very strange.' He held out his hand, and showed a single pale-green jewel. 'I found it in the mud in the middle of the Bridge,' he said. 'It is a beryl, an elf-stone. Whether it was set there, or let fall by chance, I cannot say; but it brings hope to me. I will take it as a sign that we may pass the Bridge; but beyond that I dare not keep to the Road, without some clearer token.'
- "At once they went on again. They crossed the Bridge in safety, hearing no sound but the water swirling against its three great arches." — The Fellowship of the Ring, by Tolkien
Little marsh off the Hoarwell in Talath Gaun
Wargs and Crebain have nestled inside these old ruins in eastern Talath Gaun
|Settlements, Areas and Landmarks of the Lone-lands
|Areas:||Agamaur • Annunlos • Garth Agarwen • Haragmar • Harloeg • Minas Eriol • Nain Enidh • Talath Gaun • The Weather Hills|
|Settlements:||The Forsaken Inn • Ost Guruth|
|Landmarks:||Amon Ros • Barad Iachiant • Bleakrift • Candaith's Encampment • The Circle of Blood • Dol Vaeg • Echad Sûl • Eglain Camp • Garth Agarwen Gate • Glumhallow • Gondrinn • Ivar's Crypt • The Last Bridge • The Lornspan • Mitheithel • Mithrenost • Naerost • Nan Dhelu • Nindor • Ost Cyrn • Ost Haer • Ost Laden • The Outer Gates • Skirmish Camp • Spring of the Red Maid • Thandobel • Tornstones • Weatherfoot • Weathertop|
|Interiors:||Barad Dhorn • The Forsaken Inn • The Lore-tower|
|Instances:||Garth Agarwen: Arboretum • Barrows • Fortresss / Other: Stand at Amon Sûl • Inn of the Forsaken|