|Region:||The North Downs|
|Dol Dínen |
Nen Harn - Bree-land
|Levels:||Mainly 28 - 30|
Taur Gonwaith is an area within The North Downs in the south-eastern region.
Just east of the ancient town of Merenost, between Meluinen and Dol Dínen, lies an area of forest and boulders, hollows and humps, which is Taur Gonwaith. The trail into Dol Dínen over the narrow mountain pass is guarded by sluggish but strong Stone-trolls to the west, but goblins and wargs to the east, whichever dining table an adventurer prefer to become presented at.
Recently the Stone-trolls returned to this area with multiplied strength, likely in part to the Hill-men of Angmar that have allied with them, threatening the elves of Melunien. Whether they dwell well with the nearby orcs and goblins the tale does not tell, but they trouble the residents of Lin Giliath, the closest settlement with a stable. The Etten Caves is a public dungeon for level 32-33 fellowships and the area is popular for troll-slayer wannabees, but it does not provide any services whatsoever.
This public dungeon located within Taur Gonwaith:
-  Disarming the Valley
-  The Wayward Companion
-  The Stolen Ornament
-  The Greed of Trolls - Small Fellowship - Special Event
- See also Etten Caves for involving quests.
The following creatures are found within this area:
- Hillmen Defender
- Ongbúrz Slicer
- Ongbúrz Spear-tosser
- Roaming Warg
- Rock-troll Hurler
- Rock-troll Brawler
- Lakes Peeper
- Marsh Snake
- The name may well mean "Forest stone-people" as "taur" is Sindarin for "forest", "gond" means "stone", and "gwaith" means "people". Indeed a fitting name for the rumbling residents of this area.
|Settlements, Areas and Landmarks of The North Downs|
|Settlements:||Amon Raith • Esteldín • Treasure Hunters' Camp • Lin Giliath • Othrikar • Trestlebridge|
|Areas:||Annúndir • Dol Dínen • Fields of Fornost • Fornost • Greenway • Kingsfell • Meluinen • Nan Amlug East • Nan Amlug West • Nan Wathren • Rhunenlad • Taur Gonwaith|
|Landmarks:||Amlaith's Scar • Amon Amrûn • Barad Eithel • Barad Harn • Barad Narthan • Dol Nendír • Etten Caves • The Evendim Gate • Falconer's Tower • Fashat Laug • Gatson's Farm • Gatson's South Fields • Glírost • Gurzlum • Haudh Eglan • Hîgropor • Hîsuk • Hrizgur • Kamskut • Kar Lak • Merenost • Minas Vrûn • Mincham's Camp • Nan Wathren Eastern Pass • Nan Wathren Western Pass • Nathan Hodge's Farm • Norbury Gates • Ost Crithlanc • Ost Galumar • Ost Lagoros • Ost Nuaran • Rusfold • Skirmish Camp • The Snares • Stoneheight • Tarkrîp Assault Camp • Tham Lorn • Thurûm • Trestlebridge Gate • The Trestlespan • Tûmat • William Peake's Farm|