The Dead Marshes

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Area.png The Dead Marshes
Region: Western Gondor
Landmark(s): Artamir's Camp
Haudh Aîr
Marshland Outpost
The Lake of Dead Faces
The Nerbyg Nests
Connecting
Area(s):
Havens of Belfalas
The Noman-lands
Levels: Mainly 100
The Dead Marshes.jpg


Location

The Dead Marshes is an area located west of the Wastes but attached to the Western Gondor region.

The Marshes are a desolate swampland located between the Emyn Muil and the Wastes, enclosed and made maze-like by giant impassable reeds. They are haunted by Fell Spirits, and recently Orcs have come here as well. For gameplay purposes, the Marshes are considered part of Western Gondor because they are first accessed by taking a swift horse from the Cave of the Avorrim in the Havens of Belfalas. [74.3S, 68.0W]

To gain permission to use the swift horse, one must accept Far From Home from Dorthaneth and speak to the Master of Horses. The horse goes to Artamir's Camp.[30.3S, 11.5W] Near Artamir's Camp, the Dead Marshes are also connected to the western border of the Noman-lands through a gap in the reeds.[30.2S, 11.3W][36.9S, 15.7W]

Landmarks

These landmarks are located within the Dead Marshes:

NPCs

See list of all NPCs within The Dead Marshes

Quests

  1. [100] Far From Home
  2. [100] The Orcs Have Orders
  3. [100] Danger in the Marshes
  4. [100] Fruits of Their Labour
  5. [100] Missing in the Marshes
  6. [100] Interlude: Passage of the Marshes

The following quests can be completed independently from the above quest chain:

Warband Quests:


Creatures

The following creatures are found within this area:


Maps

Map of the Dead Marshes

Lore

Denethor, Steward]] of Gondor has sent Artamir, son of Ilcamir, to the Dead Marshes on a mysterious errand. Unfriendly eyes have tracked him to that vile swamp, and Lady Galadriel has sent messages to the Avorrim indicating this Man of Gondor must not draw the attention of the Orcs to that place. Someone must hurry him on before his presence causes great mischief to another important mission.[1][2]
Fumes rise above Mordor to the south-east, and will soon spread over Gondor and Rohan, obscuring the sun in what will be known as the Dawnless Day.[3][4][5]
Frodo and Sam did in fact travel through the marshes about a week before, guided by Gollum. However, it is impossible to find any certain proof of their passage.[6][7][5]

References

  1. Far From Home
  2. The Orcs Have Orders
  3. J.R.R. Tolkien, The Lord of the Rings, The Return of the King, "The Siege of Gondor"
  4. J.R.R. Tolkien, The Lord of the Rings, The Return of the King, "The Muster of Rohan"
  5. a b J.R.R. Tolkien, The Lord of the Rings, Appendix B, "The Great Years"
  6. J.R.R. Tolkien, The Lord of the Rings, The Two Towers, "The Passage of the Marshes"
  7. Interlude: Passage of the Marshes



Settlements, Areas and Landmarks of Western Gondor
Settlements: Dol AmrothCalembelLothgobelMorladOst LontirTadrentDínadabAlagrantSardolLancrath
Areas: Blackroot Vale (Tarlang's Crown) • (Tarlang's Neck)Cape of BelfalasThe Dead MarshesHavens of BelfalasLamedonPaths of the Dead
Landmarks: Blackroot Vale: TingobelThe Stone of ErechThe Hill of ErechLhingroth

Cape of Belfalas: CathlondNarvindon
Havens of Belfalas: Abedec's WatchAmon LontirCaves of the AvorrimEdhellondEmyn ErnilHashadîrMakham MijannNendathTol AduialTol Fennas
The Court of the PrinceThe Swan Knight's KeepDocks of Dol AmrothThe Court of the FountInzibel's WalkLibrary of SaphadzîrThe Harper's Court
Lamedon: TathrendalfThe Fallen BeaconMaegondBar ElirBandit Encampment
Paths of the Dead: Kêr IzelKêr BrasThe Shadow-watchLenn Dûskud