The Dead Spire

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The Dead Spire
Type: Monolith
Region: Bree-land
Area: Northern Barrow-downs
Location: [32.1S, 55.1W]
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The Dead Spire is a landmark within the Northern Barrow-downs in Bree-land. [32.1S, 55.1W]

This monolith is found at the centre of the Northern Barrow-downs, right in between the Old Barrows Road to the west and the Dead Man's Perch to the east. Not long ago, on September 28, III 3018, Frodo and his fellowship stopped at this place to rest for a minute; that could have become a longer rest than they wished for.


The following deeds can be obtained by visiting this location:



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The following creatures are found within this area:


This stone pillar stands amidst the barrows, pointing skyward like a warning finger. Even in the heat of the day, the stone of the Dead Spire is cold and casts no shadow.
As Frodo Baggins and his companions made their way through the Barrow-downs from the house of Tom Bombadil, they stopped to rest beside a great stone marker, the Dead Spire. Here they were overcome by the spells of the barrow-wights and taken to a barrow to be sacrificed – the barrow, it is believed, of the last prince of Cardolan: a final insult by the Witch-king of Angmar to the memory of Cardolan. The barrow was, however, reclaimed; and the barrow-wight who dwelt there was destroyed by Tom Bombadil when he came to the rescue of the hobbits. lorebook


Closeup of the Dead Spire The base of the Dead Spire

Settlements, Areas and Landmarks of the Barrow-downs
Areas: Northern Barrow-downsSouthern Barrow-downs
Landmarks: The Barrow of OrronThe Dead Man's PerchThe Dead SpireNorthern BarrowsNorthern Barrows PassOld Barrows RoadOst Gorthad
Interiors: The Barrow of RingdorThe Barrow of TaradanGoethamGwanthamHaudh IarchithHaudh MethernilHaudh NogbennHaudh TaenthondHauthamTomb of Maenadar
Instances: The Great Barrow
Settlements, Areas and Landmarks of Bree-land
Settlements: Adso's CampArchetBreeCombeStaddle
Areas: AndrathArchet DaleBarrow-downsBrandy HillsThe BrandywoodBree-land HomesteadsBucklandChetwoodEastern Bree-fieldsFar ChetwoodHengstacer FarmThe HorsefieldsThe Midgewater MarshesNen HarnNorthern Bree-fieldsOld ForestSouthern Bree-fieldsStarmere LakeWeather Hills
Landmarks: The Abandoned GraveyardBig StaddlemereBindbale's RestBlackwold HeadquartersBrandywine BridgeBrigand Cave (Cirith Nûr Encampment)Brigand's WatchCirith Nûr EncampmentCombe Lumber CampThe Crumbled CourtDogwood's FarmEverclear LakesFestival GroundsGirdley IslandGoblinhole RuinsGreenway CrossingHalecatch LakeThe Hedge MazeHillshire RuinsMarshwater FortMidgewater PassThe Mustering CaveOld Bauman's FarmThe Old Greenway FortOld Sweetgrass FarmOst AlagosOst BarandorOst BaranorOutlaw's HavenPierson's FarmThe Quince FarmsteadSaeradan's CabinSilverwellSkunkwood's FarmSnarling HollowSouth-guard RuinsStaddle FallsStump FieldSunken StonesSvalfang's HutThornley's Work SiteTorthanns CampWeatherwayWolf DenWoodsedge RuinsThe Yellow Tree
Interiors: Sprigley's CellarBrigand Cave
Instances: Reniolind's Hideout