The Weather Hills

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Areas-icon.png The Weather Hills
Region: Lone-lands
Landmark(s): Bleakrift
Candaith's Encampment
Echad Sûl
Glumhallow
Gondrinn
Ost Alagos
Weatherfoot
Weathertop
Weatherway
Connecting
Area(s):
Lone-lands:
    Annunlos
    Nain Enidh
Bree-land:
    Chetwood
    Far Chetwood
    Nen Harn
    The Midgewater Marshes
Levels: Mainly 22 - 23
Resource tier: Journeyman
Weather Hills West.jpg


The Weather Hills is an area that spans over both Bree-land and the Lone-lands.

These hilltops cover the east-most of Bree-land, where it is named "Weather Hills", as well as the north-west of the Lone-lands, where it is named "The Weather Hills". The latter part is involved in more activities.

This is a vast and dangerous area of hilltops mainly north-west of, and including, Weathertop. Here boars, crebain, wargs, and wolves are roaming, mixed with goblin and orcs. Adventurers will never know what hazards hide behind the next rock.

Numerous ruins mark the former presence and realms of Elves and Men, and these are well worth a visit. The most notable location is Weathertop, or Amon Sûl, nothing within decent range can match its height. Any traveller is moved by its fashion and power, yet it is ruined. Recently, curious events took place at Weathertop and around this perimeter. Thus, a Ranger named Candaith has set up a safe camp with a Camp Site Fire and a swift horse. From there, he is helping adventurers on epic and other quests.

Many quests involving the Weather Hills are given at the Forsaken Inn, which serves as a good base for adventurers.


Locations

Candaith's Encampment
Weathertop
Ost Alagos
Bleakrift

Landmarks

The Lone-lands     Bree-land

Camps

Instances

NPCs

See "list of NPCs" within the area
Bree-land

HumanF.png Aggie Honeysuckle
HumanM.png Dale Sageford
HumanM.png Sam Thistlebur

The Lone-lands

HumanM.png Pengail

Quests

See "starting quests" and the landmarks for more quests
Starting in Bree-land:

Starting in the Lone-lands:

Creatures

The following creatures are found within the area:

Lore

The name among Men for the north-south range of hills that lay in central Eriador, and in ancient times marked part of the border between the lands of Arthedain and Rhudaur. Weathertop, or Amon Sûl, lay at the southern end of the range.
The most notable location is Weathertop, which is mentioned in Tolkien's works and dates back to before II 3320. While this area is dotted with ruins, none of them may be safely dated further back than early c. III 1300 when Argeleb I, the seventh king of Dúnedain, fortified this area in an attempt to return Arnor to its former glory.
While the Weather Hills are not mentioned by name in Tolkien's works, they are referred to and described, usually in connection with Weathertop. It was through these hills that Strider brought Frodo and his companions during their escape from Bree, when Gandalf chose the quicker Great East Road, and they ran past each other. Now Candaith watches over the ancient relics as a valiant Ranger of the North who hallows this formerly glorious tower.


Maps

Bree-land
Map of Bree-land Bree-land map by Varghedin

The Lone-lands
New map of the Lone-lands (Before the Shadow) Map of the Lone-lands

Gallery