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Type: Ruins
Region: Trollshaws
Area: The Angle of Mitheithel
Location: [44.6S, 22.9W]

Thelgarth is a landmark within the Angle of Mitheithel, in the Trollshaws. [44.6S, 22.9W]

The stronghold of Thelgarth was being built when Sauron emerged to attack Gondor, sparking the War of the Last Alliance, and when the survivors returned some years later, the Amonedain that fought alongside the Free Peoples were permitted to remain in the Angle. They helped finish the construction of Thelgarth, which became a bulwark against an attack from the south that never came.

The threat instead would come from the north, when the kingdom of Arnor splintered into the three petty-kingdoms of Arthedain, Cardolan, and Rhudaur. When this last fell under the sway of the Witch-king's corruption, the citadel of Thelgarth held out the longest, serving as the seat of its surviving Dúnadan kings even in the face of Angmar's growing evil. When the king of Rhudaur and all of his household, save one, were murdered at the command of the Witch-king, the last princess of Rhudaur secretly sheltered in Thelgarth.

But plague and the rising power of Angmar would spell doom for the Dúnedain. In 1637, Angmarim cultists threw down the walls of Thelgarth and slaughtered its defenders in a massacre that came to be known as the Night of Red Waters. The Angle remained desolate for hundreds of years after that. But in time, half-orcs and brigands crept into the abandoned ruins of Thelgarth, unaware of its long and troubled history.






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During quests only:

DunlendingM.png Cariad
Ranger.png Helchon
ElfM.png Ravaedron