Warning beacons of Gondor

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The northern line of Warning Beacons of Gondor


Two lines of beacons eminate from Minas Tirith. The northern beacons run along the Great West Road on the northern slopes of the White Mountains. T
From nearest to Minas Tirith to nearest to Rohan, these were Amon Dîn, Eilenach, Nardol, Erelas, Min-Rimmon, Calenhad and Halifirien (or Amon Anwar). This has been estimated to be a distance of roughly 150 miles.
  • Lighting the Northern Beacons in the LOTR Movie (You Tube) -- which, while impressive cinematography, represents yet another place where Director Peter Jackson took significant artistic liberties with Tolkien's narrative. These northern beacons are never lit in Tolkien's Trilogy. Nor does a beacon exist in Minas Tirith (Mount Mindolluin).
In the Trilogy, the call for aid, from Gondor to Rohan is described as the delivery of the Red-Arrow to Théoden in Dunharrow where the Rohirrim were already mustered. The Trilogy does mention the southern beacons being lit to Belfalas.
The delivery of this War-arrow signaled to Aragorn it was time to leave on his errand while Théoden King led the Rohirrim to the aid of Minas Tirith.
The southern beacons run from Minas Tirith to the Havens of Belfalas, Lamedon, and Dol Amroth in Western Gondor.

The Southern line of Beacons

in Western Gondor

As the LOTRO story line progresses into Western Gondor, we are following Aragorn's passage through the Paths of the Dead.
At this time in the trillogy, all of the southern beacons (those in Western Gondor) are lit and the Red-Arrow has been delivered to Théoden in Dunharrow the night of March 7-8 TA 3019.
The last of the southern beacons, (i.e. most northern one), in this area is in Lamedon -- The Fallen Beacon [71.4S, 54.5W] -- next in line is Maegond [72.8S, 58.4W], then into the Havens of Belfalas where we find Nendath [75.2S, 61.5W] and Amon Lontir [74.3S, 66.2W] outside Dol Amroth.

in Central Gondor

In LOTRO, as you progress northward from Dol Amroth to Minas Tirith, the southern line of beacons from Minas Tirith to Dol Amroth crosses through Central Gondor and the areas of the Ringló Vale, Dor-en-Ernil and Lebennin. There are three beacons here:

in Eastern Gondor

The remaining two beacons (those closest to Minas Tirith) are found in the regions of Upper Lebennin and Lossarnach, completing the southern line of beacons:

The Northern line of Beacons

In LOTRO, the northern line of beacons is revealed in update 18.

in Far Anórien

Beginning in Taur Drúadan
The Beacon at Halifirien
and progressing through The Beacon Hills to Beaconwatch in the Eastfold of West Rohan
The tomb of Elendil is found on the summit of Halifirien.
"And before that place, the Oath of Eorl between Rohan and Gondor was forged so that in time of great need one would come to the other's aid, as brothers in blood and mind."
-- Guthláf - The Tomb at Halifirien


The Beacons of Gondor
Southern Line (from Minas Tirith to Dol Amroth): Minlos | Sirthanc | Amon Anglebed | Dol Brannor | Eilendoth | The Fallen Beacon | Maegond | Nendath | Amon Lontir
Northern Line (from Minas Tirith to Beaconwatch): Amon Dîn | Eilenach | Nardol | Erelas | Min-Rimmon | Calenhad | Halifirien