Blackroot Vale

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This page is about Blackroot Vale immediately before the Battle of Pelennor Fields. For Blackroot Vale after the Midsummer wedding of Aragorn and Arwen, see Blackroot Vale (King's Gondor)
Blackroot Vale
Region: Western Gondor
Landmark(s): Tingobel
The Stone of Erech
The Hill of Erech
Paths of the Dead
Tingobel Mine
Settlement(s): Morlad
Paths of the Dead
Tarlang's Crown
Tarlang's Neck
Levels: Mainly 95 - 97
Resource tier: Westemnet (T9)

Blackroot Vale is an area within Western Gondor.

Called Morthond in the tongue of the Elves, the Vale lies at the feet of the White Mountains and the Dwimorberg, to the south of Kingstead and West Rohan. The Morthond river runs through green gorges making its way towards the Bay of Belfalas. On a rise in the central area of the Vale, the Stone of Erech was placed by Isildur in an age long past.
The Men of the Blackroot Vale are renowned for their skills with the bow. The Steward of the Vale resides in the mountain-village of Morlad. The Lord of the Vale, Duinhir, has been called to Minas Tirith to help defend the White City against the imminent attack from Mordor.
We first visited the area during the 2nd Age in the Instance: At the Stone of Erech (which used a different much larger map). The area was surrounded by thick woods, with Gondorian ruins on the nearby cliffs, and waterfalls coming from a nearby river.


The view of the vale from Morlad
Blackroot Vale at sunrise

The following settlements are found within this area:


These landmarks are located within the Blackroot Vale:


The following deeds can be advanced by visiting this place:




The following creatures are found within this area:



Blackroot Vale