|Area:||The Angle of Mitheithel|
The stronghold of Eitheldir, the Well-watch, was built above the crossings of the Hoarwell to keep safe the passage to Lindon during the Second Age. However, the keep itself was to be the site of a grievous defeat during the War of the Elves and Sauron, when the fearless captain Oranoril lured the armies of Sauron to the fortress, where she and her company met their deaths.
And yet Oranoril's sacrifice is not remembered as a defeat, as it was by her actions and those of her chosen warriors that many of the Eldar were able to flee to the newly-founded haven of Imladris, where they survived the depravities of Sauron, and regrouped for the counterattack that would eventually lead to his downfall for a time.
These deeds can be advanced by exploring Eitheldir:
These creatures are encountered at this location:
View to the north from Eitheldir
View to the west from Eitheldir
|Settlements and Landmarks of The Angle of Mitheithel |
(Requires the Quest Pack: Rangers and Ruins)
|Settlements:||Gaerond • Tham Lumren • Tornhad|
|Landmarks:||Abandoned Burrow • Cuan-lûth Refuge • Eitheldir • Fernbrake Cot • Glynafon • Ost Waeren • Thelgarth|
|Interiors:||Cuan-lûth Refuge • Fernbrake Cot|