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Brambles of Mordor

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In [[Mordor]] there was [[Gorgoroth]], where the furnace and forge of the Ring lord [[Sauron]] were held. It was bragged that nothing grew on said poisoned land, but the ''[[Red Book of Westmarch]]'' says that there were some plants that did grow there. In sheltered places twisted tree-forms and stunted grey grasses grew. The leaves were shrivelled with Sulphur vapour and maggot hatchlings. Nowhere in [[Middle-earth]] did brambles ever grow so large and fierce. These Brambles of Mordor were ugly with foot-long thorns, which were barbed and sharp as the knives of the [[orcs]] that came from Mordor. They sprawled over the land like coils of steel wire. They were truly the flowers of Mordor, for thy represented Mordor exactly; cruel, fierce, and disgusting.
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'''Brambles of [[Mordor]]''' were ugly with foot-long thorns, which were sharp as the knives of the [[orcs]] that came from Mordor. Some of the thorns were long and sharp, meaning that they could puncture very deeply, while others were barbed, making them suited for rending the flesh if one tried to walk through them.  They sprawled over the land like coils of steel wire. As [[Samwise Gamgee]] remarked, he hadn't thought that any plants actually grew in Mordor, though had he been told that some do, the brambles were exactly what he would have expected of Mordor.<ref>{{RK|VI2}}</ref>
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They grew in sheltered places twisted tree-forms and stunted grey grasses grew. The leaves were shrivelled with Sulphur vapour and maggot hatchlings. They were the only plantlife that seemed to maintain more than a tenuous foothold.
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Latest revision as of 02:32, 29 March 2013

Brambles
LocationMordor
AppearanceTough and thorny

Brambles of Mordor were ugly with foot-long thorns, which were sharp as the knives of the orcs that came from Mordor. Some of the thorns were long and sharp, meaning that they could puncture very deeply, while others were barbed, making them suited for rending the flesh if one tried to walk through them. They sprawled over the land like coils of steel wire. As Samwise Gamgee remarked, he hadn't thought that any plants actually grew in Mordor, though had he been told that some do, the brambles were exactly what he would have expected of Mordor.[1]

They grew in sheltered places twisted tree-forms and stunted grey grasses grew. The leaves were shrivelled with Sulphur vapour and maggot hatchlings. They were the only plantlife that seemed to maintain more than a tenuous foothold.

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  1. J.R.R. Tolkien, The Lord of the Rings, The Return of the King, "The Land of Shadow"