Tolkien Gateway

Durthang

(Difference between revisions)
Line 15: Line 15:
  
 
'''Durthang''' was an old castle in northern [[Mordor]]. It stood in the northern [[Ephel Dúath]], on the slopes above the [[Isenmouthe]].
 
'''Durthang''' was an old castle in northern [[Mordor]]. It stood in the northern [[Ephel Dúath]], on the slopes above the [[Isenmouthe]].
 +
 +
Durthang was originally a stronghold of Gondor, built to keep watch on Mordor after Sauron's defeat in the War of the Last Alliance at the end of the Second Age. But as Gondor’s power declined, their watch on Mordor became lax and Durthang was eventually abandoned. As Mordor became repopulated with Sauron’s servants, Durthang became an Orc stronghold.
 +
 +
On March 18, 3019, Frodo Baggins and Sam Gamgee were on the road leading eastward from Durthang when a troop of Orcs from Durthang caught up with them. The Hobbits were disguised as Orcs and they were forced to march along with the troop for some distance before they were able to slip away.
  
 
[[Category:Mordor]]
 
[[Category:Mordor]]

Revision as of 16:37, 28 May 2010

Durthang
Physical Description
TypeFortress
LocationNorthen Ephel Dúath, west of the valley of Udun
RealmsGondor (early); Mordor
InhabitantsGondorians (early)
Orcs and other evil creatures (later)
General Information
Etymologycomposed of dûr meaning "dark" and thang meaning "oppression."
ReferencesThe Return of the King
The Silmarillion


Durthang was an old castle in northern Mordor. It stood in the northern Ephel Dúath, on the slopes above the Isenmouthe.

Durthang was originally a stronghold of Gondor, built to keep watch on Mordor after Sauron's defeat in the War of the Last Alliance at the end of the Second Age. But as Gondor’s power declined, their watch on Mordor became lax and Durthang was eventually abandoned. As Mordor became repopulated with Sauron’s servants, Durthang became an Orc stronghold.

On March 18, 3019, Frodo Baggins and Sam Gamgee were on the road leading eastward from Durthang when a troop of Orcs from Durthang caught up with them. The Hobbits were disguised as Orcs and they were forced to march along with the troop for some distance before they were able to slip away.