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Eagle's Eyrie

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Eagles' Eyrie
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General Information
LocationMisty Mountains
InhabitantsEagles, Great Eagle
"The Lord of the Eagles bids you to bring your prisoners to the Great Shelf"
― An Eagle[1]

The Eagle's Eyrie was a home of the Eagles located on the eastern side of the Misty Mountains. Its exact location is unknown, however it is presumably close to the High Pass and Goblin-town. It was from this location that the Eagles helped the Elves of Rivendell in keeping a watch over the the lands east of the Misty Mountains gathering information about the Orcs in the region.[2]


In T.A. 2941 the eagles of the eyrie rescued Thorin and Company from the tops of the trees at the Warg's clearing and took them to the Eagle's Eyrie. Here they met the Great Eagle who agreed to let his eagles take the company to the Carrock the next morning.[3]


  1. J.R.R. Tolkien, The Hobbit, "Out of the Frying-Pan into the Fire"
  2. J.R.R. Tolkien, The Lord of the Rings, The Fellowship of the Ring, "The Ring Goes South"
  3. J.R.R. Tolkien, The Hobbit, "Out of the Frying-Pan into the Fire"; J.R.R. Tolkien, The Hobbit, "Queer Lodgings"