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The tribe that followed the northern road were at war with the [[Men of Darkness|Men]] who fell under the [[Shadow]], and were pursued by them.<ref name=DM/> In the northern [[Rhûn]] they met some [[Dwarves]].<ref>{{WJ|Dwarves}}</ref> At the shores of the [[Sea of Rhûn]] the tribes separated. The [[House of Bëor|Lesser Folk]] got there first and dwelt at the feet of the nearby hills, while the [[House of Hador|Greater Folk]] came later in the north-east woods near the shores. They crafted boats and could sail the sea, but they didn't meet often, and their languages soon diverged.<ref>{{PM|Ros}}</ref> The Greater Folk seemed to had been related to the ancestors of the [[Northmen]].<ref>{{UT|Cirion}}</ref> In Eriador, some Men stayed behind and were scattered.<ref name=DM/>  
 
The tribe that followed the northern road were at war with the [[Men of Darkness|Men]] who fell under the [[Shadow]], and were pursued by them.<ref name=DM/> In the northern [[Rhûn]] they met some [[Dwarves]].<ref>{{WJ|Dwarves}}</ref> At the shores of the [[Sea of Rhûn]] the tribes separated. The [[House of Bëor|Lesser Folk]] got there first and dwelt at the feet of the nearby hills, while the [[House of Hador|Greater Folk]] came later in the north-east woods near the shores. They crafted boats and could sail the sea, but they didn't meet often, and their languages soon diverged.<ref>{{PM|Ros}}</ref> The Greater Folk seemed to had been related to the ancestors of the [[Northmen]].<ref>{{UT|Cirion}}</ref> In Eriador, some Men stayed behind and were scattered.<ref name=DM/>  
[[File:Steamey - Men met Dark Elves.jpg|thumb|left|Steamey - ''Men met Dark Elves'']]
 
 
During their wanderings the Lesser Folk had extensive contact with the [[Moriquendi|Dark Elves]], they adopted "many words and devices" that influenced their language.<ref>{{S|17}}</ref>
 
During their wanderings the Lesser Folk had extensive contact with the [[Moriquendi|Dark Elves]], they adopted "many words and devices" that influenced their language.<ref>{{S|17}}</ref>
  

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