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| image=[[Image:Ted Nasmith - No Way Down.jpg|250px]]
 
| name=Emyn Muil
 
| name=Emyn Muil
| image=[[File:Ted Nasmith - No Way Down.jpg|250px]]
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| type=Range of hills
| caption="No Way Down" by [[Ted Nasmith]]
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| location=South of the [[Brown Lands]], north of [[Nindalf]]
 
| location=South of the [[Brown Lands]], north of [[Nindalf]]
| type=Hills
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| inhabitants=None
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| realms=[[Gondor]]<br/>[[Reunited Kingdom]]
 
| description=A treacherous labyrinth of hills
 
| description=A treacherous labyrinth of hills
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| events=[[Breaking of the Fellowship]]
 
| events=[[Breaking of the Fellowship]]
| gallery=the Emyn Muil
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'''Emyn Muil''' was a range of hills south of the [[Brown Lands]] and north of the [[Nindalf]].  The [[Anduin]] cut through the hills and then pooled in [[Nen Hithoel]].<ref name="Map">{{UT|Map}}</ref>  The [[Fellowship of the Ring]] rode boats through Emyn Muil<ref name="River">{{FR|II9}}</ref> before the group broke up near the southern boundary of the hills.<ref name="Break">{{FR|II10}}</ref>  Afterwards [[Frodo Baggins|Frodo]] and [[Samwise Gamgee|Sam]] hiked through the difficult terrain east of the river and met [[Gollum]] just below the eastern edge of the Emyn Muil.<ref name="Taming">{{TT|IV1}}</ref>
 
'''Emyn Muil''' was a range of hills south of the [[Brown Lands]] and north of the [[Nindalf]].  The [[Anduin]] cut through the hills and then pooled in [[Nen Hithoel]].<ref name="Map">{{UT|Map}}</ref>  The [[Fellowship of the Ring]] rode boats through Emyn Muil<ref name="River">{{FR|II9}}</ref> before the group broke up near the southern boundary of the hills.<ref name="Break">{{FR|II10}}</ref>  Afterwards [[Frodo Baggins|Frodo]] and [[Samwise Gamgee|Sam]] hiked through the difficult terrain east of the river and met [[Gollum]] just below the eastern edge of the Emyn Muil.<ref name="Taming">{{TT|IV1}}</ref>
  
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==History==
 
==History==
After Prince [[Rómendacil II|Minalcar]] of [[Gondor]] had defeated a large army of [[Easterlings]] in {{TA|1248}} (and took the name  Rómendacil) he fortified the west bank of the Anduin and built the pillars of the Argonath in the Emyn Muil.<ref>{{App|Gondor}}</ref>
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After Prince [[Rómendacil II|Minalcar]] of [[Gondor]] had defeated a large army of [[Easterlings]] (and took the name  Rómendacil) he fortified the west bank of the Anduin and around {{TA|1340}} built the pillars of the Argonath in the Emyn Muil.<ref>{{App|Gondor}}</ref>
  
 
In {{TA|2510|n}}, the Steward [[Cirion]] bequeathed the land of [[Calenardhon]] to [[Eorl|Eorl the Young]].  After pledging the [[Oath of Eorl]] the bounds of the new realm of [[Rohan]] were determined; in the east these were the Anduin and the [[East Wall of Rohan|west-cliff]] of the Emyn Muil.<ref>{{UT|Cirion}}, ''(iii) Cirion and Eorl''</ref>
 
In {{TA|2510|n}}, the Steward [[Cirion]] bequeathed the land of [[Calenardhon]] to [[Eorl|Eorl the Young]].  After pledging the [[Oath of Eorl]] the bounds of the new realm of [[Rohan]] were determined; in the east these were the Anduin and the [[East Wall of Rohan|west-cliff]] of the Emyn Muil.<ref>{{UT|Cirion}}, ''(iii) Cirion and Eorl''</ref>
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In {{TA|3019}} the Fellowship of the Ring encountered the Emyn Muil.  The following list of dates show what events took place in the hilly region:<ref>{{App|Great}}</ref>
 
In {{TA|3019}} the Fellowship of the Ring encountered the Emyn Muil.  The following list of dates show what events took place in the hilly region:<ref>{{App|Great}}</ref>
* [[23 February]]: The Fellowship was attacked near Sarn Gebir
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* [[23 March]]: The Fellowship was attacked near Sarn Gebir
* [[25 February]]: They passed the Argonath and camped at Parth Galen.
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* [[25 March]]: They passed the Argonath and camped at Parth Galen.
* [[26 February]]: The [[Breaking of the Fellowship|Fellowship broke]] and [[Boromir]] was slain.  Frodo and Sam struck east across the Emyn Muil while Aragorn, [[Gimli]], and [[Legolas]] pursued the [[Orcs]] carrying [[Meriadoc Brandybuck|Merry]] and [[Peregrin Took|Pippin]] west through the hills.
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* [[26 March]]: The [[Breaking of the Fellowship|Fellowship broke]] and [[Boromir]] was slain.  Frodo and Sam struck east across the Emyn Muil while Aragorn, [[Gimli]], and [[Legolas]] pursued the [[Orcs]] carrying [[Meriadoc Brandybuck|Merry]] and [[Peregrin Took|Pippin]] west through the hills.
* [[27 February]]: Aragorn and his companions left the Emyn Muil at dawn, entering the [[Eastemnet]].
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* [[27 March]]: Aragorn and his companions left the Emyn Muil at dawn, entering the [[Eastemnet]].
* [[29 February]]: Frodo and Sam descended from the Emyn Muil and captured Gollum.
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* [[29 March]]:Frodo and Sam descended from the Emyn Muil and captured Gollum.
  
 
==Etymology==
 
==Etymology==
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[[Category:Gondor]]
 
[[Category:Gondor]]
 
[[Category:Hills]]
 
[[Category:Hills]]

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