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Erech

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[[Image:Rob Alexander - Vale of Erech.jpg|thumb|250px|''Vale of Erech'' by [[Rob Alexander]].]]
 
[[Image:Rob Alexander - Vale of Erech.jpg|thumb|250px|''Vale of Erech'' by [[Rob Alexander]].]]
'''Erech''' was a city in [[Gondor]] situated in the far north of the province of [[Lamedon]].  Its name, like so many names in Gondor, was of unknown pre-Númenórean origin.
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'''Erech''' was a hill in [[Gondor]] situated in the far north of the province of [[Lamedon]].  Its name, like so many names in Gondor, was of unknown pre-Númenórean origin.
  
In the [[Second Age]], [[Isildur]] brought with him a three meter tall stone as a symbol of his lineage and Gondor. He set it on a hill in Erech. He made the local hill tribes swear an oath of loyalty on the stone. The hill tribes later broke their oath and were doomed to haunt the place as the [[Dead Men]].  
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In the [[Second Age]], [[Isildur]] brought with him a large stone (the height of a man) as a symbol of his lineage and Gondor. He set it on the hill of Erech. He made the local hill tribes swear an oath of loyalty on the stone. The hill tribes later broke their oath and were doomed to haunt the place as the [[Dead Men]].  
  
The city was completely abandoned by the end of the [[Third Age]], when the heir of Isildur, [[Aragorn II|Aragorn]], came to Erech to hold the Dead to their oath again. This time they held true to their oath and formed the Host of the Dead to help Aragorn defeat the [[Corsairs of Umbar]] at [[Pelargir]].  
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The area was completely abandoned by the end of the [[Third Age]], when the heir of Isildur, [[Aragorn II|Aragorn]], came to Erech to hold the Dead to their oath again. This time they held true to their oath and formed the Host of the Dead to help Aragorn defeat the [[Corsairs of Umbar]] at [[Pelargir]].  
  
 
After the battle at Pelargir, Aragorn released them from their oath and they were allowed to rest.
 
After the battle at Pelargir, Aragorn released them from their oath and they were allowed to rest.

Revision as of 21:05, 28 October 2009

Vale of Erech by Rob Alexander.

Erech was a hill in Gondor situated in the far north of the province of Lamedon. Its name, like so many names in Gondor, was of unknown pre-Númenórean origin.

In the Second Age, Isildur brought with him a large stone (the height of a man) as a symbol of his lineage and Gondor. He set it on the hill of Erech. He made the local hill tribes swear an oath of loyalty on the stone. The hill tribes later broke their oath and were doomed to haunt the place as the Dead Men.

The area was completely abandoned by the end of the Third Age, when the heir of Isildur, Aragorn, came to Erech to hold the Dead to their oath again. This time they held true to their oath and formed the Host of the Dead to help Aragorn defeat the Corsairs of Umbar at Pelargir.

After the battle at Pelargir, Aragorn released them from their oath and they were allowed to rest.

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