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Forochel

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Forochel
Physical Description
TypeLand
LocationNorthern Waste
InhabitantsLossoth
DescriptionFrigid region in the north of Middle-earth
General Information
EventsLoss of Arvedui

Forochel was one of the regions of the Northern Waste. It was the name of the icy tundra in the northern parts of Middle-earth, and especially of the great icebay and the lands that surrounded it.[1] It was inhabited by the Lossoth, a hardy tribe of Men descended from the Forodwaith. Most Men of the region lived on the Cape of Forochel near the Great Sea of Belegaer but some built their villages on the shores of the Icebay itself.

Like the rest of the Northern Waste, the source of Forochel's everlasting cold was an after-effect of Morgoth's frigid land that once existed there in the Elder Days. Even after the fall of the first Dark Lord and his realm, the lands of the north retained their freezing temperatures.

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References

  1. J.R.R. Tolkien, The Lord of the Rings, Appendix A, "The Númenorean Kings", "Eriador, Arnor, and the Heirs of Isildur"