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Gap of Rohan

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The '''Gap of Rohan''' is the opening between the mountain ranges of the [[Misty Mountains]] and the [[White Mountains]].
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The '''Gap of Rohan''', once known as '''Gap of Calenardhon''' is the opening between the mountain ranges of the [[Misty Mountains]] and the [[White Mountains]].
  
Through the Gap of Rohan flowed the rivers [[Isen]] and [[Adorn]], which formed the effective boundary of the Kingdom of [[Rohan]]. Rohan was formerly known as [[Calenardhon]], and thus the Gap was then the '''Gap of Calenardhon'''. The triangle between the Isen and Adorn rivers and the White Mountains was a contested area between the [[Rohirrim]] and the [[Dunlendings]].
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Through the Gap flowed the rivers [[Isen]] and [[Adorn]], which formed the effective boundary of the region [[Calenardhon]], later Kingdom of [[Rohan]]. The ancient Great Road which connected the realms of [[Gondor]] and [[Arnor]] of old ran through the Gap, crossing the Isen at the ''[[Fords of Isen]]''. Access to the Gap was controlled by the fortress of Angrenost, or [[Isengard]], which in the later [[Third Age]] was controlled by [[Saruman]].
  
The ancient Great Road which connected the realms of [[Gondor]] and [[Arnor]] of old ran through the Gap, crossing the Isen at the ''Fords of Isen''.
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The triangle between the Isen and Adorn rivers and the White Mountains was a contested area between the [[Rohirrim]] and the [[Dunlendings]].
 
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Access to the Gap was controlled by the fortress of Angrenost, or [[Isengard]], which in the later [[Third Age]] was controlled by [[Saruman]].
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During the [[War of the Ring]], the [[Fellowship of the Ring]] chose not to travel through the gap because they had learned Saruman was in league with [[Sauron]], and instead passed through [[Moria]].
 
During the [[War of the Ring]], the [[Fellowship of the Ring]] chose not to travel through the gap because they had learned Saruman was in league with [[Sauron]], and instead passed through [[Moria]].
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The Rohirrim fought a number of battles against the Dunlendings and the [[Orcs]] of Saruman in the gap, during one of which [[Théodred]], son of [[Théoden]] King, was mortally wounded.
 
The Rohirrim fought a number of battles against the Dunlendings and the [[Orcs]] of Saruman in the gap, during one of which [[Théodred]], son of [[Théoden]] King, was mortally wounded.
  
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Revision as of 16:31, 20 September 2010

The Gap of Rohan, once known as Gap of Calenardhon is the opening between the mountain ranges of the Misty Mountains and the White Mountains.

Through the Gap flowed the rivers Isen and Adorn, which formed the effective boundary of the region Calenardhon, later Kingdom of Rohan. The ancient Great Road which connected the realms of Gondor and Arnor of old ran through the Gap, crossing the Isen at the Fords of Isen. Access to the Gap was controlled by the fortress of Angrenost, or Isengard, which in the later Third Age was controlled by Saruman.

The triangle between the Isen and Adorn rivers and the White Mountains was a contested area between the Rohirrim and the Dunlendings.

During the War of the Ring, the Fellowship of the Ring chose not to travel through the gap because they had learned Saruman was in league with Sauron, and instead passed through Moria.

The Rohirrim fought a number of battles against the Dunlendings and the Orcs of Saruman in the gap, during one of which Théodred, son of Théoden King, was mortally wounded.