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'''Lamedon''' was a region and fiefdom in southern [[Gondor]].
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'''Lamedon''' was a region and fiefdom in southern [[Gondor]]; a series of valleys through which the [[Ciril]] river flowed south.  It was one of the most densely populated regions in Gondor.  At the time of the [[War of the Ring]] its lord was [[Angbor]].
  
Lamedon was a series of valleys lying south of the [[White Mountains]]. Its chief town was the city of [[Calembel]], where [[Aragorn II|Aragorn]] and the host of the Dead camped during their journey to [[Pelargir]] during the [[War of the Ring]].
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During that war, Angbor did not send any soldiers to Minas Tirith during the initial assault, as he chose to defend instead the southern city of [[Linhir]], which rested near the mounds of the river [[Gilrain]].  He held off the [[Southron]] assailants coming from the [[Harad]] and the [[Haven of Umbar]] for a long while.  The only men Minas Tirith received from Lamedon were some scattered woodsmen.
  
The river [[Ciril]] flowed south through Lamedon.
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At the time [[Aragorn II|Aragorn]] passed through Lamedon with the [[Grey Company]], the [[Army of the Dead]] drove forth the assailants from Linhir, though the staunch defenders fled as well.  But Angbor alone remained and braved the fear of the Dead.  Then Aragorn bade him gather his folk and follow them.  But the Grey Company departed first, and by the time Angbor joined them with all the horsemen he could muster, the [[Corsairs of Umbar]] had been driver forth, and the Dead released.  But many of the men of Lamedon, as well as soldiers from Lebennin and various other southern fiefs, came on the Corsairs to Minas Tirith, where they bore themselves bravely in battle.  But Angbor, leading four thousand, went by land, coming to garrison Minas Tirith after the hosts departed for the [[Black Gate]] and the ensuing [[Battle of the Morannon]].
  
At the end of the [[Third Age]], its lord was the [[Angbor]], who did not send any men to [[Minas Tirith in Gondor|Minas Tirith]], as he and his men tried to defend the southern city of [[Linhir]] near the mounds of the river [[Gilrain]] against [[Southrons]] from the [[Haven of Umbar]] and [[Harad]]. Therefore only some scattered "woodsmen" came to Minas Tirith's aid from Lamedon. 
 
 
[[Aragorn II| Aragorn]] passed through '''Lamedon''' with the [[Grey Company]] while on his way to the port of [[Pelargir]].
 
 
[[Angbor]] lord of '''Lamedon''', marshalled a force of 4,000 men to help garrison Minas Tirith after Aragorn had taken Pelargir from the [[Corsairs of Umbar]].  Angbor arrived at Minas Tirith after Aragorn had left with his host for the [[Black Gate]], so he his force helped to with the defense of the city in case the battle at the Black Gate went ill.
 
 
Lamedon was also one of the most densely populated regions of Gondor.
 
  
 
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Revision as of 22:41, 21 October 2006

Lamedon was a region and fiefdom in southern Gondor; a series of valleys through which the Ciril river flowed south. It was one of the most densely populated regions in Gondor. At the time of the War of the Ring its lord was Angbor.

During that war, Angbor did not send any soldiers to Minas Tirith during the initial assault, as he chose to defend instead the southern city of Linhir, which rested near the mounds of the river Gilrain. He held off the Southron assailants coming from the Harad and the Haven of Umbar for a long while. The only men Minas Tirith received from Lamedon were some scattered woodsmen.

At the time Aragorn passed through Lamedon with the Grey Company, the Army of the Dead drove forth the assailants from Linhir, though the staunch defenders fled as well. But Angbor alone remained and braved the fear of the Dead. Then Aragorn bade him gather his folk and follow them. But the Grey Company departed first, and by the time Angbor joined them with all the horsemen he could muster, the Corsairs of Umbar had been driver forth, and the Dead released. But many of the men of Lamedon, as well as soldiers from Lebennin and various other southern fiefs, came on the Corsairs to Minas Tirith, where they bore themselves bravely in battle. But Angbor, leading four thousand, went by land, coming to garrison Minas Tirith after the hosts departed for the Black Gate and the ensuing Battle of the Morannon.