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The northeastern borderlands of [[Beleriand]], and the least defensible. They were held by the [[Sons of Fëanor]] under the general captaincy of [[Maedhros]] on [[Himring]].
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The '''March of Maedhros''' was a region in the northeastern borderlands of [[Beleriand]], between [[Dorthonion]] and [[Ered Luin]] and south of [[Lothlann]].<ref name="Map">{{S|Map}}</ref>  It was guarded by the [[Noldor]] under the general captaincy of [[Maedhros]].  The chief Stronghold of the March of Maedhros was [[Himring]], a fortress built by the [[Sons of Feanor]] after the [[Kinslaying at Alqualondë|Kinslaying]].<ref>{{S|Return}}</ref>
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==Description==
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The area consisted of a series hills and plains. The hills, most notable in the eastern areas, were surrounding the Hill of [[Himring]], the capital fortress.<ref name="Map"/>
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==History==
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It was fortified by Maedhros after he moved his brothers and their people further east out of [[Hithlum]] to avoid any feuds with their kinsmen. He established himself on Himring. It was frequently attacked by the forces of Angband throughout the [[First Age]] in the Battles of Beleriand,generally because it lacked in natural fortification, until it was finally overrun during the [[Nirnaeth Arnoediad]].<ref>{{S|Fifth}}</ref>
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[[fi:Maedhrosin Rajamaa]]
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[[de:Maedhros’ Mark]]

Revision as of 20:09, 14 October 2012

March of Maedhros
Political information
GovernmentMonarchy
Head of StateMaedhros
Societal information
CapitalHimring
Locationnortheastern Beleriand
PopulaceNoldor
Historical information
Formed fromF.A. 7
DissolutionF.A. 472

The March of Maedhros was a region in the northeastern borderlands of Beleriand, between Dorthonion and Ered Luin and south of Lothlann.[1] It was guarded by the Noldor under the general captaincy of Maedhros. The chief Stronghold of the March of Maedhros was Himring, a fortress built by the Sons of Feanor after the Kinslaying.[2]

Description

The area consisted of a series hills and plains. The hills, most notable in the eastern areas, were surrounding the Hill of Himring, the capital fortress.[1]

History

It was fortified by Maedhros after he moved his brothers and their people further east out of Hithlum to avoid any feuds with their kinsmen. He established himself on Himring. It was frequently attacked by the forces of Angband throughout the First Age in the Battles of Beleriand,generally because it lacked in natural fortification, until it was finally overrun during the Nirnaeth Arnoediad.[3]

References

  1. 1.0 1.1 J.R.R. Tolkien, Christopher Tolkien (ed.), The Silmarillion, "Map of Beleriand and the Lands to the North"
  2. J.R.R. Tolkien, Christopher Tolkien (ed.), The Silmarillion, "Quenta Silmarillion: Of the Return of the Noldor"
  3. J.R.R. Tolkien, Christopher Tolkien (ed.), The Silmarillion, "Quenta Silmarillion: Of the Fifth Battle: Nirnaeth Arnoediad"