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Narrows of the Forest

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In the time of [[Forthwini]] of the [[Éothéod]] his realm was troubled by raids by [[Wainriders]] who came through the Narrows as well as up the Vale of the [[Anduin]].  These incursions prompted Forthwini to send a warning to King [[Ondoher]] that the Wainriders had recovered their strength.<ref name="Narrows"/>
 
In the time of [[Forthwini]] of the [[Éothéod]] his realm was troubled by raids by [[Wainriders]] who came through the Narrows as well as up the Vale of the [[Anduin]].  These incursions prompted Forthwini to send a warning to King [[Ondoher]] that the Wainriders had recovered their strength.<ref name="Narrows"/>
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'''1982-97: ''[[Middle-earth Role Playing]]'':'''
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: A Northman trail connecting the East Bight and West Bight, the Rad Angálaladh, traverses the Narrows.<ref>{{ICE|4002}}, p. 112</ref>
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Revision as of 18:30, 27 March 2011

The Narrows of the Forrest was the "waist" of Mirkwood caused by the indentation of the East Bight.[1] On the western side of the forest there was a matching natural indentation in the borders of the woods, but the East Bight had been produced by the felling of trees by the Northmen.[2] Together these two indentations narrowed Mirkwood to less than 100 miles at this location and thus afford a means to traverse the woods.

In the time of Forthwini of the Éothéod his realm was troubled by raids by Wainriders who came through the Narrows as well as up the Vale of the Anduin. These incursions prompted Forthwini to send a warning to King Ondoher that the Wainriders had recovered their strength.[2]

Portrayal in adaptations

1982-97: Middle-earth Role Playing:

A Northman trail connecting the East Bight and West Bight, the Rad Angálaladh, traverses the Narrows.[3]

References

  1. J.R.R. Tolkien, Christopher Tolkien (ed.), Unfinished Tales, Index
  2. 2.0 2.1 J.R.R. Tolkien, Christopher Tolkien (ed.), Unfinished Tales, "Cirion and Eorl and the Friendship of Gondor and Rohan"
  3. Mark Rabuck (1992), Northwestern Middle-earth Gazetteer (#4002), p. 112