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'''Ost-in-Edhil''' ({{SA|750}} – {{SA|1697|N}}, existed for c. 947 years) was the capital city of [[Eregion]], a kingdom of [[Noldor]] and [[Sindar]] in [[Eriador]]. It lay where the rivers [[Sirannon]] and [[Glanduin]] met.
 
'''Ost-in-Edhil''' ({{SA|750}} – {{SA|1697|N}}, existed for c. 947 years) was the capital city of [[Eregion]], a kingdom of [[Noldor]] and [[Sindar]] in [[Eriador]]. It lay where the rivers [[Sirannon]] and [[Glanduin]] met.
  
 
==History==
 
==History==
 
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Ost-in-Edhil was founded by [[Galadriel]] and [[Celeborn]], before the time they ruled [[Lothlórien]].<ref name=Galadriel>{{UT|Galadriel}}</ref> The Elves began trading with the [[Dwarves]] of [[Moria|Khazad-dûm]] and built a large road to connect the city with the [[Doors of Durin|West-gate]] of the Dwarven kingdom.<ref>{{S|Rings}}</ref> The Elves of Eregion also traded with the [[Men]] of [[Númenor]]. After the Númenóreans founded the city of [[Tharbad]] to the south of Ost-in-Edhil, Galadriel is recorded meeting with [[Tar-Aldarion|Aldarion]] before he took up the [[Sceptre of Númenor|Sceptre]].
Ost-in-Edhil was founded by [[Galadriel]] and [[Celeborn]], before the time they ruled [[Lothlórien]]. The Elves began trading with the [[Dwarves]] of [[Khazad-dûm]] and built a large road to connect the city with the [[Doors of Durin|West-gate]] of the Dwarven kingdom. The Elves of Eregion also traded with the [[Men]] of [[Númenor]]. After the Númenóreans founded the city of [[Tharbad]] to the south of Ost-in-Edhil, Galadriel is recorded meeting with [[Tar-Aldarion|Aldarion]] before he took up the [[Sceptre of Númenor|Sceptre]].
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In time the [[Gwaith-i-Mírdain]], a brotherhood of Elven craftsmen, was founded. They were led by [[Celebrimbor]], the greatest smith since [[Fëanor]]. Sometime after {{SA|1350}} Galadriel left for Lórien and Celebrimbor became Lord of Ost-in-Edhil.
 
In time the [[Gwaith-i-Mírdain]], a brotherhood of Elven craftsmen, was founded. They were led by [[Celebrimbor]], the greatest smith since [[Fëanor]]. Sometime after {{SA|1350}} Galadriel left for Lórien and Celebrimbor became Lord of Ost-in-Edhil.
  
In 1200 a mysterious craftsman named [[Annatar]] came to the city, offering his considerable talents. For 400 years they learned from him and together forged many [[Rings of Power]]. Annatar was, in truth, [[Sauron]], who returned to [[Mordor]] to forge [[the One Ring]]. The Dark Lord returned with an army of [[Orcs]] and began the [[War of the Elves and Sauron]], in which Celebrimbor was slain and [[Sack of Eregion|Ost-in-Edhil was completely destroyed]].<ref name=Galadriel>{{UT|Galadriel}}</ref>  
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In {{SA|1200|n}} a mysterious craftsman named [[Annatar]] came to the city, offering his considerable talents. For 400 years they learned from him and together forged many [[Rings of Power]]. Annatar was, in truth, [[Sauron]], who returned to [[Mordor]] to forge [[the One Ring]]. In {{SA|1695|n}} the Dark Lord returned with an army of [[Orcs]] and began the [[War of the Elves and Sauron]].  In {{SA|1697|n}} Celebrimbor was slain<ref>{{App|SA}}</ref> and [[Sack of Eregion|Ost-in-Edhil was completely destroyed]].<ref name=Galadriel/>  
  
 
Centuries later the [[Fellowship of the Ring]] encountered the ruins of Ost-in-Edhil shortly before reaching [[Moria]].<ref name=South/>  
 
Centuries later the [[Fellowship of the Ring]] encountered the ruins of Ost-in-Edhil shortly before reaching [[Moria]].<ref name=South/>  

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Ost-in-Edhil
Physical Description
TypeCity
LocationAt the confluence of Sirannon and Glanduin
RealmsEregion
InhabitantsElves of Eregion
General Information
EtymologyS. "Fortress of the Elves"
(ost "fortress" + edhil "elves")
EventsSack of Eregion
"Deep they delved us, high they builded us, fair they wrought us, but they are gone."
The Fellowship of the Ring, The Ring Goes South[1]

Ost-in-Edhil (S.A. 7501697, existed for c. 947 years) was the capital city of Eregion, a kingdom of Noldor and Sindar in Eriador. It lay where the rivers Sirannon and Glanduin met.

[edit] History

Ost-in-Edhil was founded by Galadriel and Celeborn, before the time they ruled Lothlórien.[2] The Elves began trading with the Dwarves of Khazad-dûm and built a large road to connect the city with the West-gate of the Dwarven kingdom.[3] The Elves of Eregion also traded with the Men of Númenor. After the Númenóreans founded the city of Tharbad to the south of Ost-in-Edhil, Galadriel is recorded meeting with Aldarion before he took up the Sceptre.

In time the Gwaith-i-Mírdain, a brotherhood of Elven craftsmen, was founded. They were led by Celebrimbor, the greatest smith since Fëanor. Sometime after S.A. 1350 Galadriel left for Lórien and Celebrimbor became Lord of Ost-in-Edhil.

In 1200 a mysterious craftsman named Annatar came to the city, offering his considerable talents. For 400 years they learned from him and together forged many Rings of Power. Annatar was, in truth, Sauron, who returned to Mordor to forge the One Ring. In 1695 the Dark Lord returned with an army of Orcs and began the War of the Elves and Sauron. In 1697 Celebrimbor was slain[4] and Ost-in-Edhil was completely destroyed.[2]

Centuries later the Fellowship of the Ring encountered the ruins of Ost-in-Edhil shortly before reaching Moria.[1]

[edit] References

  1. 1.0 1.1 J.R.R. Tolkien, The Lord of the Rings, The Fellowship of the Ring, "The Ring Goes South"
  2. 2.0 2.1 J.R.R. Tolkien, Christopher Tolkien (ed.), Unfinished Tales, "The History of Galadriel and Celeborn"
  3. J.R.R. Tolkien, Christopher Tolkien (ed.), The Silmarillion, "Of the Rings of Power and the Third Age"
  4. J.R.R. Tolkien, The Lord of the Rings, Appendix B, "The Second Age"