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The '''Sirannon''', or [[Gate Stream]], was a river of [[Eriador]].
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The '''Sirannon''', or '''Gate Stream''', was a stream in [[Eriador]].
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==Course==
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Beginning at the [[Celebdil|Silvertine]], it flowed past the [[Doors of Durin]], the gates of [[Moria]] (hence its name) to [[Ost-in-Edhil]], the old capital city of the [[Noldor]] of [[Eregion]], where it joined the river [[Glanduin]]. Along the river, from Ost-in-Edhil to Moria, ran an ancient road.
  
Beginning at the [[Celebdil|Silvertine]], it flowed past the gates of [[Khazad-dûm|Moria]] (hence its name) to [[Ost-in-Edhil]], the old capital city of the [[Noldor]] of [[Eregion]], where it was met by the river [[Glanduin]]. The Sirannon encountered some falls under the gates of Moria, and its sound was heard from miles around.
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The Sirannon dropped over the [[Stair Falls]] beyond the gates of Moria, and its sound was heard from miles around.<ref name="Dark">{{FR|II4}}</ref>
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==History==
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On [[13 January]] {{TA|3019}}<ref>{{App|TA}}</ref> (by which point both Moria and Eregion had long been abandoned), the [[Fellowship of the Ring]] found that the Sirannon had been dammed by someone or something, and before the gates of Moria there was now a foul lake.  In this lake dwelt the [[Watcher in the Water]], who nearly caught the Ringbearer [[Frodo Baggins]].<ref name="Dark"/>
  
During the [[War of the Ring]] (by which point both Moria and Eregion had been abandoned), the [[Fellowship of the Ring]] found that the Sirannon had been dammed by someone or something, and before the gates of Moria there was now a foul lake. In this lake dwelt the [[Watcher in the Water]], who nearly caught the Ringbearer [[Frodo Baggins]].
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Moria was eventually resettled by [[Dwarves]] during the [[Fourth Age]], therefore the Sirannon was probably cleansed.
 
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==Etymology==
Some time during the [[Fourth Age]], the Sirannon was probably cleansed, as Moria was eventually resettled by [[Dwarves]].
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The name obviously means "stream-gate".<ref>{{HM|Guide}}, p. 360</ref> The [[Westron]] name '''Gate-stream''' is its translation.
 
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'''2007: ''[[The Lord of the Rings Online]]'':'''
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:Sirannon is a French server, it was originally created and hosted by [[Codemasters]] but was taken over by [[Turbine]] on [[1 June]] [[2011]].<ref>{{webcite|author=|articleurl=http://www.casualstrolltomordor.com/2011/04/turbines-lotro-service-goes-global/|articlename=Turbine's LOTRO Service Goes Global|dated=24 April 2011|website=A Casual Stroll to Mordor|accessed=2 January 2012}}</ref>
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Latest revision as of 12:50, 17 June 2015

Sirannon
Physical Description
TypeStream
LocationEriador west of Moria
DescriptionLesser tributary of Glanduin
General Information
Other namesGate Stream
EventsJourney of the Fellowship of the Ring to the South

The Sirannon, or Gate Stream, was a stream in Eriador.

Contents

[edit] Course

Beginning at the Silvertine, it flowed past the Doors of Durin, the gates of Moria (hence its name) to Ost-in-Edhil, the old capital city of the Noldor of Eregion, where it joined the river Glanduin. Along the river, from Ost-in-Edhil to Moria, ran an ancient road.

The Sirannon dropped over the Stair Falls beyond the gates of Moria, and its sound was heard from miles around.[1]

[edit] History

On 13 January T.A. 3019[2] (by which point both Moria and Eregion had long been abandoned), the Fellowship of the Ring found that the Sirannon had been dammed by someone or something, and before the gates of Moria there was now a foul lake. In this lake dwelt the Watcher in the Water, who nearly caught the Ringbearer Frodo Baggins.[1]

Moria was eventually resettled by Dwarves during the Fourth Age, therefore the Sirannon was probably cleansed.

[edit] Etymology

The name obviously means "stream-gate".[3] The Westron name Gate-stream is its translation.

References

  1. 1.0 1.1 J.R.R. Tolkien, The Lord of the Rings, The Fellowship of the Ring, "A Journey in the Dark"
  2. J.R.R. Tolkien, The Lord of the Rings, Appendix B, "The Third Age"
  3. Robert Foster, The Complete Guide to Middle-earth, p. 360