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[edit] Capital?

Are there any other sources except Baynes' map? How do we know it is the capital of Eotheod and not a town or a fortress? Sage 05:48, 3 February 2019 (UTC)

I wouldn't call it "capital". The name only appears in Baynes' map but the fortress is mentioned in Unfinished Tales: "Messengers still passed between Gondor and the Éothéod after their departure; but it was some four hundred and fifty of our miles between the confluence of Greylin and Langwell (where was their only fortified burg)". – So, all we really know is that it was "their only fortified burg", what it ever means. Tik 18:08, 3 February 2019 (UTC)