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Tolfalas

Tolfalas by Larry Elmore

Tolfalas also Tol Falas was a large island, that stood beyond the Ethir Anduin in the Bay of Belfalas.

During the Drowning of Númenor Tolfalas was almost destroyed, and was left like a barren and lonely mountain in the water not far from the Ethir.[1]

[edit] Etymology

The name is claimed by Robert Foster to mean "coastal island".[2] Cf. tol "island" and falas "coast".

[edit] Portrayal in adaptations

1982-97: Middle-earth Role Playing:

In early Third Age, Tolfalas was settled by fisher-folk from the Ethir. After the Kin-strife, the island was raided by the Corsairs, and became almost deserted until the Fourth Age.[3]

1995-8: Middle-earth Collectible Card Game:

Players face an attack by Undead at the site of Tolfalas.

References

  1. J.R.R. Tolkien, Christopher Tolkien (ed.), The Peoples of Middle-earth, "The Tale of Years of the Second Age", p. 183
  2. Robert Foster, The Complete Guide to Middle-earth
  3. Jason Beresford, Anders Blixt, Mats Blomqvist, Gunnar Brolin, Jeff Hatch, Tim Innes, Åke Rosenius, Martin Rundkvist, Erik, Rågvik, Chris Seeman, Magnus Seter (1996), Southern Gondor: The Land (#2021), pp. 100-102