East Bight

From Tolkien Gateway
The East Bight in The Lord of the Rings: The Card Game

The East Bight was a great indentation in the eastern edge of the south of Mirkwood.

It was a clearing with roughly the shape of a square that stretched for approximately fifty miles from north to south and from east to west.[1] To the west of the East Bight lay the Narrows of the Forest, the narrowest part of the forest where the forest was less than one hundred miles across.[2]

The East Bight had mostly been created by the felling of trees by the Northmen and contained most of their permanent homes.[3]

Etymology

Hammond and Scull have explained that the word bight (in this context) refers to "a curve or recess in a coastline or other geographical feature".[4]

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