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|The map of Nan Curunír from The Lord of the Rings Online|
|Location||Between the southern arms of the Misty Mountains, around Isengard|
|People and History|
|Inhabitants||Saruman, Uruks; Ents, Huorns|
|Events||Battle of Isengard|
Nan Curunír was the name given in the late Third Age to the valley in the southern feet of the Misty Mountains where Isengard stood. The name is taken from Curunír, the Sindarin name of the Wizard Saruman, who dwelt there.
Other versions of the legendarium
An early form of this name while writing The Lord of the Rings was Nan Gurunír which appears as such in the General Map of Middle-earth as published. The name was corrected later in Pauline Baynes's A Map of Middle-earth.
Portrayal in adaptations
2001-03: The Lord of the Rings (film series):
- The valley of Nan Curunír makes appearance in all three movie of the Trilogy.
- The valley makes appearance as part of Isengard map.
- The valley and the Ring of Isengard makes appearance once again, though its depiction differs from the first game.
- Nan Curunír is considered a sub-area of the Dunland region for gameplay purposes. The valley is filled with multiple Orcs, Uruks, Goblins, Wargs and Trolls and several quest chains take place there.