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'''Drúadan Forest'''[[File:Forest_fo_Druedan.png|thumb|The Rohirrim Ride through Drúadan Forest in the New Line film]], also known as the '''Forest of the Drúedain''' was a pine [[forest]] in [[Gondor]], located in [[Anorien]], north of Minas Tirith. The forest was inhabited by the [[Drúedain]], the Wild Men of the Woods or Wood Woses. 
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[[File:Forest_fo_Druedan.png|thumb|The Rohirrim Ride through Drúadan Forest in the [[The Return of the King (film)|New Line film]].]]
   
== History ==
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The '''Drúadan Forest''' also known as the '''Tawar-in-Drúedain'''<ref name=Unfinished>''[[Unfinished Tales]],'' Part Three: The Third Age, II: "[[Cirion and Eorl and the Friendship of Gondor and Rohan]]", Notes</ref> was a pine [[forest]] in [[Gondor]], located in [[Anorien]], north of Minas Tirith. The forest was inhabited by a strange folk of men known as the [[Drúedain]], the Wild Men of the Woods or Wood Woses. 
   
The [[Rohirrim|Men of Rohan]] passed through the forest on their way to [[Minas Tirith]], guided by [[Ghân-buri-Ghân]]. There was a road there, created long ago by the "Stonehouse-folk" ([[Men of Gondor]]), that everyone except the Wild Men had forgotten. It would have taken the Drúedain from sunrise to noon to walk it, but it required around ten hours for all of [[Rohan]]'s army to get through. Each company of soldiers was guided by a Wild Man, who also sent out scouts to keep their movements secret.
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According to the ''[[The Atlas of Middle-earth]]'', the forest was over forty miles in total length.<ref>''[[The Atlas of Middle-earth]],'' Regional Maps, "The White Mountains"</ref> The highest point in the Drúadan Forest is [[Eilenach]] which was the sixth [[Warning beacons of Gondor|Beacons]] and could be seen from the [[west]].<ref name=Unfinished>''[[Unfinished Tales]],'' Part Three: The Third Age, II: "[[Cirion and Eorl and the Friendship of Gondor and Rohan]]", Notes</ref>
   
In the [[Fourth Age]], [[King of the Reunited Kingdom|King]] [[Aragorn II Elessar]] declared that the men of the forest would have the land to themselves because of their help during the war.
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==History==
   
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The forest had been occupied by the Drúadan since sometime between or sometime after the [[Second Age]] years: [[SA 883]] and [[SA 1075]].<ref>''[[Unfinished Tales]],'' Part Four: I: "[[The Drúedain]]"</ref> It was known for being avoided by outsiders.<ref name=Unfinished>''[[Unfinished Tales]],'' Part Three: The Third Age, II: "[[Cirion and Eorl and the Friendship of Gondor and Rohan]]", Notes</ref> The forest is remembered most for when the [[Riders of Rohan]] where guided through the forest on their way to the relief of [[Minas Tirith]], by their leader [[Ghân-buri-Ghân]]. There was a road there, created long ago by the "Stonehouse-folk" ([[Men of Gondor]]), that everyone except the Wild Men had forgotten. It would have taken the Drúedain from sunrise to noon to walk it, but it required around ten hours for all of [[Rohan]]'s army to get through. Each company of soldiers was guided by a Wild Man, who also sent out scouts to keep their movements secret. Movement through the forest keep the army from being spotted by the enemy.<ref>''[[The Lord of the Rings]], [[The Return of the King (novel)|The Return of the King]],'' Book Five, Chapter V: "[[The Ride of the Rohirrim]]"</ref>
   
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In the [[Fourth Age]], [[King of the Reunited Kingdom|King]] [[Aragorn II Elessar]] declared that the men of the forest would have the land to themselves because of their help during the war.<ref>''[[The Lord of the Rings]], [[The Return of the King (novel)|The Return of the King]],'' Book Six, Chapter VI: "[[Many Partings]]"</ref>
   
== References ==
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==References==
* [[The Lord of the Rings]]: [[The Riders of Rohan (chapter)|The Ride of the Rohirrim]]
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* The Lord of the Rings: [[Many Partings]] pg. 976
 
* [[The Atlas of Middle-earth]] pg. 89
 
   
== External link ==
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Revision as of 02:17, November 25, 2014

Forest fo Druedan

The Rohirrim Ride through Drúadan Forest in the New Line film.

The Drúadan Forest also known as the Tawar-in-Drúedain[1] was a pine forest in Gondor, located in Anorien, north of Minas Tirith. The forest was inhabited by a strange folk of men known as the Drúedain, the Wild Men of the Woods or Wood Woses. 

According to the The Atlas of Middle-earth, the forest was over forty miles in total length.[2] The highest point in the Drúadan Forest is Eilenach which was the sixth Beacons and could be seen from the west.[1]

History

The forest had been occupied by the Drúadan since sometime between or sometime after the Second Age years: SA 883 and SA 1075.[3] It was known for being avoided by outsiders.[1] The forest is remembered most for when the Riders of Rohan where guided through the forest on their way to the relief of Minas Tirith, by their leader Ghân-buri-Ghân. There was a road there, created long ago by the "Stonehouse-folk" (Men of Gondor), that everyone except the Wild Men had forgotten. It would have taken the Drúedain from sunrise to noon to walk it, but it required around ten hours for all of Rohan's army to get through. Each company of soldiers was guided by a Wild Man, who also sent out scouts to keep their movements secret. Movement through the forest keep the army from being spotted by the enemy.[4]

In the Fourth Age, King Aragorn II Elessar declared that the men of the forest would have the land to themselves because of their help during the war.[5]

References

  1. 1.0 1.1 1.2 Unfinished Tales, Part Three: The Third Age, II: "Cirion and Eorl and the Friendship of Gondor and Rohan", Notes
  2. The Atlas of Middle-earth, Regional Maps, "The White Mountains"
  3. Unfinished Tales, Part Four: I: "The Drúedain"
  4. The Lord of the Rings, The Return of the King, Book Five, Chapter V: "The Ride of the Rohirrim"
  5. The Lord of the Rings, The Return of the King, Book Six, Chapter VI: "Many Partings"

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