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Fields of Fornost

Posted by on Feb 27, 2007  | Comments

Fields of Fornost -

Lord of the Rings Online gives us a look at the Fields of Fornost.

Ghosts of the past whisper within the ruins scattered throughout these once-prosperous North Downs regions. Long ago, this was the location of Fornost, also known as Norbury of the Kings, the principal city of the Kingdom of Arnor, the North Kingdom of Men. Now, all that can be found are the weathered remains of the strong walls and majestic towers that fell to the fires of the great Battle of Fornost - the final chapter in the war that drove the Witch-king of Angmar out of these lands more than 1,000 years ago. The city was never rebuilt, and few of the ancestors of those who once dwelled in these lands remain. In the times since those great battles, the region has been traveled less and less, until now it is all but a forgotten wilderness of wild grasses and sparse trees. The ruins of the great city of Fornost are now called Deadmen's Dike to those who still whisper its name, and the significance of the events that shaped this land are fading into memory.

As the darkness grows in Angmar to the north, and evil again stirs in the halls once ruled by the dreaded Witch-king, foul creatures and hardened, wilderness-dwelling Men are moving into this land, traveling freely with the cruelest of intentions. It is said that even marauding bands of Orcs and goblins have been seen in the area, though the purpose of their presence so far from their dwellings in the dark places of Middle-earth remains a mystery.

As adventurers travel North, away from the familiar and relatively tranquil surroundings of the Shire and Bree, the lands give way to the North Downs and become more harsh as the challenges become much greater. Travelers here will marvel at the ruins of the former Arnor capitol of Fornost, which feature architecture in the distinctly ancient style of the all-but-forgotten race of Men who constructed them and fought to protect the lands from darkness. Still, the grandeur of the kingdom that one stood in these rolling fields still manages to shine through, though travelers had best be wary of the creatures which now stalk the shadows of this land.

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