Places in Middle-earth
King's Lands, The
Type: Kingdoms, Realms, Lands
Description: Marshal of the Mark (or Riddermark) was the highest military rank and the title of the King's lieutenants.... The First Marshal's ward was the capital, Edoras, and the adjacent King's Lands (including Harrowdale).
Unfinished Tales, Part 3, Ch 5, The Battles of the Fords of Isen: Appendix
Folde A region of Rohan about Edoras, part of the King's Lands.
Unfinished Tales, Index
Before them stood the mountains of the South: white-tipped and streaked with black. The grass-lands rolled against the hills that clustered at their feet, and flowed up into many valleys ... winding their way into the heart of the great mountains. Immediately before the travellers the widest of these glens opened like a long gulf among the hills. Far inward they glimpsed a tumbled mountain-mass with one tall peak; at the mouth of the vale there stood like sentinel a lonely height. About its feet there flowed, as a thread of silver, the stream that issued from the dale; upon its brow they caught, still far away, a glint in the rising sun, a glimmer of gold. 'Speak, Legolas!' said Gandalf. 'Tell us what you see there before us!' ...
'I see a white stream that comes down from the snows,' he said. 'Where it issues from the shadow of the vale a green hill rises upon the east. A dike and mighty wall and thorny fence encircle it. Within there rise the roofs of houses; and in the midst, set upon a green terrace, there stands aloft a great hall' ...
'Edoras those courts are called,' said Gandalf, 'and Meduseld is that golden hall.' ...
The Two Towers, LoTR Book 3, Ch 8, The Road to Isengard
Contributors: Elena Tiriel 20Jan05