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Orrostar

Type: Kingdoms, Realms, Lands

Region: Numenor

Meaning: Eastlands

Location: The northeastern promontory of Númenor.

Description: The land of Númenor resembled in outline a five-pointed star ... from which extended five large peninsular promontories. These promontories were regarded as separate regions, and they were named Forostar (Northlands), Andustar (Westlands), Hyarnustar (Southwestlands), Hyarrostar (Southeastlands), and Orrostar (Eastlands). The central portion was called Mittalmar (Inlands)....

Unfinished Tales, Part 2, Ch 1, Description of the Island of Númenor

The Orrostar was a cooler land, but it was protected from the cold north-east winds by highlands that rose towards the end of the promontory; and in the inner regions of the Orrostar much grain was grown, especially in those parts near to the borders of Arandor.

Unfinished Tales, Part 2, Ch 1, Description of the Island of Númenor

Contributors: Zimraphel. 6Jul03.
Elena Tiriel 3Mar05

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