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Dor-Cúarthol

Type: Kingdoms, Realms, Lands

Region: Beleriand & North

Meaning: Land of Bow and Helm

Location: The region between Teiglin and the west march of Doriath, defended by Túrin and Beleg from their lair on Amon Rûdh.

Description: Thence the road went on into the Guarded Plain; but the Orcs did not go far upon it, as yet, for there dwelt now in the wild a terror that was hidden, and upon the red hill were watchful eyes of which they had not been warned. For Túrin put on again the Helm of Hador; and far and wide in Beleriand the whisper went, under wood and over stream and through the passes of the hills, saying that the Helm and Bow that had fallen in Dimbar had arisen again beyond hope. Then many who went leaderless, dispossessed but undaunted, took heart again, and came to seek the Two Captains. Dor-Cúarthol, the Land of Bow and Helm, was in that time named all the region between Teiglin and the west march of Doriath

The Silmarillion, Quenta Silmarillion, Ch 21, Of Túrin Turambar

Túrin received gladly all who came to him, but by the counsel of Beleg he admitted no newcomer to his refuge upon Amon Rûdh (and that was now named Echad i Sedryn, Camp of the Faithful); the way thither only those of the Old Company knew and no others were admitted. But other guarded camps and forts were established round about: in the forest eastward, or in the highlands, or in the southward fens, from Methed-en-glad ("the End of the Wood") to Bar-erib some leagues south of Amon Rûdh; and from all these places men could see the summit of Amon Rûdh, and by signals receive tidings and commands.

Unfinished Tales, Part 1, Ch 2, Narn I Hîn Húrin: Appendix

Contributors: Tanaqui 11.13.04, quotations from UT added 11.15.04

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