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Fen of Serech

Type: Rivers & Lakes

Region: Beleriand & North

Location: A large marsh north of the Pass of Sirion, where the Rivil flows northwards from the north slopes of Dorthonion into the Sirion.

Description:

But the Captain of Morgoth... marched on therefore until the front of his battle was drawn up before the stream of Sirion, from the walls of the fortress of Eithel Sirion to the inflowing of Rivil at the Fen of Serech....

The Silmarillion, Quenta Silmarillion, Ch 20, Of The Fifth Battle: Nirnaeth Arnoediad

Celegorm... waylaid [the Orcs] with a part of the Elven-host, and coming down upon them out of the hills near Eithel Sirion drove them into the Fen of Serech.

The Silmarillion, Quenta Silmarillion, Ch 13, Of the Return of the Noldor

Barahir... was in the fighting farther westward, near to the Pass of Sirion. There King Finrod Felagund, hastening from the south, was cut off from his people and surrounded with small company in the Fen of Serech; and he would have been slain or taken, but Barahir came up with the bravest of his men and rescued him....

The Silmarillion, Quenta Silmarillion, Ch 18, Of the Ruin of Beleriand and the Fall of Fingolfin

So it was that Turgon fought his way southward, until coming behind the guard of Húrin and Huor he passed down Sirion and escaped.... But the brothers drew the remnant of the Men of the house of Hador about them, and foot by foot they withdrew, until they came behind the Fen of Serech, and had the stream of Rivil before them. There they stood and gave way no more.

The Silmarillion, Quenta Silmarillion, Ch 20, Of The Fifth Battle: Nirnaeth Arnoediad

Beren... pursued the Orcs that had slain his father..., and he found their camp by night at Rivil's Well above the Fen of Serech....

The Silmarillion, Quenta Silmarillion, Ch 19, Of Beren and Lúthien

Contributors: Elena Tiriel 10Dec07

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