Retrospective: Dagorlad and the Dead Marshes. This module isn’t half as good as its cousins, Bree and the Barrow Downs and Erech and the. The Dead Marshes is a fictional place from J. R. R. Tolkien’s universe, Middle- earth. Contents. 1 Literature; 2 Inspiration; 3 Portrayal in adaptations; 4 References; 5 External links. Literature[edit]. Once a part of the ancient battlefield of Dagorlad, the Dead Marshes lie. The Dead Marshes was an area of swampland east of the Emyn Muil and bordered on the east by the Dagorlad plain, site of the ancient Battle of Dagorlad .

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Just a moment while we sign you in deead your Goodreads account. Books by Ruth Sochard. When the King and his guard were destroyed many of the confused soldiers of Gondor were driven by the attackers into the Dead Marshes. North-west of the Dagorlad and south-east of the Emyn Muil.

Adventure on the plains before the Gates of Mordor, where roaming Orcs strike terror among unwary travelers.

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Leave a Reply Cancel reply Enter your comment here While passing through the marshes, a Black Rider on a Fell beast passed overhead, terrifying Gollum enough that he started to slip back into his old speech-habits, which he had somewhat given up after swearing to “serve dagoelad master of the Precious. Christian Kell rated it liked it Jan 16, In the bookGollum reveals the dangers to Sam, who calls to the stiff and lifeless Frodo and breaks his an before he can touch the waters.


During Gondor ‘s war with the WainridersKing Ondoher ‘s army was caught by surprise and he and his men were driven into the Dead Marshes and defeated. In a letter Tolkien said that “the Dead Marshes and the approaches to the Morannon owe something to Northern France after the Battle of the Somme. You are commenting using your Facebook account. This expanse was once covered with wild grains and other grasses which quickly sprang up to hide the remains of the great war fought here at the end of the Second Age.

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Dagorlad and Dead Marshes by Ruth Sochard

BookDB marked it as to-read Oct 07, The Hunt for Gollum Born of Hope Aragorn once captured Gollum here, on February 1and took him to Mirkwood. The Teeth of Mordor.

I wanted suffocating underwater networks, and got Tol Malbor instead. It seems that the bodies only appear in the water when the lights are lit. Views Read Edit View history.

I liked the Dagorlad, Dead Marshes, Nindalf area. Isengard and Northern Gondor Retrospective: Gondorian frontiersmen, Bandits, Marshmen, Asdraigs, barrows, Miruimor, undead – it was a much more heavily and diversely populated are than I had imagined before I acquired Dagoflad.

Pablo rated it it was amazing Jun 02, dear This page was last modified on 11 Februaryat Retrieved from ” https: Kind of like your comments on transforming Greater Harad into something much more than the original, I put imagination into this area and it grew in my mind.

Yet for all this color, the place feels wholly uninspired. The Fhe was marked by lights that danced about and candles which Gollum called ” candles of corpses “; it is likely that those who become entranced by these lights and attempt to touch the bodies drown in the water and go down to join the dead.


Email required Address never made public. Other books in the series. These fascinations, regretfully, are given fleeting coverage in favor of hugely dull sites. Their hideout boasts little beyond an abundance of snare traps, and while their activity of preying on farms and caravans can be worked into a decent enough plot, it’s all ultimately a top-heavy exercise in a module that should be focused below the marshes rather than above them.

Contents 1 History 2 Inspiration 3 See also 4 References.

Dead Marshes

As mentioned, Tol Malbor is the bullseye, reachable dagorllad by boat, and Thuringwathost the focal point of evil on the outskirts. The only green was the scum of livid weed on the dark greasy surfaces of the sullen waters. Janne rated it really liked it Jul 27, A marsh settlement is also presented, with background of the primitive Marshmen culture.

Grayson Hughes added it Jul 23, This site uses cookies. To see what your friends thought of this book, please sign up. The region’s waters gleamed with fish, and deer grazed the marsh grasses, bothered only by the hunting expeditions of the scattered tribes of Marshmen.

Mith — original artwork used in design by John Howe and Ted Nasmith.