By Susan Tyler Hitchcock
This package deal info all of Southern Rhovanion.
Southern MIRKWOOD contains:
- four significant layouts together with DOL GULDUR
- A 16" x 20" full-color insert, part number one depicts settings from THE LORD OF THE earrings, aspect #2 maps out WOODMENTOWN, the HILL OF SORCERY, and a HOUSE-LORD settlement
From the Undeeps to the previous wooded area highway, around the conflict simple referred to as DAGORLAD, Southern Mirkwood is a land cursed through the Necromancer of DOL GULDUR.
INTRODUCTION TO SOUTHERN RHOVANION
Long in the past the world of Southern Rhovanion earned the typical identify of South Wilderland. For regardless of quite a few settlements of fellows through the years, Nature has consistently reigned ultimate during this area of woodland and plains. All who input Southern Rhovanion, no matter if to shuttle or to dwell out their lives, needs to prepared themselves for daily encounters with the whims and forces of Nature. each civilization that has made its domestic the following - even if the primitive Beijabar, the savage Orcs of Dol Guldur, or the stately Northmen below Vidugavia - all have needed to locate how one can make their rugged methods of lifestyles reply to the higher forces of Nature.
Growing issues have specific value during this zone ruled via the woodland as soon as known as Greenwood the good. In each nook of the wooded realm Nature is grasp, and to dwell right here with ease one needs to how to establish and assemble the precious crops becoming wild and unfastened and, simply as very important, to spot, steer clear of, and use while useful the effective toxic crops Nature strews simply as generously in one's pathway throughout the woodland and the plains.
There as soon as used to be an afternoon while the woodland bloomed appealing and prairie flora sweetly scented The Plains of Talath Harroch. There as soon as used to be an afternoon while the Fives sang to the seasons, and while Nature appeared calm and forgiving in her manner. yet these days are long past - might be now not without end, yet during this yr of T.A. 1640 few population of Southern Rhovanion anticipate existence to turn into any easier.
During those years of restoration after the nice Plague, which hit Southern Rhovanion simply as challenging because it hit Gondor, humans were thrown again upon the severe assets of the flora and fauna. the elements has grew to become harsher over the past few a long time, and with the Plague has come ailment from many instructions. Vestiges of the Plague upward thrust back one of the electorate of Southern Rhovanion; probably end result of the a variety of refugees who come right here from different bothered components to dwell or die, based upon what destiny holds in shop for them. The Plague struck humankind extra violently than it struck Nature, and those that dwell in Southern Rhovanion at the moment are greater than ever on the mercy in their environment.
No one travels or lives within the quarter with no falling lower than the shadow of Dol Guldur. whereas in simple terms the wisest have any idea of why this mountain sheds this sort of ghastly spell, each understands that from it emanates the stench of evil and the shadow of loss of life. so much hardships that befall one in Southern Rhovanion will be traced again in a single approach or different to the impression of that accursed craggy peak.
Yet conflicts have arisen that it sounds as if don't have anything to do with the Evil of that mountain. Southern Rhovanion, virtually as a result of its pastoral heritage, has develop into the warring flooring of forces past its bounds. the nice Kings of Gondor - of their quest for empire and the subjugation of the Easterling tribes -- have introduced consistent clash and bloodshed to a land which used to be little greater than a hall for wandering folks. Few nice wars originate in the minds and hearts of Southern Rhovanians, yet many take place upon their hills and plains, forcing them to absorb fingers to guard and guard no matter what houses and assets stay between them. this can be a state lower than siege - now not amidst conflict at the present time, yet continuously below the omnipresent danger that warfare or pestilence, drought or deluge, might wipe out every little thing the next day to come.