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River Blackroot

The river that rose above Erech

Also known as the Morthond, the Blackroot was one of the many rivers that flowed out from the southern feet of the White Mountains to water the plains of Gondor. The Blackroot sprang from the mountains near the southern gate of the Paths of the Dead, above Erech, and so it acquired its sinister name. Its waters flowed south to meet the Ringló above Edhellond, and then on to empty into the Great Sea a little to the north of Dol Amroth.

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