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Camp of the Faithful

The refuge on the Bald Hill

The rocky summit of Amon Rûdh, the Bald Hill, had long held a hidden refuge reached by secret ways. It was the home of Mîm the Petty-dwarf, but it was ransomed to Túrin and his outlaw band. When the outlaws were joined by Beleg of Doriath, a small autonomous land began to grow up around the hill: Dor-Cúarthol, the Land of Bow and Helm.

As the deeds of Túrin and Beleg against the forces of Morgoth became known, others came to the new land and its numbers grew. These newcomers settled the woods and plains around the Bald Hill, but the ways to the stronghold at its top remained a secret entrusted only to Túrin's original band, now known as the Old Company. At this time the hidden refuge of Túrin's faithful followers became known as Echad i Sedryn, the Camp of the Faithful.

The Camp of the Faithful at the heart of the fledgling land endured for mere months before its destruction, as its original owner Mîm proved less faithful than the members of the Old Company. He betrayed the Camp to the Orcs, who slew the Old Company, leaving Beleg for dead and taking Túrin captive.


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