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Location
A promontory extending into the Great Sea from Minhiriath, southward of the mouth of Baranduin
Settlements
None known
Race
Outflow
The mouth of Baranduin lay directly northward of the cape
Pronunciation
e'roon vo'rn
Meaning
'Black woods'

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Eryn Vorn

The wooded cape beneath the mouths of Baranduin

Map of Eryn Vorn

'The Black Woods'; the deeply forested cape that stood out into the Great Sea south of the mouths of Baranduin.


Notes

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Our only specific historical reference to Eryn Vorn comes from the later Second Age, in the time of cruel Númenórean incursions into Middle-earth. Many of the native Men of Middle-earth fled to conceal themselves in the dark forests of the peninsula to hide from the Númenóreans at this time. In the earlier Third Age, the cape formally fell within the bounds of the Arnor, the North-kingdom of Dúnedain, and later of Cardolan. We have no accounts of the Dúnedain occupying Eryn Vorn during this period.

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