Halifirien, tallest of the Beacon-hills of Gondor, was an outlier of the White Mountains, standing apart from the main range among the trees of the Firien Wood. Between the Beacon-hill and the mountains ran a wooded cleft, known as the Firien-dale (which translates as 'mountain-valley', a reference to the lone peak of Halifirien), and it was in this dale that the Mering Stream had its sources. That stream marked the border between Rohan and Gondor, and so the Firien-dale lay where Rohan's Eastfold marched with the Gondorian region of Anórien.
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