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Location
In the Gap of Rohan, some fifty miles south of Isengard
Race
Divisions
Cultures
Originally fell within the borders of Gondor; later controlled by the Rohirrim
Settlements
The Fords lay approximately halfway between Isengard to the north and Helm's Deep to the south
Outflow
The Isen flowed southwards through the Fords before turning westward toward the Great Sea
Meaning
Isen means 'iron'
Other names

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Fords of Isen

The crossing-point of the River Isen

Map of the Fords of Isen

The crossing-point on the upper reaches of the River Isen. As the only direct route between Eriador and Gondor, the Fords had great strategic value, and Isengard was built to guard them. They were the scene of two Battles between Saruman and the Rohirrim during the War of the Ring.


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