A vast lake or inland sea that lay in the southern central regions of Mordor, fed by four rivers that ran down from the mountain ranges surrounding the Dark Land. Around the shores of the lake were Sauron's slave-farms, where provisions for his vast armies were produced. After Sauron's defeat in the War of the Ring, the newly crowned King Elessar released the slaves that worked those farms, and granted them the land around Lake Núrnen as their own.
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