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Dates
Founded c. II 1000; under Gondorian control between II 3441 and c. III 1980; Sauron finally ejected in III 3019
Location
Directly to the east of Gondor
Origins
Chosen as a fortified land by Sauron in about the year II 1000
Race
Ruled by Sauron, a Maia, but mainly peopled by Orcs
Settlements
Ruled from Barad-dûr, with various castles and towers including Durthang, the Tower of Cirith Ungol and the Towers of the Teeth
Important peaks
Orodruin, commonly called Mount Doom
Other names

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Land of Shadow

The domain of the Dark Lord

A name for Sauron's Dark Land of Mordor. The 'Shadow' is a term often used for the dark power of Sauron, and so on one level the name 'Land of Shadow' simply implies that the country was under his power. More than that, there were uncanny real shadows there, especially those enfolding the Dark Tower of Barad-dûr and keeping it from the eyes of the Dark Lord's enemies.


See also...

Morgul Pass

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