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Southward Road

The long road through Ithilien

The name given to road that ran southwards from Mordor's Black Gate, skirting the western edges of the Ephel Dúath as it passed though North Ithilien. Near the entrance of Imlad Morgul it met the old east-west road that had been built long before to connect Osgiliath with Minas Ithil, at a place known simply as the Cross-roads. From there, the road ran on through South Ithilien, past the hills of Emyn Arnen, and eventually reached the Crossings of Poros far to the south. From there, the Harad Road led on further, into the depths of the southern lands of the Harad.

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