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Tindrock Isle

The steep-sided isle of Nen Hithoel

The Mannish name for the steep, rocky island that stood at the southern end of Nen Hithoel, above the Falls of Rauros, often simply called 'The Tindrock'. The Elves called the island Tol Brandir ('steep-tower island') but the name Tindrock has slightly different origins. In Old English a tind is a sharp point, so the Tindrock was the 'pointed rock'.

The tall point of the Tindrock stood up between two hills, one on either of the shores of Nen Hithoel: Amon Hen to the west and Amon Lhaw to the east. In the great days of Gondor, these hills were important watch-posts at its northern borders. The island of the Tindrock, though, had never been visited by Men, or so the legends said.

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Nen Hithoel

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