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Dates
Túrin and Beleg were known as the Two Captains during I 489
Location
Dor-Cúarthol, centred around Amon Rûdh south of Brethil
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Both Captains originated from among the Elves of Doriath
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Two Captains

Túrin Turambar and Beleg Strongbow

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The two great warriors of the First Age who together led the outlaws of Dor-Cúarthol, the Land of Bow and Helm. They were a menace to Morgoth's forces for a time, until he assaulted and overwhelmed their chief stronghold at Bar-en-Danwedh.

Beleg Strongbow The 'Bow' of the Land of Bow and Helm (from his great bow Belthronding) Beleg was an Elf of Doriath who knew Túrin in his youth. When Túrin exiled himself from Doriath, Beleg sought him out in the wilds of Beleriand to bring him news of Thingol's pardon. Eventually he joined with Túrin and his Men, fighting to hold back the Orcs from the lands around Amon Rûdh. When the defenders of Dor-Cúarthol were betrayed, Beleg was left for dead, but he recovered and set out to rescue his captured friend Túrin.
Túrin Turambar The 'Helm' of the Land of Bow and Helm (from the Helm of Hador that he wore in battle) it was Túrin who led his Men to settle in Bar-en-Danwedh. That hidden House of Ransom was concealed on the summit of Amon Rûdh, and lay at the heart of the land that became known as Dor-Cúarthol. Over the short time that the Two Captains led the people of that land, their numbers swelled and they became a terror to the Orcs, but through the wiles of Mím its people were betrayed. Túrin was carried off as a prisoner by the Orcs, and the realm of the Two Captains came to a sudden and bloody end.

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