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If the lore and wisdom of the high Elves survived in Middle-earth, it did so in Ered Luin where the remnant of Beleriand dwelt in its Grey Havens. Among their other skills the Elves retained their ancient talents as master cartographers. This figure represents an Elven woman from the Grey Havens surveying the land for the purposes of map-making.
Summoned by Aragorn to fight the corsairs at Pelargir, the Deadmen of Dunharrow were the unquiet spirits of men of the white mountains. They had sworn an oath to fight with Isildur in the war of the Last Alliance, but had deserted him. As retribution their unquiet spirits haunted Dunharrow and the paths of the dead for many years until at last they fulfilled their pledge to Isildur’s heir.
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Striking due north from the fords of Isen at the gap of Rohan is a fine road of cut stone leading to the ancient stronghold of Isengard. Like the tower itself the road was built of old by the men of Westernesse. It passes through the curve of the mountains at Nan Curunir and continues to the tower itself. Some miles before Orthanc is a great stone pillar, surmounted by a carved hand pointing towards the stronghold of Saruman.
The term "Easterlings” was applied by the folk of the west of Middle-earth to all those peoples who hailed from the vast steppe lands east of Mirkwood from Rhun and beyond. This figure shows an Easterling shaman, with a drum. His clothes are sown with charms and feathers of various kinds to afford magical protection.
A marshal of the Mark, Elfhelm fought victoriously at the battle of the Pelennor fields and survived his daring cavalry charge through the Pelennor wall to attack the Easterlings and Orcs of Mordor. Later when the great host of Gondor marched to the Black gate, Elfhelm’s forces were left to guard Anorien on Gondor’s northern marches.
When Minas Tirith called upon its provincial troops to rally to its defence as the forces of Mordor closed in upon it, Gondor’s provincial lords sent all the manpower that they could spare. From the far west, the Marcher lord Duinhir brought his two sons and five hundred good archers to help in the city’s defence. This figure shows Duinhir himself, wearing a surcoat emblazoned with the Morthond coat of arms, under which he wears a mail shirt. The bulk of his troops would be more lightly equipped, mostly without mail and many without helmets or short-swords.
Although slightly smaller than their more southerly cousins, the northern Snow-Trolls were just as dangerous. What they lacked in intelligence they made up for in brute force. From Carn Dum and Forochel to all points north they pose a constant threat to unwary travellers.