Retrospective: Dagorlad and the Dead Marshes. This module isn’t half as good as its cousins, Bree and the Barrow Downs and Erech and the. The Dead Marshes is a fictional place from J. R. R. Tolkien’s universe, Middle- earth. Contents. 1 Literature; 2 Inspiration; 3 Portrayal in adaptations; 4 References; 5 External links. Literature[edit]. Once a part of the ancient battlefield of Dagorlad, the Dead Marshes lie. The Dead Marshes was an area of swampland east of the Emyn Muil and bordered on the east by the Dagorlad plain, site of the ancient Battle of Dagorlad .

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There is the Gondorian fortress of Tir Nindor, built in the s to protect the nearby town of Caras Gwindor.

I liked the Dagorlad, Dead Marshes, Nindalf area. At the very least I was expecting to see the safeways taken by Gollum guiding Frodo and Sam, but they aren’t to be found. TolkienTolkien speculated that the description of the Dead Marshes may have been based on his personal experience in World War Ispecifically, mashes Battle of the Somme. The biggest failings seem to be lack of inspired spooky details for the marshes, and they really could have also included a number of eerie shades and phantoms of Dagorlad and the foothills of Mordor.

Ice MERP Middle Earth Role Playing Dagorlad & The Dead Marshes Module 8020

This site uses cookies. This module isn’t half as good as its cousins, Deead and the Barrow Downs and Erech and the Paths of the Dead ; in fact it’s the least impressive of the eight adventure modules I’m covering in these retrospectives.


Places of Middle-earth and Arda Middle-earth Locations: Views Read Edit View history. Yet for all this color, the place feels wholly uninspired. Once a part of the ancient battlefield of Dagorladthe Dead Marshes lie north-west of the Morannon, the principal entrance to Mordor. Lists with This Book. Dagorlad and the Dead Marshes.

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Shadow of Mordor Middle-earth: There is, at the anr, a burial mound infested with ghouls — tacked on as an epilogue, of all things, when this sort of thing should have been commanding center stage.

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The marshes outside Mordor are plagued by daed uniquely damned: Adventure on the plains before the Gates of Mordor, where roaming Orcs strike terror among unwary travelers. No one wants to be taken captive here, to be sure, as the lady is exceedingly cruel, reports directly to Dol Guldur, and has a nasty cleric on hand who takes marsges pleasure in vivisections. The tomb, outposts and hidden strongholds are bread-and-butter adventure material for me, since I lean towards wilderness and town adventures.


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yhe The wetlands were filled with all manner of waterfowl and alive with the songs of frogs and blackbirds. There is, at the end, a burial mound infested with ghouls — tacked on as an epilogue, of all things, when this sort of thing should have been commanding center stage. Dagorlad and the Dead Marshes. The marshes were an endless network of pools and soft mires filled with water-courses, and in the dark waters dagorlxd be seen the dead from battles of long ago.

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I was happy to read material that got away from the “canon” and the books and presented something new and unusual that my imagination could work on freely. Grouse pecked and nested there, and wild cattle grazed. Retrieved from ” http: Just a moment while we sign you in to your Goodreads account.

The Busybody Just as cooks pray for a good crop of young animals and fishermen for a good haul of fish, in the same way busybodies pray for a marses crop of calamities or a good haul of difficulties that they, like cooks and fishermen, may always have something to fish out and butcher.

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