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Map of the Gap of Rohan from The Lord of the Rings Online.

The Gap of Rohan is the opening between the mountain ranges of the Misty Mountains and the White Mountains.[1]

HistoryEdit

Through the Gap of Rohan flowed the rivers Isen and Adorn, which formed the effective boundary of the Kingdom of Rohan. Rohan was formerly known as Calenardhon, and thus the Gap was then known as the Gap of Calenardhon. The triangle between the Isen and Adorn rivers and the White Mountains was a contested area between the Rohirrim and the Dunlendings.

The ancient Great Road which connected the realms of Gondor and Arnor of old ran through the Gap, crossing the Isen at the Fords of Isen.

Access to the Gap was controlled by the fortress of Angrenost, or Isengard, which in the later Third Age was controlled by Saruman.

During the War of the Ring, the Fellowship of the Ring chose not to travel through the gap because they had learned Saruman was in league with Sauron, and instead passed through Moria, much to the frustration of Boromir, who had proposed that turning back towards the gap would be the best option after witnessing Moria's destruction.

The Rohirrim fought a number of battles against the Dunlendings and the orcs of Saruman in the gap, during one of which Théodred, son of Théoden King, was mortally wounded.

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Appearances in adaptationsEdit

Video gamesEdit

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The Gap of Rohan in The Lord of the Rings Online.

The Lord of the Rings: The Battle for Middle-earthEdit

The Gap of Rohan appears as a battleground in both The Lord of the Rings: The Battle for Middle-earth and The Lord of the Rings: The Battle for Middle-earth II. It is also represented in The Lord of the Rings Online, where it is the site of constant skirmishes between Dunlendings and the Rohirrim, who are trying to hold the Fords of Isen.

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Places of Middle-earth and Arda

Middle-earth Locations:

Provinces/Regions:

Dunland | Ithilien | Rohan | Arnor | Ettenmoors | Gondor | Lindon | Minhiriath | Rhûn | The Shire | Mordor | Harad | Forochel

Forests & Mountains:

Amon Dîn | Amon Hen | Amon Lhaw | Emyn Muil | Erebor | Fangorn Forest | High Pass | Iron Hills | Lórien | Mirkwood | Mount Doom | Old Forest | Redhorn Pass | Tower Hills | Weather Hills

City/Fortifications:

Angband | Barad-dûr | Bree | Caras Galadhon | Dol Guldur | Fornost | Helm's Deep | Isengard | Minas Morgul | Minas Tirith | Osgiliath | Rivendell | Umbar | Utumno

Miscellaneous:

Cair Andros | Gap of Rohan | Grey Havens | Buckland | Enedwaith | Dagorlad | Dead Marshes | Fords of Isen | Weathertop | Argonath

The rest of Arda:

Valinor | Númenor | Dark Land | Aman | Tol Eressëa

ReferencesEdit

  1. The Atlas of Middle-earth, Regional Maps, "Wilderland"

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