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  • Segovax

    Dunlending Injustice?

    August 9, 2012 by Segovax

    Hey, an interesting thought occurred to me about the Eorlingas settling Calenardhon. The native hillmen, or Dunlendings as they came to be called, were apparently pushed off their land by the invading Northmen. Did Gondor have the right to award fiefs in that land to these northern folk, while completely disregarding their subjects already living there? I know Calenardhon was de-populated because of plagues, war, etc., but there were still some people already living there! I believe Saruman was at least right in telling his Dunland allies that they were unjustly driven off their land by the invading horsemen. In fact, the situation of a fair-haired northern people driving off a supposedly "inferior" culture into the hills seems to me to be…

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