Eorl the Young, lord of the Éothéod, answered the summons, arriving unexpected at a decisive battle on the Field of Celebrant, routing the orc army. The basic tactical unit was the éored, Old English for "a unit of cavalry, a troop", which at the time of the War of the Ring had a nominal strength of 120 riders. Honegger notes that this does not equate the Rohirrim with the Anglo-Saxons (on horseback or not), but it does show a strong connection, making them "the people most dear to Tolkien and all medievalists. 3018 Elladan and Elrohir, sent by Elrond to a secret errand, passed down the Silverlode into a "strange country" and were the last to return to Rivendell, in December. The interiors of buildings such as the Golden Hall, however, were located on soundstages in other parts of New Zealand; when the camera is inside of the Golden Hall, looking out the open gates, the image of the on-set Edoras set is digitally inserted into the door-frame. Anglo-Saxon England was defeated by the cavalry of the Normans at the Battle of Hastings, and some Tolkien scholars have speculated that the Rohirrim are Tolkien's wishful version of an Anglo-Saxon society that retained a "rider culture", and would have been able to resist such an invasion. [T 14], The Dúnedain of Gondor and the Rohirrim are distantly related (having, in-universe, descended from the same place), However, as opposed to the inhabitants of Gondor, who were portrayed as enlightened and highly civilized, the Rohirrim were portrayed as being on a lower level of enlightenment. Filão de Prata (Portugal). To the west are the rivers Adorn and Isen, where Rohan borders the land of the Dunlendings. [T 10] North of the Folde, the boundary between the East-mark and West-mark runs along the Snowbourn River and the Entwash. It formed the northern boundary of the Field of Celebrant. It is at Meduseld that Aragorn, Gimli, Legolas, and Gandalf meet with King Théoden. Rohan's capital, Edoras, lies in a small but populous region in the centre south of the kingdom, the Folde. Take your favorite fandoms with you and never miss a beat. The stream ran for about eighty-five miles according to The Atlas of Middle-earth..  Tolkien saw this as a parallel with the real-world relationship between Old English and Gothic.. passage of the Old English poem The Wanderer. The Field of Celebrant (named for a synonym of the River Silverlode), even further north, is added to Rohan after the War of the Ring. , Celebrant is a Sindarin name, consisting of celeb, "silver" and rant, "course". Tolkien rendered the language of the Riders of Rohan, Rohirric, as the Mercian dialect of Old English. The song is called the Lament of the Rohirrim. Meduseld, the Golden Hall of the Kings of Rohan, is in the centre of the town at the top of the hill. [T 22], In the 13th century of the Third Age, the Kings of Gondor made close alliances with the Northmen of Rhovanion, a people said in The Lord of the Rings to be akin to the Three Houses of Men (later the Dúnedain) from the First Age.  The Tolkien scholar Tom Shippey notes that Tolkien derived theemblem of the House of Éorl, a "white horse upon green", from the Uffington White Horse carved into the grass of the chalk downs in England. "Can you see anything?" This page has been accessed 42,920 times. The Lord of the Rings: A Reader's Companion, The Hobbit: The Battle of the Five Armies, https://lotr.fandom.com/wiki/Celebrant?oldid=260700. 2014.06.22 LOTRO - Ettenmoors in SIlverlode server AE OP fights - Duration: 16:23. Tolkien's own account, given in The Letters of J. R. R. Tolkien, No. [T 4][T 5] To the east are the mouths of the River Entwash, and the Mering Stream, which separated Rohan from the Gondorian province of Anórien, known to the Rohirrim as Sunlending. The first line of kings lasted for 249 years, until the ninth king Helm Hammerhand died. He was succeeded by his nephew Éomer. The meadows contain "many hidden pools, and broad acres of sedge waving above wet and treacherous bogs"[T 3] that water the grasses. To the northwest, just under the southern end of the Misty Mountains, lies the walled circle of Isengard around the ancient tower of Orthanc; at the time of the War of the Ring, it had been taken over by the evil wizard Saruman. Celebrant (translated as Silverlode) was a stream rising in the eastern Misty Mountains from the Mirrormere in the Dimrill Dale. , Rohan is bordered to the north by the Fangorn forest, home to the Ents (tree-giants)[a] led by Treebeard, and by the great river Anduin, called Langflood by the Rohirrim. The river Snowbourn flows past the town on its way east towards the Entwash. In The Lord of the Rings, Rohan is important in the action, first against the wizard Saruman in the Battle of the Hornburg, and then in the climactic Battle of the Pelennor Fields. Rohirrim (or more properly Rochirrim) is Sindarin for "Horse-lords," and Rohan (or Rochand) means "Land of the Horse-lords". Legolas describes Meduseld in a line that directly translates a line of Beowulf, "The light of it shines far over the land", representing líxte se léoma ofer landa fela. [T 23], In 2758, Rohan was invaded by Dunlendings under Wulf, son of Freca, of mixed Dunland and Rohan blood. In the 21st century, a remnant tribe of such Northmen, the Éothéod, moved from the valleys of Anduin to the northwest of Mirkwood, disputing with the Dwarves over the treasure-hoard of Scatha the dragon. Its eastern borderland is called the Fenmarch; beyond this lies the Kingdom of Gondor. This forum is for discussion of PvMP on the Silverlode server. Celebrant (translated as Silverlode) was a stream rising in the eastern Misty Mountains from the Mirrormere in the Dimrill Dale. This server is the name of what Men call the River Celebrant and, contrary to popular belief, doesn't have very much to do with Dwarves. The server was closed in January 2016, together with 21 other servers. Where now the horse and the rider? It then ran through Lothlórien where it was met by the Nimrodel river, and emptied into the Anduin. , These names were also a translation of Kibil-nâla in Khuzdul, the language of Dwarves. [T 4]. To the south lie the White Mountains (Ered Nimrais).  But the "crucial" fact is the language; Honneger notes that Tolkien had represented Westron speech as modern English; since Rohan spoke a related but older language, Old English was the natural choice in the same style; Tolkien's 1942 table of correspondences also showed that the language of the people of Dale was represented by Norse. [T 23], In 2509, Cirion the Steward of Gondor summoned the Éothéod to help repel an invasion of Men from Rhûn and Orcs from Mordor. , In The Two Towers, chapter 6, the Riders of Rohan are introduced before they are seen, by Aragorn, who chants in the language of the Rohirrim words "in a slow tongue unknown to the Elf and the Dwarf", a lai that Legolas senses "is laden with the sadness of Mortal Men". Celeborn and Galadriel of Lothlórien claimed it as part of their realm. Its countryside is described as a land of pastures and lush tall grassland which is frequently windswept.  They call themselves the Éorlingas, the Sons of Éorl. Before they set out, they bid farwell to Celeborn and Galadriel. We are a mature and helpful kinship of close friends that have been gaming together over many different games since 2003.