Edoras by hunter_221
The city of Edoras was built on a hill in a valley of the White Mountains by Rohan's second King, Brego son of Eorl the Young. Before Edoras was completed, Rohan's capital was at Aldburg in the Folde. The Golden Hall was described as having a golden thatch, and the stables were constructed at the top of the hill by Meduseld itself.
Edoras is Rohan's only real city. It is here in Meduseld that Aragorn, Gimli, Legolas, and Gandalf meet with King Théoden in the account of the early stages of the War of the Ring.
The inhabitants of Edoras and the rest of the Rohirrim were often called to war, to defend both Gondor and Rohan. They wore green capes, carried green shields emblazoned with a golden sun and were armed with spears and long swords that were set with green gems.
Edoras is built at the end of the valley of Harrowdale, which lies under the great mountain Starkhorn. The river Snowbourn flows past the city on its way west towards the Entwash. The city was protected only by a high wall of timber, and a one-way road allowed access to the city. Just before the gates, two sets of mounds lined the road, which were the graves of the former Kings of Rohan
"Edoras" is Old English for "the Courts", which Tolkien held to be a translation of an unknown Rohirric name of the same meaning. "Meduseld", a modernized form of the Old English Maeduselde, is similarly meant to be a translation of an unknown Rohirric name meaning "mead hall".
The city is big, so it isn’t easy to control it.You must defend it from herd of wolfs.
Sauron won’t let to grow human’s city. His troopers will attack the city. Use Rohirrims (raiders on horses) to save your people…
This looks like a pretty decent effort! I'll give this one a go. Nice castle design by the way and most of the terrain looks fairly good. You maybe added too many boulders and iron in the top left corner though.
Posted on 07/02/07 @ 02:02 AM
hehehe just to let you know we didnt go for a realistic shape as such and the surroundings were not overly accurate either so i can say with a degree of certainty your design is based off ours?
Not that there is anything wrong with that mind you :)
Hunter_221 File Author
Posted on 07/02/07 @ 06:34 AM
No, I didn't- that's my own idea. Edoras is my favourite town in LOTR, so I've designed it. I've seen Yours map and I think that it's much better than mine, but i didn't use it in my project.
Sorry 4 my english- im polish