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No part of this publication may be reproduced, stored in a retrieval system, or transmitted, in any form or by any means, electronic, mechanical, photocopying, recording or otherwise, without the prior permission of the publishers.   -   CREDITS    - 2   -   CONTENTS    - I NTRODUCTION  5 How to Use Horse-lords of Rohan 6 The Tale of Years 6 Adventurers from Wilderland and Eriador 6 A H ISTORY   OF   R OHAN  8 Songs of the Riders 8Bonds of Blood 8 The Horse-lords 8 The Host of Eorl 9 The Kings of Rohan 10 The Hammerhand 10 The Stranger King 10 T HE  R EGIONS   OF   R OHAN  13 Edoras 13Harrowdale 22 The Plains of Rohan 27Eastfold 32 Westfold 39 The Great River 49 The Gap of Rohan 56 T HE  F  OREST   OF   F  ANGORN  63 History of Fangorn Forest 63 The Ents 66 The Entwood 73 Adventuring in Fangorn 82Hasty Tasks for Hasty Folk – Ent Patrons 83 Things to do while in Fangorn 84New Fellowship Phase Undertakings 84 A F  OLK   WITH   NO  K INGS  86 History of Dunland 86 The Dunland Fells 89 I SENGARD  94 History of Isengard 94 The Wizard’s Domain 96Notable Characters 109 Things to do while in Isengard 116New Fellowship Phase Undertakings 116 M ONSTERS   OF   R OHAN  118 Dunlendings 118Servants of the White Wizard 119Gazhúr Three-Deaths 123Orcs of the White Mountains 123 The Pale Ones 124 The Black Warg of Methedras 124Fungal Troll 125 The Great Boar of Everholt 126Stoneclaws the Bear 126Huorns 127 The Dead Men of Dunharrow 129 T HE  H ORSE   AND   THE  R IDER  130 Masters of Horses 130Handling Horses 131Riding on a Journey 132 Acquiring Horses 132Characteristics of Horses 133Horse Qualities 134Riding in Combat 135Charging 136Fighting at Close Quarters 137 Attacking Horses 137 Typical Riding Tests Required in Combat 138 H EROIC  C ULTURES  139 Riders of Rohan 140Cultural Virtues – Riders of Rohan 144Cultural Rewards – Riders of Rohan 147Dunlendings 148Cultural Virtues – Dunlendings 152Cultural Rewards - Dunlendings 153Riders of Rohan Pre-generated Character Sheet 154Dunlending Pre-generated Character Sheet 156 I NDEX  158  3  4  H ORSE - LORDS   OF  R OHAN …it is not, as you know, my wont to speak ill of the dead,  but there are days Ecthelion, days when, I vow to you, if he stood before me, I would strike my father down, as readily as I would a serpent. Was there ever a less  worthy king? Fengel instructed my people far too well in his ways and they took his lessons to heart. They’ve  learned to be covetous, suspicious and more concerned  for gold then for honour. They believe provoking useless duels and killing those who should be their allies will  garner them glory.Alas for the Rohirrim.It may take my lifetime, but I will set it aright, I will  balance the scales. I will remind the Eorlingas who they are meant to be and my son, in turn, will show them. Many think it ill that we favour Sindarin and Westron in Meduseld, and perhaps there is some truth in that charge, but Théoden already speaks the tongue of his forefathers better than I and none will question him when he comes into his own.I confess on my darkest days, that my thoughts turn ever to the White City. I miss gazing out of the tower  of your namesake in the early morning, watching the Anduin turn to silver fire as the dawn kissed her. Morwen hides it well, but she longs for the harps of her  homeland, not the hard songs of mine.Enough of this, Rohan needs me. I shall not fail the  Riddermark.Now as to my council, you do well to be concerned, I think, for the Corsairs have ever been restive in the late spring. Doubtless, you remember their attack on Linhir in 2942, even before the Dark Lord made his return  known. No, as I have said before, you did well to send  forth your call for aid. There are still stout hearts in this world of ours and much that is worth fighting for. There are several warriors within my court that I will commend to you. One though, I’ll not give up, not yet at least. I suspect he is of your kin, for he is tall and stern, with grey eyes that falter not. He said he lost  his name on the road south, so my people call him the Eagle . His conduct is nothing short of exemplary, a soul of honour in these dark times, an example to help the Eorlingas remember who they are… Excerpt of a letter from Thengel King, Lord of the Mark to Ecthelion II, the Steward of Gondor.
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