POPULATION EFFECTS: Establishing 'Lindon' in the nearby lands of the Elves or Dwarves reflects the ruler settling Men in the province. This is a one-way process which brings population growth and allows Mannish - and only Mannish - troops to be recruited here.

GEOGRAPHY: The region of Lindon, or the Lindons, comprises the lands of Harlindon and Forlindon, including the land and bay of Mithlond, the Blue Mountains, and the fertile valley of Lhûn. These are pleasant and diverse lands with beautiful mountains, rich forests and hills, great open plains riven with sparking streams, and, of course, majestic coastlands.

HISTORY: These lands are most ancient and are perhaps most well-known for their havens and ships from whence depart the Elves of Middle-earth for the Undying Lands. The valley of Lune has little history to speak of, save that the Elves have been less seldom seen there in the Fourth Age, and that many of the Men that dwelt there were said to have joined the Elvellyn.

INHABITANTS: Elves and Dwarves once dwelt in this region but are now more rarely seen than in the past, for Men have settled here, loyal chiefly to the Ways of the West but to no kingdom, and turn the land to their own use. So spreads the Dominion of Men across Middle-earth…

Establishing the nearby lands of the Elves or Dwarves as part of the Lindon region reflects the ruler settling Men in the province, displacing any folk of other races who may remain or simply building new homes in the abandoned lands. This one-way process brings population growth, and changes recruitment options.

FEATURES: Mithlond, the Grey Havens, lies in Lindon and not far from there, on the Tower Hills, stand the White Towers, where the palantír known as the Stone of Elendil was once kept.

SETTLEMENTS: Mithlond, Forlond, Harlond, Gabilgathol, Hollowbold, and Lune.

FORTS: None.

DEVELOPER'S NOTE: Gabilgathol and Hollowbold are named after ancient names of Dwarven holds. Lune is named after the valley where it lies.