The One Ring: The Darkening of Mirkwood
The Hoary Mountain
The southern face of the Grey Mountains range is an uninterrupted wall of menacing peaks, rising tall to the wet and slowly diminishing in the east. The tallest among them is known as the Gamolberg, the hoary mountain, a mighty height towering above deep-shadowed glens and dells. It takes its name from its snow-capped summit, that often appears streaked with grey, as the limestone surface is revealed by strong winds or by the warmer seasons’ thawing.
Centuries ago, Men living in the north used to test their courage by climbing the mountain’s sheer southern face, and stories tell of a throne sitting atop a high terrace, carved in the grey rock by the North wind itself.
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