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The History of Middle-earth (chibi version) - Part 207 - Call the exterminator

23rd April 2015 (17:39)

Time for a map to show where everything's happening (and is about to happen!)

Spoiler note: it's not called Doriath yet. :)

For the record, the mountain range on the right of this map is, by my calculations, roughly as long north-south, and is in roughly the same geographical location/latitude, as the British Isles in our own world. That puts Beleriand under the Atlantic Ocean in our present-day world, which sounds about right.

Part 207: Call the exterminator

Next time: Part 208: first battle of Beleriand

Chibis by the now-dead website formerly known as tektek.org
Original story by and copyright to J R R Tolkien, ed. C Tolkien: Primarily based on the Silmarillion, but incorporating ideas from the 12-volume History of Middle Earth series.
Questions and comments welcome!


Posted by: curiouswombat (curiouswombat)
Posted at: 24th April 2015 07:55 (UTC)

Thank you - that is a really useful map because it is one I understand!

Posted by: StephenT (stormwreath)
Posted at: 24th April 2015 08:35 (UTC)

Thanks! It' qanadaptation of one I did a year or so back, but I tried to make it in the style of modern-day maps you'd find in atlases.

Posted by: erimthar (erimthar)
Posted at: 24th April 2015 14:18 (UTC)

Map courtesy of Google Middle Earth, I assume?

Posted by: StephenT (stormwreath)
Posted at: 24th April 2015 15:59 (UTC)

It's a satellite photo. :)

Posted by: Garth St.Claire (Garth St.Claire)
Posted at: 24th April 2015 15:05 (UTC)

You made that map yourself? Very impressive! And you even gave Ossiriand woodlands! Seriously we always hear about the woods of Ossiriand yet every official map omits them, even the Atlas of Middle Earth.

Posted by: StephenT (stormwreath)
Posted at: 24th April 2015 16:03 (UTC)

Ye I did: thanks!

Since I'd recently drawn the cartoon where Denethor and the Laiquendi go off to live in the forests of Ossiriand, they were fresh in my mind. :)

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