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Dol Baran

Dol Baran was a hill in the land of Rohan, the last southern outpost of the northern range of the Misty Mountains. It was rounded and covered with heather. After the visit to Isengard the party accompanying King Théoden camped in a dale on its southern side. It was here that Peregrin Took looked into the Palantír of Orthanc and later that a Nazgûl flew over on its way to see Saruman[1] on 5 March.[2]

[edit] Etymology

The name means "Shaven hill" (dol + paran) referring to its lack of trees.[3]

[edit] Portrayals in Adaptations

2007: The Lord of the Rings Online

A landmark within the Heathfells area of the Gap of Rohan, Dol Baran is a site of skirmish between Rohirrim and Dunlending forces.


  1. J.R.R. Tolkien, The Lord of the Rings, The Two Towers, "The Palantír"
  2. J.R.R. Tolkien, The Lord of the Rings, Appendix B, "The Great Years"
  3. Wayne G. Hammond and Christina Scull, The Lord of the Rings: A Reader's Companion, p. 433