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"Framsburg" by Douglas Chaffee
General Information
LocationNorth-western Wilderland, at the source of the Anduin
DescriptionFortified burg of the Éothéod
People and History
CreatedAfter T.A. 1977[1]
GalleryImages of Framsburg

Framsburg[note 1] was the only fortified burg of the Éothéod, the ancestors of the Rohirrim, while they lived in the far north by the Grey Mountains between the rivers Greylin and Langwell.[2]

Framsburg was probably founded shortly after the Éothéod arrived in T.A. 1977,[1] during the rule of Frumgar, but it took its name from his son Fram, the famed slayer of the Dragon Scatha.[3]

The burg was probably abandoned circa T.A. 2510 when Eorl the Young led the Éothéod south to settle Calenardhon, the land later known as Rohan.[1]

[edit] Portrayal in adaptations

Framsburg in The Lord of the Rings Online

2020: The Lord of the Rings Online:

The ruins of Framsburg can be visited and explored in the "Wells of Langflood" region.


  1. The name and location of this town first appeared on Pauline Baynes' A Map of Middle-earth (1970).


  1. 1.0 1.1 1.2 J.R.R. Tolkien, The Lord of the Rings, Appendix B, "The Third Age"
  2. J.R.R. Tolkien, Christopher Tolkien (ed.), Unfinished Tales, "Cirion and Eorl and the Friendship of Gondor and Rohan", The Ride of Eorl
  3. J.R.R. Tolkien, The Lord of the Rings, Appendix A, "The House of Eorl"