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Havens of the Falas

Havens of the Falas (called Havens of Círdan by Voronwë[1]) were the two great walled Elven cities: Eglarest at the mouth of the River Nenning, and to the north Brithombar at the mouth of the River Brithon.[2] Built on the western shores of the Falas, the Havens were the realm of Círdan the Shipwright and his people, the Falathrim, who were considered Sindar.[3]

The Havens were besieged during the First Battle of Beleriand, but during the Dagor-nuin-Giliath the Orcs that besieged the cities turned north to fight the Noldor and were all slain.[4] When Finrod Felagund established himself in Nargothrond his rule extended over all of West Beleriand excepts for the coasts, which continued to be ruled by Círdan, Felagund's ally.[5]

The Havens of the Falas held out during the later Battles of Beleriand until they were finally destroyed in F.A. 473,[6] and Círdan's people fled to the Mouths of Sirion and the Isle of Balar.[7]

[edit] References

  1. J.R.R. Tolkien, Christopher Tolkien (ed.), Unfinished Tales, "Of Tuor and his Coming to Gondolin", p. 32.
  2. J.R.R. Tolkien, Christopher Tolkien (ed.), The Silmarillion, "Map of Beleriand and the Lands to the North"
  3. J.R.R. Tolkien, Christopher Tolkien (ed.), The Silmarillion, "Quenta Silmarillion: Of Eldamar and the Princes of the Eldalië"
  4. J.R.R. Tolkien, Christopher Tolkien (ed.), The Silmarillion, "Quenta Silmarillion: Of the Return of the Noldor"
  5. J.R.R. Tolkien, Christopher Tolkien (ed.), The Silmarillion, "Quenta Silmarillion: Of Beleriand and its Realms"
  6. J.R.R. Tolkien, Christopher Tolkien (ed.), The War of the Jewels, "The Grey Annals": §256
  7. J.R.R. Tolkien, Christopher Tolkien (ed.), The Silmarillion, "Quenta Silmarillion: Of the Fifth Battle: Nirnaeth Arnoediad"