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Ishmalog

Ishmalog
Physical Description
TypeValley
LocationFar to the east of Agar
DescriptionBattleground
General Information
EventsBattle in which Buldar obtained his wife Elmar

Ishmalog was the name of a valley in the Second Age wherein the army of the North King fought against the "Fell Folk" of the east. Although the easterners had better weapons the North King's host was more numerous and they won. The victory had inspired songs sung for generations afterwards. The battle of Ishmalog was also where Buldar of Agar obtained a wound, a sword, and a woman. The woman was a captive and Buldar took her to wife. From their union came Hazad Longbeard and from him came Tal-Elmar.[1]

[edit] Other Versions of the Legendarium

In a rejected version of the story the name of the valley was Rishmalog.[2]

[edit] References

  1. J.R.R. Tolkien, Christopher Tolkien (ed.), The Peoples of Middle-earth, "Tal-Elmar"
  2. J.R.R. Tolkien, Christopher Tolkien (ed.), The Peoples of Middle-earth, "Tal-Elmar", note 4