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General Information
LocationWest of the confluence of the Gilrain and Serni in southern Gondor
DescriptionSeaport and important road crossing

Linhir was a town in southern Gondor, at the juncture of the River Gilrain and the River Serni, north of the Mouths of Anduin. Through it passed the road from Pelargir to Ethring.[1]

Angbor, the Lord of Lamedon, was here attacked by the Haradrim and Corsairs during the War of the Ring. On 11 March T.A. 3019, Aragorn and the Grey Company arrived at the town[2] (with, of course, the Army of the Dead). Terror came upon their assailants and they fled. The Men of Lamedon fled as well; all save the stout-hearted Angbor. Eventually the Corsairs were driven back to Pelargir, where they were defeated.[3]

[edit] Portrayal in adaptations

2014: The Lord of the Rings Online:

As in the book, Linhir was a city in the region of Central Gondor. It straddled the rivers Serni and Gilrain just past their confluence and therefore was built in both Dor-en-Ernil and Lower Lebennin, but was mainly considered part of the former. Three brothers, "Erchar", "Garvir", and "Herion", sons of the late "Comeldir", commanded the soldiers of Linhir following Aragorn's passage. The brothers were commanded to defend the city, but Erchar and Herion instead attacked the enemy forces in Dor-en-Ernil, resulting in the deaths of many of their men. The brothers were later convinced to return, and when both sides recovered from the terror of the Oathbreakers the remaining Corsairs and Haradrim launched a second attack. The Gondorians were again victorious but suffered heavy losses.


  1. J.R.R. Tolkien, The Lord of the Rings, The Return of the King, "Map of Rohan, Gondor, and Mordor"
  2. J.R.R. Tolkien, The Lord of the Rings, Appendix B, "The Great Years"
  3. J.R.R. Tolkien, The Lord of the Rings, The Return of the King, "The Last Debate"