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Tolfalas by Larry Elmore

Tolfalas was a large island, also named in the form Tol Falas, that stood beyond the Ethir Anduin in the Bay of Belfalas.

During the Drowning of Númenor Tolfalas was almost destroyed, and was left like a barren and lonely mountain in the water not far from the Ethir.[1]

Its sharp southern cape was traditionally considered as marking the southernmost point of Gondor proper.[source?]

[edit] Portrayal in adaptations

1982-97: Middle-earth Role Playing:

In early Third Age, Tolfalas was settled by fisher-folk from the Ethir. After the Kin-strife, the island was raided by the Corsairs, and became almost deserted until the Fourth Age.[2]

1995-8: Middle-earth Collectible Card Game:

Players face an attack by Undead at the site of Tolfalas.


  1. J.R.R. Tolkien, Christopher Tolkien (ed.), The Peoples of Middle-earth, "The Tale of Years of the Second Age"
  2. Jason Beresford, Anders Blixt, Mats Blomqvist, Gunnar Brolin, Jeff Hatch, Tim Innes, Åke Rosenius, Martin Rundkvist, Erik, Rågvik, Chris Seeman, Magnus Seter (1996), Southern Gondor: The Land (#2021), pp. 100-102