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Underharrow in The Lord of the Rings Online
General Information
LocationHarrowdale, Rohan
DescriptionA small hamlet on the banks of the Snowbourn river
GalleryImages of Underharrow

Underharrow was a small hamlet on the banks of the Snowbourn river in the valley of Harrowdale in Rohan. Located just south of Edoras, it was very close to the town of Upbourn. As the great host of the Rohirrim passed through the town during the War of the Ring, many women were standing sadly outside their homes. They knew that many of their husbands, fathers, and sons would never return from the battle that was soon at hand.[1]

[edit] Etymology

The name means "under-fane" and refers to the hamlet being in the valley below the Dunharrow.[2]

[edit] Portrayals in Adaptations

2013: The Lord of the Rings Online

Underharrow is a small town which is the seat of Dúnhere, Lord of the Harrowdale. In his absence at the Fords of Isen, it is ruled by his wife Ellen Fremedon, whom the players assists with preparation for allowing Edoras refugees to pass to Dunharrow.


  1. J.R.R. Tolkien, The Lord of the Rings, The Return of the King, "The Muster of Rohan"
  2. J.R.R. Tolkien, "Nomenclature of The Lord of the Rings" in Wayne G. Hammond and Christina Scull (eds), The Lord of the Rings: A Reader's Companion, p. 778