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March 8: Dorthonion
In the north of Beleriand, find the intriguing Dorthinion countryside, where many exciting expeditions await you. This realm is situated in the North, from the plains to the sloping hillsides. Known for its extensive pine forests, the majority of Dorthonion consists of a high plateau with bare and rocky peaks rising to higher altitudes than the mountains of the nearby Ered Wethrin, making it ideal for mountaineering. Did you always wanted to follow in the footsteps of Beren, Lúthien, Beleg and Túrin in their heroic quests but want to keep both feet on the ground? You can find a wild adventure here, in the place where you can be tested and be amongst the finest and fiercest warriors, taking on rugged nature. If roughing it isn't for you, take a journey instead to Tarn Aeluin, in whose waters the reflected stars at night will free your inner romantic.
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