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Lossarnach is a region of Gondor, in the southeastern vales of the White Mountains. Its name is derived from the Sindarin loss (meaning 'snow' or 'flower', most likely referring to the white blossoms of the fruit trees in the area) and arnach, a Pre-Númenórean word of unknown meaning


Lossarnach is mostly an agricultural region, well known for its orchards and its flowering meadows. Medicinal herbs, including athelas, grew in its forests.

We can make some estimates of its population based on its soldiery. Two hundred were sent to Minas Tirith, but two thousand had been hoped for. If two thousand represents 3% of their populace - a high figure, but one appropriate for the time - then we can say around 60k must have lived in Lossarnach. This would mean around 1,150 at our scale.

Lossarnach contains the following settlements:

  • Lossarnach
    • Town 1 - the abode of Lord Forlong (150)
    • Town 2 - a trading hub on the Anduin (150)
    • 2 hamlets (60 and 40)
    • Imloth Melui - 'sweet flower-valley', a popular retreat for Minas Tirith nobles (50)
    • 5 farmsteads
    • 8 beacons (2 watchmen each)
  • Tumladen
    • 2 hamlets (75 and 50)
    • 3 farmsteads
  • Mountain Villages
    • Village 1 (110)
    • 5 hamlets (40-75 each)
    • 5 farmsteads

Climate and ecology

The climate of Lossarnach is based on Assisi, Italy. It contains the following vegetation zones:

  • F146 - North and middle Apennine beech forests (Fagus sylvatica), partly with Abies alba, with Geranium nodosum, partly Trochiscanthes nodiflora
  • G14 - South Apennine bitter oak forests (Quercus cerris, partly Quercus frainetto, Quercus pubescens) with Melittis melissophyllum and Lathyrus species
  • G21 - Danubian-east Balkan mixed bitter oak forests (Quercus cerris, partly Quercus frainetto, Quercus robur, Quercus pubescens) with Pulmonaria dacica
  • G24 - Northeast Thracian Balkan oak/bitter oak forests (Quercus cerris, Quercus frainetto) with Heptaptera triquetra