Each character in Beleriand must choose a homeland, a realm or
culture that he is from. This not only provides your character with a
home base for roleplay, but also helps shape your character's background
and identity, his place in the vast scheme of the factions of Beleriand.
There are currently four realms of the Elves, one Dwarven kingdom, and
two nations of Men. The vastest kingdom of all, though, is that of all
evil creatures serving Morgoth, whose stronghold is Angband to the north
- In Hithlum in the North, Mithrim is the seat of the High King of the
Noldor, Fingon, son of Fingolfin, and his people are hardy and valiant.
Mithrim is inhabited by both Noldor and Sindar.
- In West Beleriand lies Nargothrond, the largest of the Noldorin realms, ruled by Finrod Felagund. A well-guarded realm, it includes the great Caverns of Narog and all the lands around it.
- In East Beleriand lies the realm the seven proud Noldorin sons of
Fëanor, Maedhros and his brothers, and their fortresses at Himring
and Amon Ereb.
- The great Sindarin kingdom of Beleriand, Doriath is ruled by Thingol and wise Melian. A guarded realm of the Sindar and Laiquendi Elves.
- On the northern side of Mount Dolmed in the Blue Mountains lies Belegost, or Gabilgathol, home of Azaghâl and the Broadbeam Dwarves.
- On the southern side of Mount Dolmed in the Blue Mountains lies Nogrod, or Tumunzahar, home of Naugladur and the Firebeard Dwarves.
- The Forest of Brethil is the home of Halmir and the Haladin (the Second House of the Edain), and also to the Drúedain. They are fiercely independent.
- Dor-lómin in Hithlum is home to Galdor and the great Third House of the Edain. They are closely allied with the lords of Mithrim.
- The Hells of Iron, home of evil, stronghold of the north where dwells
Morgoth the Evil Vala and his Orcs and other minions. This realm also
includes Tol-in-Gaurhoth, the Wizard's Isle, where dwell the Werewolves.
- High mountain peaks from whence the Great Eagles of Manwë with Thorondor their lord help the oppressed people of Beleriand.
Map of Beleriand