Gondolin is a hidden Elven kingdom located in the valley of Tumladen. The city is said to be one of the most beautiful cities in all of Beleriand and its warriors are valiant fighters.
|“||But Túor looked upon the walls of stone, and the uplifted towers, upon the glistering pinnacles of the town, and he looked upon the stairs of stone and marble, bordered by slender balustrades and cooled by the leap of fountains of Amon Gwareth...||”|
–The Fall of Gondolin, J.R.R. Tolkien & Christopher Tolkien
Gondolin was a great Elven city in Beleriand in the First Age. It was wrought in the image of Tirion, which in Valinor was situated upon the crown of Túna, and was said to be the greatest city to ever have been in Middle-earth. It was completed in the one hundred and twenty sixth year of the First Age, and Turgon lead his people east from Vinyamar to the hidden vale of Tumladen. It has since flourished, becoming the greatest city ever to be seen in Beleriand. It is said to be a secret city, that none the do not know the way can find.
Gondolin and its people are ruled by King Turgon, Second Son of Fingolfin, who is the High King of the Ñoldor in Hithlum.
The Great Houses of Gondolin
Upon the server, we have developed a house system for the Twelve Houses of Gondolin (Which at the time of the server are only eleven) to improve gameplay. It allows us to merge eleven houses into four Great Houses. The houses below have been put in columns. Each column represents one 'Great House', where the top house is the Leading House. The ones below are 'Minor' in a sense, being lead by their 'Overlord'.
|Great House:||Great House:||Great House:||Great House:|
|House of the Fountain||House of the Golden Flower||House of the Tower of Snow & House of the Pillar||House of the King|
|Minor Houses:||Minor Houses:||Minor Houses:||Minor House:|
|House of the Heavenly Arch||House of the Tree||House of the Hammer of Wrath||House of the Mole|
|House of the Swallow||House of the Harp|
On this Server, the Gondolindrim are represented by the Rivendell Faction using their Armour, Equipment and NPCs.