East Beleriand grasslands

Discussion in 'Season 3' started by Haakon, Jan 31, 2018.

  1. Haakon

    Haakon Administrator Staff Member

    This is of course a vast area and it includes Estolad, the ridge of Andram and the cluster of hills called Ramdal, as well as Amon Ereb that's seprated from Andram. Gelion runs southwards to the East and Thargelion is on the other side of that river. You could, or should include Nan Elmoth and Ossiriand as well. But let's focus on the great grassland of central Eastern Beleriand here, and also include Estolad.

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  2. Faelivrin

    Faelivrin Well-Known Member

    This can be more lush than Lothlann, because of Ainur magic or whatever.

    Here are paintings of Ice Age steppe-tundra:

    Winter:
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    Near mountains:
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    This one doesn't have the correct animals for Europe (it represents Beringia) but does have a great panorama of patterned ground in the background near the water, which today only exists in tundra. I don't think patterned ground would necessarily exist before the Sun, because I think it is caused by freezing and thawing over the seasons of a year.

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  3. Faelivrin

    Faelivrin Well-Known Member

    Here are the steppe-tundra pics from the Lothlann thread:

    Ukok Plateau:
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    Kuraj:
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    But East Beleriand isn't so flat as the northern plains. I imagine rolling hills, and scattered trees. So:

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  4. Faelivrin

    Faelivrin Well-Known Member

    Pics with clumps of trees (called wooded steppe, or forest steppe, or waldsteppe) :

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    And a winding rivercourse with more trees:
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    And a funny little hill:
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  5. Haakon

    Haakon Administrator Staff Member

    I think that if possible, we should differentiate Eastern and Western Beleriand so that the former is sometimes more flat, or becoming flatter towards the northern parts. Eastern Beleriand should have more rolling lanscape in combination with flatter plains (but not Thargelion that is mostly foothills) I think, while Western Beleriand is perhaps more dynamic in nature.
     

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