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11-06-2013, 12:51 PM
Originally Posted by philipclayberg View Post
It's been awhile since I've reread "The Hobbit", but I seem to recall that Dale and Lake Town were an independent kingdom (Bard in the story becomes the next King of Dale; years later, King Brand dies in the War of the Ring -- I believe at the side of Thorin III, King Under the Mountain). Don't think they were that closely related to Rohan, since Mirkwood divided them. And since the Men of Dale and Lake Town weren't Edain/Dunedain, any influence of Rivendell's architecture on Lake Town's would be incorrect. Like I said, I'm a bit rusty.
Mirkwood was not the only thing between Laketown and Rohan. There was also the Anduin, and quite a bit of no-man's land. They're almost on opposite sides of the map.
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