After the first few centuries of the Third Age, the first city and capital
of the Dunedain kingdom of Arnor was Fornost. It was a powerful and important
city, and came under attack
from the Witch-king of Angmar. Finally, in 1974 the armies of the Witch-king
took Fornost and destroyed much of it. It was reclaimed the following year,
yet the ruined city was deserted and its people scattered and the Royal
Court mostly destroyed.
Fornost later became a notable ruin on the Great North-South Road, which
had many years ago been a great highway between the glorious capital of
Arnor and the capital of Gondor, Minas Tirith.
A few hundred years after the wars with Angmar, settlers returned to the
ruined city, and started rebuilding parts of it. Most of the excellence
in masonry and other crafts forgotten by then, the reborn
city is not by far equal to its predecessor in beauty and might.
Until present date, about half the original city has been reinhabitated,
protected by a wooden palisade from the haunts of the ruined western part.
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