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Forsaken Inn

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An old inn that stood on the East Road a day's journey east of Bree. Apparently it was the easternmost outpost of the Bree-land and Strider doubted "if the Road has ever been measured in miles beyond the Forsaken Inn". Besides this one mention in the chapter "A Knife in the Dark", nothing more is known about its history or current state at the time of the story. But I suspected that it must have been (together with Bree) one of the places where Thorin and Company stayed, as it is described in the Hobbit ("Then they came to lands where people spoke strangely, and sang songs Bilbo had never heard before"), before they came to the Lone-lands, where there were no inns.
And indeed, I recently learned that in the 1960 Tolkien's unfinished attempt at rewriting the Hobbit in a style more closely resembling the Lord of the Rings, there are additional details about the journey, including the Last Inn, a day's journey east of Bree, which they found deserted. Because of the distance from Bree it is apparent that it is supposed to be the same place, that just changed its name during the years of general decline in the North-west of Middle-earth.

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blacklords373's avatar
My eyes decieve me and I feel I could touch the stones.. amazing work of art.