Mai Dun

Leader: Natanyagrad

Player rank: Builder+

Private or Public: Public

Location name: Dunland


From the main thread.

The people of Dunland have dwelt in this hilly region for at least 5000 years; they were present when the Numenorians arrived in Middle Earth during the Second Age, and likely fostered a thriving trade with the Dwarves of Moria, providing them with agricultural goods in exchange for crafted items and more advanced technology. At some point they were driven out of the northern part of the country; there are a few possible reasons for this:

  • The Great Plague in 1636-67
  • The fall of Moria and increased threat of Orcs
  • Sauron’s assault on Eregion

Whatever the case, by the middle of the Third Age the Dunlendings had started to drift into modern-day Rohan, but were driven back into the hills when Eorl and his people settled there. Since then, they have occupied Nan Curunir and allied themselves with Saruman, due to the promise of revenge against the Rohirrim.

In terms of culture, we have settled on a very ‘Iron-Age Celtic’ look, using primarily roundhouses, with a few longhalls and hillforts.

Culture and Concepts: This village lands within the bounds of the ‘Plains’ cultural influence. As such, the style is as seen in Village 1.



  • Wood worker
  • Tanner
  • Bone cutter
  • Farmer
  • Forester/Hunter
  • Smith
  • Potter

Points of Interest:

Hill Fort

The Hill Fort will be largely a private project, and modelled after Maiden Castle with the houses quite tightly packed in. Inspiration:

Maiden Castle Hillfort Art

Long Barrow

Located around the back of the hill with the fort on, off the road at the top of the layout image, this burial ground/religious site will be based off the West Kennet Long Barrow as a place where ancient tribe leaders were buried. Inspiration:

Any and all feedback appreciated.


Looks good to me! Approved


Looks awesome to me aswell, have fun!

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Are you going to plan out the fields as well? Or that’s a job for dak and lind?

Given the bog next to the village, bog iron should be collected here


This project is now finished, and the town has been named “Mai Dun,” or “Great Hill.” Thank you, @Natanyagrad