Rhosgobel

250px rhosgobelRhosgobel, home of Radagast, is a simple place formed out of the boughs of a great furry oak tree. The Brown Wizard keeps the most extensive herb garden in Middle-earth, and many of the Free Peoples who live in the forest seek Rhosgobel in times of need.

Located at the western edge of the Narrows of Mirkwood, near the confluence of the Woodman Trail and the Râd Angallaladh, this enchanted refuge is a celebration of the abundant forms of Endorean life. Nothing in the home has been created by Mannish hands, save the hundreds of bird houses that Radagast himself has made. Everything else in the house is just as nature made it, with perhaps a touch of Istari ingenuity, down to the massive furry oak tree that twists its way up through the middle of Radagast’s home.

When Radagast found his way from Aman into Middle-earth and started wandering with his friend Gandalf, he found enchantment with the forms of trees that grew beneath the western eaves of Greenwood. He roamed the woods from one end to another, until he finally found the place he wished to call home. There, not far from the deepening Shadow of Dol Guldur, he met an ancient tree whose spirit was akin to his own, one of the Olvar he favored most. This tree pledged friendship until they sought a parting. Named “Rhosgobel,” it became the heart of the house by the same name.

Rhosgobel

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