Ring of Isengard

   The defences of Orthanc.
   The rocky walls that surrounded and protected the Tower of Orthanc. They grew out of the wall of a valley at the southern end of the Misty Mountains, and were worked by the early Gondorians so that they formed a complete defensive circle around the tower.

J.R.R. Tolkien's Middle-earth glossary. . 2003.

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