interesting of all the Noldorin structures in Eregion. Designed by Celebrimbor, it was a strange marvel of architecture, combining a love for nature with a lust to conquer the mysteries of science as the Elves knew it. The Halls of the Gwaith-i-Mirdain proper were mostly above ground, the actual forges were deep beneath the House, access gained through the “Portal to the Forge". Three triangular buildings, each sixty feet in height, anchored the complex and served as starting points for the unleashed “ripples” to follow: gazebos, stepped balconies and verandas, fountains and enclosed courts. To the north, standing guard over the entrance stair- way was a ninety-foot belltower.