Reminds me of the tale of Tolkien's hidden city of "Gondolin". And now that I just read your footnote... lol!
is that in the books? ive only read the first one ;)
It's actually in the follow on (actually pre-history of LOTR) The Silmarillion. This is precisely what tales said it looked like :)
nice :) I plan to read the silmarillion after I finish the LOTR. Thanks for the support! :D