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Hero’s Guide to the Misty Mountains

Posted by Keith Cross on Apr 09, 2009  | Comments

Hero’s Guide to the Misty Mountains  -

The latest article out of Turbine guides players through the well known and dangerous region of Middle Earth known as the Misty Mountains.

Ancient and gigantic, the towering peaks of the Misty Mountains (in Sindarin, Hithaeglir) run from Carn Dûm, the capitol fortress of Angmar in the north, to Isengard, seat of Saruman the Many-coloured in the south. These hulking giants, separated by only rare mountain passes, divide the lands of Eriador and Rhovanion. With these peaks and valleys plagued with cruel weather and stalked by enormous beasts, the fate of Middle-earth has been changed more than once when Wizards, pilgrims, and kings have attempted to cross the Misty Mountains—and failed.

The range’s history is as long and foggy as the mountain chain itself. Much of its lore is lost or forgotten, and even more is shrouded in the mists of legend. What is certain is that these steadfast peaks stood as an ancient witness to the epics, ancient and new, of both Eriador in the west and Rhovanion in the east. The first of the Seven Fathers of the Dwarves, Durin the Deathless, wandered these mountains in the early days of the earliest age of Middle-earth. His descendants delved mines and built halls throughout the range for thousands of years, and your own tale brings you here now.

Read more here.

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