Mirkwood

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Southern Mirkwood is a region in the land of Rhovanion. It encompasses the forest from the eastern shores of the Anduin to the dreaded fortress of Dol Guldur. When you first arrive in Mirkwood, you will be launched into a public instance. You will enter the normal Mirkwood when you finish an instance concerning the assault on the gates leading to the Dourstocks. You need to complete six foreword epic quests (from Book 9) to unlock the instance.

Lore

Mirkwood is a name used for two distinct fictional forests in J. R. R. Tolkien's legendarium.

In the First Age, the highlands of Dorthonion north of Beleriand were known as Mirkwood after falling under Morgoth's control. Along with the rest of the region west of Ered Luin, this forest disappeared after the cataclysm of the War of Wrath, although a few of its peaks may have survived as an island far off the coast of Lindon.

In the Second Age, the large forest in Rhovanion, east of the Anduin in Middle-earth, was was known as Greenwood the Great.

During the Third Age, that large forest in Rhovanion, east of the Anduin in Middle-earth, was called Mirkwood after falling under the influence of Sauron, in his guise as the Necromancer.

After Sauron's destruction at the conclusion of the Third Age, Mirkwood was cleansed by Galadriel and became known as Eryn Lasgalen, Sindarin for "the Wood of Greenleaves".

Settlements

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There are, strictly speaking, no settlements in Mirkwood. However, there is a number of smaller camps or outposts throughout the area.

Areas

Anduin

Ashenslades

Dol Guldur

  • Quests: mainly 65

Dourstocks

Drownholt

Emyn Lûm

Gathbúrz

Mirk-eaves

  • Quests: mainly 61

Scuttledells

  • Quests: mainly 63-65

Taur Morvith

Connected to

Points of Interest

Instances (Dungeons)

Named Creatures Flake Collectors List

Each of these creatures is the rare, signature, tougher, named version and all have a high change to drop a rare flake used in crafting.

Maps

Click for larger image Mirkwood Artifacts


Settlements, Areas and Landmarks of Mirkwood
Settlements: Echad SirionEstolad MernaelThe Haunted InnHelethirMithechadOst GaladhThangúlhad
Areas: AnduinAshensladesDol GuldurDourstocksThe DrownholtEmyn LûmGathbúrzMirk-eavesThe ScuttledellsTaur Morvith
Landmarks: AgistathAmon AngenedÂnghum-maudhûlÂnug-stazgAshúrz MaufulugAudaghaimBarad AngolBarad GuldurBleakmereBurgûl-stazgBûrzkalaCrafting HallThe Crawling WaterDannenglorThe Dark GapThe Dead GroveThe Dreadweaver's LairDungeons of Dol GuldurDurbúrz-stazgEchad GlamodúdEchad MothelenFállugFennas GuldurGarmadh-maudhûlGath UlunnGâthlataGorogrodGorothamGostannonThe Hall of LightsHongoiHrigg VidukuniIavassúl's WatchKrul LuguKúfuzgLagfaur-hahLagúrz LugThe Low PondLugdúmpMaudhûl-ulurMinas CelebolfMinas GîlNaur-hoitNothgarPack-howler's HillPêl ÚmarthPool of Creeping DeathPool of TranquilitySâd DoldúrSâd GúlnirSâd MeryrnSâd MorangolSammath GûlShrine of the Ancient OneSword-hall of Dol GuldurTirnhirionThe Tree of SufferingThe Verdant ShrineWarg-pens of Dol GuldurThe Wild RuinThe Wind Stones
Regions of Rhovanion
East Rohan (Wildermore) • The Great RiverLothlórienMirkwoodMoriaWest Rohan (Entwood) • Vales of Anduin