Udûn

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Area.png Udûn
Region: Gorgoroth
Landmark(s): Morannon
Cirith Gorgor
Carach Angren
Durthang
Mornaur
Anglach
Settlement(s): Udûn Foothold
Levels: Mainly 106 - 108
Resource tier: T11 - Doomfold
Udûn map.jpg

Location

Udûn is a depressed valley in the Plateau of Gorgoroth located in northwestern Mordor.
It lies between Cirith Gorgor, the Morannon and Carach Angren (also called "the Isenmouthe in Westron).
The area holds the great forges, quarries, and parade grounds of Mordor and was traversed by the large armies of Sauron in times of war.
Following Sauron's demise, the various forges, foundries weapon halls and smelteries constructed in the valley of Udûn have been left in shambles, with acid pools and waste left free to pour out onto the landscape. Foul orc villages and encampments clutter along the roads, as they prepared for the Host of the West. Slaves that survived the initial quakes and blast of One Ring's destruction still work away, not knowing the liberation that awaits them. Yet, many ancient curses and hidden evils still lie within the tall strongholds of Durthang and Anglach, waiting to pour out onto careless explorers seeking to pillage the once mighty war-machine.[1]
  1. An Adventurer's Guide to Mordor; OMG_Peanuts; https://www.lotro.com/forums/showthread.php?656588-An-Adventurer-s-Guide-to-Mordor

Lore: Udûn (stronghold of Melkor)

Dates: Constructed in the beginning of the World, ruined c.4,000 years before the beginning of the First Age
Location: The far north of the World
Pronunciation: oo'doon
Meaning: The Sindarin form of an originally Quenya name, probably meaning 'Underworld'
Udûn was the Sindarin name of the fortress of the first Dark Lord in the far north of the World. It was the first and greatest of his citadels, delved in the earliest days, the home to hosts of demons and monsters. From Udûn, the Dark Lord troubled the world for millennia. From there, he drove the Valar out of their dwelling-place in Middle-earth, and into the West. At the time of the awakening of the Elves, though, the Valar attacked Udûn in full force, and destroyed it utterly, carrying its master back to Valinor as their prisoner.
Udûn also appears as a name for the northern valley of Mordor that lay behind the Morannon. No doubt Sauron chose this name in memory of his ancient master's greatest stronghold [1]
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  1. From the original Lorebook, offical Lore entry: https://web.archive.org/web/20100414192124/http://lorebook.lotro.com:80/wiki/Lore:Udûn_(stronghold_of_Melkor)

Settlements

The following settlements are found within this area:

Landmarks

These landmarks are located within Udûn:

Quests

Udûn Foothold
The Slaves of Udûn - Quest Arc
General and Landscape Quests
Gearworks Quest Arc
Mornaur
Durthang
The Search of Captain Lachír - Anglach - Quest Arc
[107] Instance: The Fatal Prize


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Deeds

The following deeds complete in Udûn.

Deed Type Virtue Title LP Rep Faction Details
Udûn
Deeds of Udûn Meta 15 900 Conquest of Gorgoroth (0/3) / 200Mark-icon.png Marks
Gorgoroth Steel-bound Lootbox-icon.png Gorgoroth Steel-bound LootboxBlack Steel Key-icon.png Black Steel Key
Explorer of Udûn Meta 10 700 Conquest of Gorgoroth
Forge-fires of Udûn Explorer Hand to the Flame 700 Conquest of Gorgoroth (0/18) / 30Mark-icon.png Marks
Forgeworks of Udûn Explorer Gear-hunter 700 Conquest of Gorgoroth (0/16) / 30Mark-icon.png Marks
The Way Into Mordor Explorer Footman of Mordor 700 Conquest of Gorgoroth (0/15) / 30Mark-icon.png Marks
Treasure of Udûn Explorer Treasure Seeker of Udûn 700 Conquest of Gorgoroth (0/12) / 30Mark-icon.png Marks
Rare Gorgoroth Chests of Udûn Explorer 700 Conquest of Gorgoroth (0/5) / 30Mark-icon.png Marks
Quests of Udûn Quest Warrior of the Dark Pit 5 700 Conquest of Gorgoroth (0/30) Complete 30 Quests in Udûn
Slayer of Udûn Meta 10 700 Conquest of Gorgoroth Complete the Soldier-slayer of Udûn (Advanced)

Complete the Forgeworker Slayer of Udûn (Advanced)
Complete the Beast Slayer of Udûn (Advanced)

Beast Slayer of Udûn Slayer 700 Conquest of Gorgoroth (0/100)
Beast Slayer of Udûn (Advanced) Slayer 5 700 Conquest of Gorgoroth (0/200)
Forgeworker Slayer of Udûn Slayer 700 Conquest of Gorgoroth (0/80)
Forgeworker Slayer of Udûn (Advanced) Slayer 5 700 Conquest of Gorgoroth (0/160)
Soldier-slayer of Udûn Slayer 700 Conquest of Gorgoroth (0/80)
Soldier-slayer of Udûn (Advanced) Slayer 5 700 Conquest of Gorgoroth (0/160)
Udûn: Continued Efforts Quest 700 Conquest of Gorgoroth (0/10) / Well-preserved Relic of the Last Alliance-icon.png Relic of the Last Alliance
Foothold in Udûn Quest 700 Conquest of Gorgoroth (0/20) / Well-preserved Relic of the Last Alliance-icon.png Relic of the Last Alliance
Foothold in Udûn (Intermediate) Quest 5 700 Conquest of Gorgoroth (0/40) / 2Well-preserved Relic of the Last Alliance-icon.png Relics of the Last Alliance
Foothold in Udûn (Advanced) Quest 5 700 Conquest of Gorgoroth (0/90) / 3Well-preserved Relic of the Last Alliance-icon.png Relics of the Last Alliance


Creatures

Maps

Map of Udûn
Ephel Dúath (the Mountains of Shadow) and Ered Lithui (the Ash Mountains) border Mordor on three sides


Lore


Settlements and Landmarks of Udûn
Settlements: Udûn Foothold
Landmarks: MorannonCarach AngrenDurthangAnglach
Settlements, Areas and Landmarks of Gorgoroth
Settlements: Udûn FootholdRuins of DingarthLûghashAgarnaith Ranger CampMagh Ashtu
Areas: UdûnDor AmarthLhingrisTalath ÚruiAgarnaith
Landmarks: Udûn: MorannonCarach AngrenDurthang
Agarnith: Lair of the Gloom-lordMokál RukhBhol RûdhViznak's HideoutFaltor GâmKala-gijakSeregost
Dor Armarth: Ered LithuiBarad-dûrThe Abyss of MordathFushaum TumBlozronkSárronkNauronk
Lhingris: Torech UngolKála-murgLugvargNelegrothIath AngosCirith UngolFennas Gost
Talath Úrui: Ledge of TerrorCourt of HorrorStrand of FireAsh WatchLedge of DreadLedge of FearAshronkKrulronkGakhronkZagronk
Regions of Mordor - not the expansion
March of the KingNorth IthilienThe Wastes
Regions of Mordor - The Expansion
Gorgoroth