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


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)


The following settlements are found within this area:


These landmarks are located within Udûn:


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


See Gorgoroth Deeds - Udûn for an overview of all deeds that complete in Udûn.



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



Settlements, Areas and Landmarks of The Plateau of Gorgoroth
Settlements: Agarnaith Ranger CampLûghashMagh AshtuRuins of DingarthUdûn Foothold
Areas: AgarnaithDor AmarthLhingrisOrodruinTalath ÚruiUdûn
Landmarks: Amon ThaurAnglachAsh WatchAshronkBarad-dûrBhol RûdhBlozronkCarach AngrenCirith GorgorCirith UngolCourt of HorrorDath NethrynDurthangEred LithuiFaltor GâmFennas GostFushaum BalFushaum TûmGakhronkGhashghurmGrishbalt (Gorgoroth)Iant AngosIant RuinKala-gijakKála-murgKrulronkLair of the Gloom-lordLedge of DreadLedge of FearLedge of TerrorLûghashLugvargMokál RukhMorannonMordathMorgaiMornaurNauronkNaerbandNelegrothOrodirSammath NaurSárronkSeregostStrand of FireThe Abyss of MordathThorzhafTorech UngolViznak's HideoutZagronk
Regions of Mordor
The Plateau of Gorgoroth