Amon Thaur

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Amon Thaur
Type: Temple
Region: The Plateau of Gorgoroth
Area: Orodruin
Location: [54.4S, 22.9E]
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Location

Amon Thaur (Sindarin for Abominable Hill) is a landmark on the slope of Orodruin, on the Plateau of Gorgoroth. [54.4S, 22.9E]

This hilltop temple of Sauron is normally inaccessible but is visited during Instance: Union of Evil and in the Resource Instance Road on The Burning Mountain.

During the Black Book of Mordor Chapter 4.4: Union of Evil, it is the site of the meeting of the Masters of Mordor. During Road on The Burning Mountain, which takes place after, Amon Thaur and the road from the broken Iant Ruin are being guarded by merrevail and bats under the Blood-blade, a lieutenant of Lhaereth the Stained.

Lore

Amon Thaur was where Sauron bound the Nazgûl to his will. Whenever the Nazgûl were defeated, they would return to this place.[1]

References


Settlements and Landmarks of Orodruin


Landmarks: Amon ThaurIant RuinSammath NaurThe Northern SlopesThe Western Peak
Interiors:
Instances:
Settlements, Areas and Landmarks of The Plateau of Gorgoroth
Areas: AgarnaithDor AmarthLhingrisMokál RukhOrodruinTalath ÚruiUdûn
Settlements: Agarnaith Ranger CampLûghash, the Flaming SpireMagh AshtuRuins of DíngarthUdûn Foothold
Landmarks: Barad-dûrBhol RûdhDath NethrynCirith GorgorEnnyn ÛrEphel DúathEred LithuiForges of AnglachGhâshghurmGrishbaltKala-gijakIsenmoutheMaegond SpurMithram SpurMorannonMordathNargrothRath CailSeregostTower of Cirith Ungol
Interiors: AnglachCirith UngolDurthangKâm Lagúrz, the BrokencleftLair of the Gloom-lordSammath Naur
Instances: Anglach, the Great Foundry / Stockpiles of Gorgoroth: Bones of Barad-dûrRoad on The Burning MountainThe Hold of Kála-murgThe Tower of DurthangTrouble at Bhol Rûdh / World Instances: The Abyss of Mordath‎The Court of SeregostThe Dungeons of Naerband‎