Ephel Dúath

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Ephel Dúath
Type: Mountain Range
Region: Mordor
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Location and Lore

Ephel Dúath (Sindarin) - the Mountains of Shadow - form the borders of Mordor on the west and south.
Icon lore.png Pronunciation: e'ffel doo'ath
Bordering North Ithilien and South Ithilien of Gondor on the west, they swing east to form the southern border of Mordor, separating Mordor from the Harad lands to the south. They were breached midway by the Morgulduin, a river of Gondor, forming the pass of Cirith Ungol.
In the north-west corner of Mordor, the northern end of the Ephel Dúath forms one side of the pass of Cirith Gorgor. A narrow pass with sheeer cliffs on either side where the two mountain ranges meat -- the Ephel Dúath coming up the west side of Mordor, and Ered Lithui across the north of Mordor -- across which the Morannon (Black Gate) was constructed by Sauron.
A spur forms one side of the pass of Carach Angren (also called "the Isenmouthe") which encircles the valley of Udûn .
A pass in their middle, Cirith Ungol, the Morgul Vale, originally led from the Crossroads outside of Osgiliath to Minas Ithil.
Cirith Ungol is Sindarin for "Spider's cleft", from cirith ("cleft, pass") and ungol ("spider")
In their northern parts, the mountains had a series of ridges and hills on their eastern side, known as the Morgai.


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Settlements: Camp of the HostHaerondir
Areas: Noman-landsDagorladSlag-hills
Landmarks: Tham DurlanNuiharnGuard Tower RuinsStore House Ruins Merchant shop RuinsFarm House RuinsInn RuinsNobel's House RuinsStable Ruins
CarchostDol AcharnDûm BohaFushaum GundLang RhuvenNarchostOndoher's FollySkoironk
Settlements and Landmarks of North Ithilien
Settlements: Henneth Annûn
Landmarks: Aelin VerenBâr ArothBâr TarnaherCaladuilCair AndrosThe CrossroadsField of CormallenImlad MorgulTorngrothUya HujûmThargelon
Settlements, Areas and Landmarks of March of the King
Settlements: Aragorn's PavilionCamp of the HostHenneth AnnûnMinas Tirith (After Battle)
Areas: Minas Tirith (After Battle)Pelennor (After Battle)Osgiliath (After Battle)North Ithilien
Landmarks: Aragorn's PavilionAelin VerenBâr ArothBâr TarnaherCaladuilCair AndrosThe CrossroadsField of CormallenImlad MorgulTorngrothUya HujûmThargelon
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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
Settlements and Landmarks of Udûn
Settlements: Udûn Foothold
Landmarks: MorannonCarach AngrenDurthangAnglach
Settlements and Landmarks of Lhingris
Settlements: None
Landmarks: Cirith UngolFennas GostIath AngosKála-murgLugvargNelegrothTorech Ungol
Amon RûthDath NethrynKâm Lagúrz