Ered Mithrin and Withered Heath

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Ered Mithrin and Withered Heath

Ered Mithrin and Withered Heath is a region found within the land of Rhovanion.

Ered Mithrin (Sindarin for Grey Mountains) is a large mountain range to the north of Rhovanion. Their western end connected to the Misty Mountains at of Mount Gundabad, an ancient Dwarven holy site and later the capital for the Orcs of the north.

The eastern end of the Grey Mountains was split into two chains, and in between lay the Withered Heath, where Dragons bred. After that was a wide hilly plain, beyond which lay the Iron Hills. Erebor, the Lonely Mountain, lay south of the Grey Mountains. [1]


Ered Mithrin and Withered Heath Locations

Locations found within the region of Ered Mithrin and Withered Heath are listed below.

Areas-icon.png Areas

The Withered Heath


Settlements-icon.png Settlements


Point of Interest-icon.png Landmarks

Óinsbridge


Interiors-icon.png Interiors

The Keep of Tharrazhâr


Instances

Glimmerdeep
(3-man) Small Fellowship


Connected Locations

Quest-icon.png Ered Mithrin and Withered Heath Quests

For more detail, see Ered Mithrin and Withered Heath Quests

Ered Mithrin and Withered Heath Deeds

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Ered Mithrin and Withered Heath Deeds Overview
Deed Type Virtue Title LP Rep Faction Details
Deeds of the Dwarf-holds Meta +2000 Defender of the Dwarf-holds 1,200 Grey Mountains Expedition Complete 4 Meta Deeds
Explorer of the Dwarf-holds Meta +2000 Complete 6 Explorer Deeds
Quests of the Dwarf-holds Meta +2000 Complete 2 Quest Deeds
Slayer of the Dwarf-holds Meta +2000 Vanquisher of the Dwarf-holds Complete 6 Slayer Deeds
Delver of Thikil-gundu Explorer Delver of Thikil-gundu Discover 10 points in Thikil-gundu (Instance)
Ruins of Ered Mithrin Explorer +2000 Grey Mountain Explorer 5 700 Grey Mountains Expedition Explore 11 ruins of Ered Mithrin
Seeking Iron Veins Explorer +2000 Seeker of Iron 5 700 Dwarves of Erebor Discover 10 new and rare iron veins in the Ironfold
Survey Markers of the Dwarf-holds Explorer +2000 Surveyor of the Mountains 5 700 Grey Mountains Expedition Discover 12 Dwarf Markers spread across the Dwarf-holds
Treasure-seeker of Ered Mithrin Explorer +2000 Treasure Seeker of the Grey Mountains 5 700 Grey Mountains Expedition Discover 12 Ancient Dwarf Treasure Caches in the Ered Mithrin
Treasure-seeker of the Ironfold Explorer +2000 Seeker of Dwarf Mines 5 700 Dwarves of Erebor Discover 10 Dwarf Mining Caches in the Ered Mithrin
Quests of Ered Mithrin Quest +2000 Hero of Ered Mithrin 5 700 Grey Mountains Expedition Complete 50 quests in Ered Mithrin
Quests of the Ironfold Quest +2000 Hero of the Ironfold 5 700 Dwarves of Erebor Complete 30 quests in the Ironfold
Ered Mithrin Beast-slayer Slayer 5 500 Grey Mountains Expedition Defeat 40 Beasts in Ered Mithrin
Ered Mithrin Beast-slayer (Advanced) Slayer 5 700 Grey Mountains Expedition Defeat 80 Beasts in Ered Mithrin
Ered Mithrin Dragon-kind Slayer Slayer 5 500 Grey Mountains Expedition Defeat 80 Dragon-kind in Ered Mithrin
Ered Mithrin Dragon-kind Slayer (Advanced) Slayer 5 700 Grey Mountains Expedition Defeat 160 Dragon-kind in Ered Mithrin
Ered Mithrin Orc-slayer Slayer 5 500 Grey Mountains Expedition Defeat 80 Gundbad Orcs in Ered Mithrin
Ered Mithrin Orc-slayer (Advanced) Slayer 5 700 Grey Mountains Expedition Defeat 160 Gundbad Orcs in Ered Mithrin
Ered Mithrin Ungoladan-slayer Slayer 5 500 Grey Mountains Expedition Defeat 40 Ungoledain in Ered Mithrin
Ered Mithrin Ungoladan-slayer (Advanced) Slayer 5 700 Grey Mountains Expedition Defeat 80 Ungoledain in Ered Mithrin
Ironfold Beast-slayer Slayer 5 500 Dwarves of Erebor Defeat 40 Beasts in Ironfold
Ironfold Beast-slayer (Advanced) Slayer 5 700 Dwarves of Erebor Defeat 80 Beasts in Ironfold
Ironfold Easterling-slayer Slayer 5 500 Dwarves of Erebor Defeat 120 Easterlings in Ironfold
Ironfold Easterling-slayer (Advanced) Slayer 5 700 Dwarves of Erebor Defeat 120 Easterlings in Ironfold
The Howling Pit Slayer Howling Delver 700 Dwarves of Erebor Survive the Howling Pit
The Howling Pit (Intermediate) Slayer Howling Warrior 5 900 Dwarves of Erebor Survive the Howling Pit
The Howling Pit (Advanced) Slayer Howling Vanquisher 10 1200 Dwarves of Erebor Survive the Howling Pit
Totals: +22000 110 GM-8,800 D-7,300 Grey Mountains Expedition & Dwarves of Erebor

Resource Instance Deeds

Resource Instance deeds are located in the Ered Mithrin and Withered Heath tab, under Rhovanion in the Deed Log.
Resource Instance Deeds Overview
Deed Type Virtue Title LP Rep Faction Details
Ered Mithrin: Continued Efforts Meta +2000 Delver of the Grey Mountains 15 900 Grey Mountains Expedition Complete 1 Quest Deed and 5 Slayer Deeds
Gathering Resources in Ered Mithrin Quest 700 Grey Mountains Expedition Complete 25 Resource Quests in Ered Mithrin
Gathering Resources in Ered Mithrin (Advanced) Quest 5 700 Grey Mountains Expedition Complete 100 Resource Quests in Ered Mithrin
Enemies of The Glimmerdeep Slayer 700 Grey Mountains Expedition Defeat 100 foes in the resource instance of Glimmerdeep
Enemies of The Glimmerdeep (Advanced) Slayer 5 700 Grey Mountains Expedition Defeat 200 foes in the resource instance of Glimmerdeep
Enemies of The Steel Keep Slayer 700 Grey Mountains Expedition Defeat 100 foes in the resource instance of The Steel Keep
Enemies of The Steel Keep (Advanced) Slayer 5 700 Grey Mountains Expedition Defeat 200 foes in the resource instance of The Steel Keep
Enemies of The Withered Heath Slayer 700 Grey Mountains Expedition Defeat 100 foes in the resource instance of The Withered Heath
Enemies of The Withered Heath (Advanced) Slayer 5 700 Grey Mountains Expedition Defeat 200 foes in the resource instance of The Withered Heath
Enemies of Óinsbridge Slayer 700 Grey Mountains Expedition Defeat 100 foes in the resource instance of Óinsbridge
Enemies of Óinsbridge (Advanced) Slayer 5 700 Grey Mountains Expedition Defeat 200 foes in the resource instance of Óinsbridge
Leaders of Ered Mithrin Slayer 700 Grey Mountains Expedition Defeat 5 leaders in the Resource Instances of Ered Mithrin
Leaders of Ered Mithrin (Advanced) Slayer 5 700 Grey Mountains Expedition Defeat 15 leaders in the Resource Instances of Ered Mithrin
Totals: +2000 45 9,300 Grey Mountains Expedition
For more detail, see Ered Mithrin and Withered Heath Deeds

Ered Mithrin and Withered Heath Titles

For all titles obtainable for this region, see

Ered Mithrin and Withered Heath Reputations


Ered Mithrin and Withered Heath Creatures

Crafting

Crafting Tier(s):

Ironfold (T12): Ironfold Skarn Deposit, Thornholt Branches, Ironfold Hide, Ironfold Artifact Chest

Crafting Facilities:

All crafting areas contain facilities for all Professions except Farming.
All facilities qualify as both "standard" and "superior".

Lore

Grey Mountains-icon.png Dwarves of the Grey Mountains
Iron Hills-icon.png Dwarves of the Iron Hills
The Lonely Mountain-icon.png Dwarves of the Lonely Mountain

Also known as the Grey Mountains. Mount Gundabad is the chief of Grey Mountains, from there came Durin the Deathless, first Father of the Dwarves. Dwarves returned to the Mountains after the Dragons perished.

A northern range of Middle-earth, running west to east and forming the likely northern border of the region of Rhovanion. They were long mined by the Dwarves, who were driven from them in the late Third Age by Cold-drakes from the north, and were later colonized by Orcs. Icon lore.png[1]

The Grey Mountains were once part of the dwarf-kingdom of Grárik, the Grey Realm, around 2200 of the Third Age, following the fall of Khazad-dûm. [2] Built to great heights by King Thorin I of the Longbeards, the wealth of Grárik drew the attention of the great Dragons of the northern wastes beyond their breeding-grounds at the Withered Heath. In 2589 of the Third Age, after years of battle against the drakes, King Dáin I and his son Frór were slain with many of their kin in the feast-hall of the Steel Keep, ambushed by Vethúg Wintermind. [3] Vethúg claimed Thikil-gundu for his own, and remained there with his brood and his mate, Athramóth, until Karazgar returned to the north to stir trouble following the downfall of Sauron.

Though the heart of Grárik was at Thikil-gundu, the Steel Keep in the time of the Longbeards, the Steel Keep, along with several other delvings in the mountains, was first excavated by the Zhélruka dwarves. [4] Offered a home in Gundabad by Durin II after their own holds were destroyed at the end of the First Age, the Zhélruka vanished in the Grey Mountains before arriving. A single survivor appeared only after multiple centuries, claiming that the Zhélruka had delved a magnificent citadel, Thafar-gathol, in the mountains. None who have sought the Grey Citadel in the Age and more since have found it, but the Zhélruka maintain their claim to the Grey Mountains and to holds like Thikil-gundu, founded by the Zhélruka and only built on by the Longbeards in the Third Age. [5]

References

  1. This description of The Grey Mountains is taken from the Official Lore Entry in the LOTRO Lorebook (no longer on-line).
  2. J.R.R. Tolkien, The Lord of the Rings, "Appendix B: The Tale of Years"
  3. Delver of Thikil-gundu
  4. Quest:Disquiet in the Halls
  5. Quest:Chapter 8.2: The Zhélruka

Maps

Map of Ered Mithrin and Withered Heath

Ered Mithrin and Withered Heath Detailed Maps

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