Erforgh Cleft

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Erforgh Cleft
Type: Gauredain camp
Region: The Misty Mountains
Area: Southern High Pass
Location: [29.6S, 9.1E]
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Erforgh Cleft is a landmark within Southern High Pass in The Misty Mountains [29.6S, 9.1E]

This large Gauredain camp is situated in the far south-east corner of the southern High Pass, and it is reached through either of two openings, both from the wider lake south of Northtarn. Both of these passages are marked by the presence of Gauredain and wolves who will fiercely defend their territory.

Innermost of the cleft is a freezing-cold pond with a cliff in the middle, which provides a safe hideout for adventurers wanting a brief rest. Straight east of that cliff is Jakka's camp, the leader of this tribe of Gauredain, but he is untouchable from this point, requiring a more direct approach to reach.


The following deeds can be obtained by visiting this location:




The following creatures are found within this area:


The Erforgh Cleft is a massive jumble of rocks and frozen streams left behind by some great mass of ice in ages past. Now it offers some semblance of shelter from the most brutal mountain winds to a nomadic tribe of Gauredain who have made their home here.
Whether the Gauredain came here of their own accord or were directed here by the Enemy is uncertain, but their presence is troubling nonetheless. — Deed text


Another view of Erforgh Cleft Gauredain tents within the cleft The two entrances into the Gauredain camp Jakka's camp furthest into the cleft Frozen streams and waterfalls make for quite the sight

Settlements, Areas and Landmarks of The Misty Mountains
Areas: Eastern Bruinen SourceGiant HallsHelegrodHigh CragNorth High PassNorthern Bruinen SourceSouth High PassWestern Bruinen Source
Settlements: Glóin's CampHrimbargVindurhal
Landmarks: AkûltotBergel's NotchThe Bitter StairThe Black CrackCaldwell PoolCeber LosCirith DaurCirith ImladrisThe Deep-firesDen of the Northern ArmyDómstollEglanúrEikhall DaleErforgh CleftFrosthyle PondGabilazanGhâshruThe Giant's NeedleGoblin-town Throne RoomGollum's CaveGreybough EndHríthur's HavenImlad NornIorbarIskeld's LookoutThe LornstoneMen HelchThe Mountain's ThroatNan GongaragNorthtarnOrod LadenPinnath FenuiRakhâs-bizarSlave PensSnárskrith DellStarkhathStonecaller's CircleThorgest's HavenThundergrotWar SteadingsWhitcleftWrithenbores