Gabilazan

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Gabilazan
Type: Dwarven Fortress
Region: The Misty Mountains
Area: Giant Halls
Location: [28.0S, 0.8E]
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Location

Gabilazan is a landmark within the Giant Halls in the Misty Mountains. [28.0S, 0.8E]

This ruined fortress sits athwart a narrow passage from the Giant Halls to its northern entrance in High Crag. [26.9S, 0.3W]

It was overrun and then abandoned by goblins long ago, but has since come under control of the Dourhands, in liaison with giants, to make quite the unexpected alliance. Recently, scouts have reported that Skorgrím Dourhand is now their leader, made un-dead in the Silver Deep Mines and arrived to Gabilazan not that long ago.

In the northern section of the fortress is the Gabilazan Vault, where the first stone of these ruins where laid. What more is, the Longbeards also put down a copy of the plans of the fortress beneath the stone, which may prove handy under these desperate times. On a hill in the southern section lies Halmur Stoneshaper's Tomb, a place shunned by the Dourhands. And in the middle, to the east, lies a fortified section where Skorgrím is hiding together with "the missing rider", a Nazgûl. During a quest instance defenders of the Free Peoples are given entrance to this section by Gimli.

Note: While the landmark flag is found within the Giant Halls, most of Gabilazan lies within High Crag, including both the vault and the tomb.

Interiors

Deeds

The following deeds can be obtained by visiting this location:

Quests

Involving
See also Halmur Stoneshaper's Tomb

NPCs

Mobs

Gabilazan Vault
Halmur Stoneshaper's Tomb

The following creatures are found within this area:

Quest instance:


Lore

Gabilazan was one of the two fortresses built by Durin's Folk in the northern reaches of the Misty Mountains, beneath which stretched extensive mines. Alas, these settlements were always challenged by the goblins which infested the range. After the fall of Helegrod to the north to a marauding Dragon and its spawn, Gabilazan was eventually isolated, besieged and overrun by goblins during the waning rule of the Longbeards.
These days the goblins have abandoned the fortress to ruin and in their stead an odd alliance of giants and the traitorous Dourhands have made it their home. — Deed text
South of the High Crag tumbles a land of giants, from trolls and mammoths to proper rock-throwing, Man-squashing folk from the Giant-halls of Iorbar in the far south. However, an old Dwarf-fort called Gabilazan guards the western pass. Now controlled by the wicked Dourhand family of Dwarves, Gabilazan has become a vital hinge in Angmar’s plans for the Misty Mountains. It is here that the Dourhands conspire with giants against the Free Peoples of Eriador below.


Maps

Click for larger map of Gabilazan

Gallery

The inner gate of Gabilazan Northern passage with the Gabliazan Vault in view The south gate, guard by a giant among dwarves The southern passage through the ruined fortress The upper courtyard of the Dwarven fort


Settlements, Areas and Landmarks of The Misty Mountains
Settlements: Glóin's CampHrimbargVindurhal
Areas: Bruinen Source EastBruinen Source NorthBruinen Source WestGiant HallsGoblin-townHigh CragNorthern High PassSouthern High Pass
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