|Control Buff:||Isendeep Mine (Effect)|
The Isendeep Mine is one of the five contested landmarks in the Ettenmoors. Located in the shadows of the Mountains of Angmar, the Isendeep was first mined when the Dwarves at the Delving of Frór discovered the rich ore veins in the rocks of Arador's End. Mining activities have greatly decreased since that time, and the mine is mostly stone, although some deposits of ore yet remain. With the conflict between the Coldfells Army and the Army of Angmar escalating in the areas to the south, the Isendeep has now become an underground battlefield where dwarves and goblins strive to secure the last remaining ore resources.
The mines lie in a spur of the Misty Mountains in the furthest north-east of Ettenmoors. There are three entrances; one to the west leading to the goblin-village of Grothum, one to the south into Arador's End and one to the west opening a passage to Gramsfoot. Within the mine there are several large caverns holding ore deposits and a few smaller side caves. Isendeep Mine is the main source of unrefined ore desired by Angmar and the Free Peoples to forge spare weaponry and armour, and it also contains several Eorlingas Skarn Deposits for eager miners to discover that yield Eorlingas Skarn.
NPCs and Quests
The Isendeep Mine will house NPCs and quests associated with the side currently holding the fortress. All quest givers can be defeated by the opposing side, thus making their respective quests unavailable until they respawn.
|Held by the Free Peoples|
If the Captain-General is defeated, the forces of Angmar will claim the keep after a few seconds.
The quest NPCs are located near the Captain-General's post in the northernmost chamber.
Unnamed Mobs (patrolling throughout the mine)
|Held by the Army of Angmar|
If the Tyrant is defeated, the Free Peoples will claim the keep after a few seconds.
The quest NPCs are located near the Tyrant's post in the northernmost chamber.
Unnamed Mobs (patrolling throughout the mines) Unnamed Mobs (positioned throughout the keep)
There are a number of creatures stalking the mines which owe no allegiance to either side and will attack both, if provoked:
|Settlements, Areas and Landmarks of Ettenmoors
|Areas:||Arador's End • Coldfells • Hithlad • Hoardale • Steps of Gram|
|Settlements:||Glân Vraig (Freeps only) • Gramsfoot (Creeps only) • Grothum • Hoarhallow
Outposts: Arador's End • Hithlad (old: Coldfells) • Isendeep • River • Plains of Gramsfoot (removed)
|Landmarks:||Dâr-gazag • The Delving of Frór • Elf Camp • Grimwood Lumber Camp • Isendeep Mine
Lugazag • Orc Camp • Ost Ringdyr • Tírith Rhaw • Tol Ascarnen • Troll-height • STAB • WTAB