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Type: Dwarf mine
Region: The Silvertine Lodes
Area: Moria
Location: [11.0S, 112.8W]


At the center of the Silvertine Lodes, the earth itself seems to give way to darkness. The Dwarves of Khazad-dûm dug deep here, beyond caution or reason, and in their greed hid away one of their great treasuries in this shaft, right on the edge of oblivion.

At the heart of the quarry, a deep pit falls away into nothingness. Peering over the edge of this shaft, at the sight of the spiraling ramps clinging to its sides and the timber supports vanishing into the deep, it’s easy to imagine horrible things swooping up out of the emptiness—things worth retreating from. The bravery, cunning, and greed it must have taken to delve such depths can barely be fathomed. This area is called Menem-berej.

In those depths, though, the Dwarves of old saw not only wealth but security. Into the side of that deep pit, they carved a door, and behind that door they dug a breathtaking vault, perhaps knowing that only the bravest souls would venture down to find it. That vault, now known as the Forgotten Treasury, has been rediscovered—but not only by Dwarves. [1]

The great pit of Menem-berej was once home to the richest lodes of Mithril ever unearthed in Khazad-dûm. This enormous platform was constructed to assist the dwarves in their mighty efforts to extract the precious metal. Though this mine was believed to have been sapped of most of its resources by the time Moria fell, Brogur and Bósi's dwarves vow to find some valuable remnants of the riches that were once so abundant.


The following deeds can be completed by visiting this location:


The following creatures are found within this area:

Settlements and Landmarks of The Silvertine Lodes

Settlements: The Deep Descent
Landmarks: Gamil FilikThe Heart of FireMenem-berejMenem-munzThe Old Silvertine CityThe Stone CouncilThe Way of Smiths
Instances: Forgotten Treasury