Minas Morgul

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Minas Morgul (eng. Tower of the Dark Sorcery) is a great fortress founded by Isildur in the second age. Originally called Minas Ithil (Tower of the Moon), it was built as a shield against Mordor. By the time Sauron rose again, the Nazgûl conquered Minas Ithil, turning it into Minas Morgul.

Minas Ithil was once a beautiful silver city where Isildur planted a sapling of the White Tree. In TA 2002, when the city finaly fell into the hands of Sauron, an ill green glow started to shine from its walls, and it became known as a place of horror and madness. The Palantír of Minas Ithil, the Ithil-stone that was placed in the tower was stolen and possibly taken to Barad-dûr for Sauron.

After the One Ring was destroyed, Elessar II. destroyed the whole fortress and there was never again any sign of life.


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The city was built east of the Anduin just at the base of the Mountains of Shadow in Imlad Morgul, it controls path through the mountains into Mordor and tower of Cirith Ungol. In later years it became a home for the Nine and their captain, the Witch-king, from where he commands the forces of Mordor. In the War of the Ring, he sent great armies from there up to Osgiliath and then on to Minas Tirith.

In game

Minas Morgul was mentioned as a future area in Letter from Executive Producer Rob Ciccolini - May 2018 and the Producer's Letter - February 2019 - A Look Ahead. It was made accessible on November 5, 2019, with the release of Minas Morgul expansion.


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Map of Minas Morgul

See Also

Settlements, Areas and Landmarks of the Morgul Vale
Areas: AchathrasBâr NirnaethCirith UngolMinas MorgulRath DúathThuringwathTorech Ungol
Settlements: Echad TaerdimEchad UialEstolad LânMinas MorgulTaen Orwath
Landmarks: Annon MorgulAufaltor, the Fane of the EyeBanám LugaunBâr MaenathBâr Nírnaeth, the Houses of LamentationBarad Angarth, the Gate-wardens' KeepBarad Arthir, the Lofty Watch-fortBarad Cúron, the Tower of the Crescent MoonBarad Elenath, the Star-gazers' SpireBarad Orhant, the Tower of the TreegarthBúrzangh, the Shrouded ForgeCadar SkûsDâr Grazadh, the Hall of RotDáru Lagúrz, the Broken HousesEithel Gwaur, the Filth-wellFalch GurthThe Garth of AngáthGath Daeroval, the Shadow-roostGhashan-kútot, the Halls of Black LoreThe GloomwatersGorthad Nûr, the Deep-barrowGúliantKaslokrozLaugdursh, the Dire SpanRâkh MathánThe RemmorchantRoz Dagalur, the Fiend-houseShakam MozSong-house of LindalírëThe Straight StairTaurlingolTorech UngolTorgris, the Hidden CleftUfurok, the DreadfastUialrond, the Dome of EveningThe Winding StairThe Wracking-hallZhar DushgoiZhar Skator
Instances: Bâr NírnaethEithel GwaurThe Fallen KingsGath DaerovalGhashan-kútotGorthad NûrThe Harrowing of MorgulRemmorchant