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Southern Mirkwood is a region in the land of Rhovanion. It encompasses the forest from the eastern shores of the Anduin to the dreaded fortress of Dol Guldur. When you first arrive in Mirkwood, you will be launched into a public instance. You will enter the normal Mirkwood when you finish an instance concerning the assault on the gates leading to the Dourstocks. You need to complete the foreword quest chain for Vol. II. Book 9 to unlock the instance.


Mirkwood is a name used for two distinct fictional forests in J. R. R. Tolkien's legendarium.

In the First Age, the highlands of Dorthonion north of Beleriand were known as Mirkwood after falling under Morgoth's control. Along with the rest of the region west of Ered Luin, this forest disappeared after the cataclysm of the War of Wrath, although a few of its peaks may have survived as an island far off the coast of Lindon.

In the Second Age, the large forest in Rhovanion, east of the Anduin in Middle-earth, was was known as Greenwood the Great.

During the Third Age, that large forest in Rhovanion, east of the Anduin in Middle-earth, was called Mirkwood after falling under the influence of Sauron, in his guise as the Necromancer.

After Sauron's destruction at the conclusion of the Third Age, Mirkwood was cleansed by Galadriel and became known as Eryn Lasgalen, Sindarin for "the Wood of Greenleaves".



There are, strictly speaking, no settlements in Mirkwood. However, there is a number of smaller camps or outposts throughout the area.




Dol Guldur

  • Quests: mainly 65

Dol Guldur (razed) or Dol Dhannen

  • Dol Guldur after it is cast down
  • Called Dol Dhannen by the elves
  • Only accessible during quests, no direct connection from Mirkwood



Emyn Lûm



  • Quests: mainly 61


  • Quests: mainly 63-65

Taur Morvith

Connected to

Points of Interest

Instances (Dungeons)

In Dol Guldur

Named Creatures Flake Collectors List

Each of these creatures is the rare, signature, tougher, named version and all have a high change to drop a rare flake used in crafting.


Click for larger image Topographic map of Mirkwood

Mirkwood detail maps

Mirkwood POIs Mirkwood Artifacts

Category Overview

List of everything in region:

Settlements, Areas and Landmarks of Mirkwood
Settlements: Echad SirionEstolad MernaelThe Haunted InnHelethirMithechadOst GaladhThangúlhad
Areas: AnduinAshensladesDol DhannenDol GuldurDourstocksThe DrownholtEmyn LûmGathbúrzMirk-eavesThe ScuttledellsTaur Morvith
Landmarks: Ashenslades: Ânghum-maudhûlÂnug-stazgBarad AngolBleakmereGarmadh-maudhûlGâthlataMithechadNaur-hoitSâd DoldúrSâd Morangol

Dol Guldur: Barad GuldurDungeons of Dol GuldurGostadorSammath GûlSword-hall of Dol GuldurWarg-pens of Dol Guldur
Dourstocks: AgistathAudaghaimBurgûl-stazgDannenglorThe Dark GapThe Dreadweaver's LairEchad MothelenGorothamThe Haunted InnPack-howler's Hill
Drownholt: Estolad MernaelPool of Creeping DeathSâd Meryrn
Eryn Lûm: Crafting Hall of Ost GaladhHrigg VidukuniMinas CelebolfMinas GîlSkirmish CampThe Wild Ruin
Gathbúrz: BûrzkalaFennas GuldurGath UlunnHongoiKúfuzgLagfaur-hahLagúrz LugLugdúmpNothgarSâd GúlnirThangúlhadThe Tree of Suffering
Mirk-eaves: Amon AngenedAshúrz MaufulugDurbúrz-stazgEchad GlamodúdEchad SirionFállugGostannonThe Hall of LightsMaudhûl-ulurTirnhirionThe Wind Stones
Scuttledells: The Crawling WaterThe Dead GroveGorogrodThe Low PondPêl ÚmarthPool of TranquilityShrine of the Ancient One
Taur Morvith: Iavassúl's WatchKrul LuguSâd MorangolThe Verdant Shrine

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Regions within the Land of Rhovanion
East RohanEred Mithrin and Withered HeathEryn Lasgalen and the Dale-landsThe Great RiverIron HillsLothlórienMirkwoodMoriaVales of AnduinWells of LangfloodWest Rohan