Nurn

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The entrance to Nurn from Talath Úrui - what lies beyond the portcullis?
To Nurn from the Plateau of Gorgoroth

Location

The lowland regions of Mordor

Lore

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Location: The eastern and southern regions of the land of Mordor.
Pronunciation: Something close to 'noorn'
Meaning: Perhaps 'Sad (Land)'

The name given to the southern regions of Mordor, more fertile than Gorgoroth in the north, in which the great inland Sea of Núrnen lay.

[note 1]

Connected Locations

Maps

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Notes

  1. This interpretation is based on 'Sad Water' as a translation for the (presumably related) name Núrnen. Alternatively, there may be a connection with the root nu-, 'below, underneath', contrasting the lowlands of Nurn with the highland region of Gorgoroth.

References

  1. This description of Nurn is taken from the Official Lore Entry in the LOTRO Lorebook (no longer on-line).
  • Note that the area is currently (as of Update 23) not accessible in-game.


Regions within the Land of Unannounced Lands
AndrastAnfalasThe Barding-landsCâr BronachDorwinionDrúwaith IaurEast BightEmyn BeraidEmyn MuilEryn VornFar DownsThe Fields of CelduinForodwaithGrey HavensHarad (Far Harad, Near Harad) • HimlingKhandLindon (Forlindon, Harlindon) • LithladMiddle MirkwoodMinhiriath (Sarn Ford, Tharbad) • The NarrowsNorthern Ered LuinNurnPinnath GelinRhûnSouthern GondorSouthfarthing of the ShireTolfalasUmbar