The Plateau of Gorgoroth

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The Plateau of Gorgoroth

The Plateau of Gorgoroth is a Region in Mordor.

  • As you enter Mordor the game introduces a new mechanic called Shadow of Mordor. This shadow will greatly impact where you're able to go and how you get there.

The Plateau of Gorgoroth Locations

Locations found within the region of The Plateau of Gorgoroth are listed below.

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Mount Orodruin

Settlements-icon.png Settlements

Magh Ashtu

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Anglach, the Great Forge

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Kâm Lagúrz


The Court of Seregost

Connected to

Reputation Factions

Quest-icon.png Quests

The Black Book of Mordor
Scourge Quests
Task Quests


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For more detail, see The Plateau of Gorgoroth Deeds


The following Scourges are found wandering this region:

Hidden Threats

The Hidden Threats are encountered randomly on the landscape.




The Plateau of Gorgoroth (Sindarin for Great Horror) lies immediately behind the Morannon, the Black gate, in the Land of Mordor, where the shadows lie.

The Plateau of Gorgoroth was a high desolate plain in northwestern Mordor enclosed by the Ephel Dúath on the west and the Ered Lithui on the north. The only known passages into the plateau through these mountain walls were Carach Angren (the Isenmouthe) (from Udûn and the Morannon), Cirith Ungol, and the Imlad Morgul (Morgul Vale).[1]

To the southeast, between two arms of the mountain ranges, was a gap that opened upon the land of Nurn.[2]

In this dreary wasteland fumes issued from fissures in the ground and smoke curled and settled in hollows. Centered in the desolation some forty miles east of the Ephel Duath rose the Orodruin (Mount Doom). It and Barad-dûr, situated on a spur of the Ered Lithui and rising taller than the volcano, dominated the landscape of the plateau.[3]

  1. J.R.R. Tolkien, The Lord of the Rings, The Return of the King, "Map of Rohan, Gondor, and Mordor"
  2. J.R.R. Tolkien, The Lord of the Rings, "The West of Middle-earth at the End of the Third Age" [map]
  3. 3.0 3.1 J.R.R. Tolkien, The Lord of the Rings, The Return of the King, "The Land of Shadow"