The Giant's Needle

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The Giant's Needle
Type: Menhir
Region: The Misty Mountains
Area: Giant Halls
Location: [30.4S, 3.5E]


The Giant's Needle is a landmark within the Giant Halls in The Misty Mountains. [30.4S, 3.5E]

In the center of the eastern section of Giant Halls, down a hollow, this towering menhir stands erect, visible from afar. A few of the local giants are patrolling the hollow, but many more are roaming its perimeter alongside their snow-bear pets. While the purpose of the needle is unknown, it is even more curious why the giants haven't knocked it down yet, perhaps holding some sort of reverence for the spire.

Note: It is actually possible to visit the top of the needle by drinking from an Inn League Keg.


The following deeds can be obtained by visiting this location:




The following creatures are found within this area:


The Giant's Needle is simply a massive stone spire erected by the Giants of the Misty Mountains. No purpose has ever been found for it, nor is its construction all that remarkable given the size of its builders.
What is perhaps most remarkable about the Giant's Spire is that none of the giants has ever gotten around to knocking it down just for fun. It is this that leads scholars to believe that it does indeed have some meaning or purpose, but even the wise cannot guess at what that might be. — Deed text


The western entrance to the towering spire View from the east

Settlements, Areas and Landmarks of The Misty Mountains
Areas: Eastern Bruinen SourceGiant HallsHelegrodHigh CragNorth High PassNorthern Bruinen SourceSouth High PassWestern Bruinen Source
Settlements: Glóin's CampHrimbargVindurhal
Landmarks: AkûltotBergel's NotchThe Bitter StairThe Black CrackCaldwell PoolCeber LosCirith DaurCirith ImladrisThe Deep-firesDen of the Northern ArmyDómstollEglanúrEikhall DaleErforgh CleftFrosthyle PondGabilazanGhâshruThe Giant's NeedleGoblin-town Throne RoomGollum's CaveGreybough EndHríthur's HavenImlad NornIorbarIskeld's LookoutThe LornstoneMen HelchThe Mountain's ThroatNan GongaragNorthtarnOrod LadenPinnath FenuiRakhâs-bizarSlave PensSnárskrith DellStarkhathStonecaller's CircleThorgest's HavenThundergrotWar SteadingsWhitcleftWrithenbores