Ered Mithrin and Withered Heath
Ered Mithrin (Sindarin for Grey Mountains) is a large mountain range to the north of Rhovanion. Their western end connected to the Misty Mountains at of Mount Gundabad, an ancient Dwarven holy site and later the capital for the Orcs of the north.
The eastern end of the Grey Mountains was split into two chains, and in between lay the Withered Heath, where Dragons bred. After that was a wide hilly plain, beyond which lay the Iron Hills. Erebor, the Lonely Mountain, lay south of the Grey Mountains. 
- Level: 115 - 120
- Factions: Dwarves of Erebor and Grey Mountains Expedition
- Crafting: Ironfold (T12)
- Introduced: Update 23: Where Dragons Dwell, 9 October 2018
- Quest Pack: Quest Pack: Where Dragons Dwell
Ered Mithrin and Withered Heath Locations
Locations found within the region of Ered Mithrin and Withered Heath are listed below.
For more detail, see Ered Mithrin and Withered Heath Quests
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Ered Mithrin and Withered Heath Reputation
Ered Mithrin and Withered Heath Creatures
- All crafting areas contain facilities for all Professions except Farming.
- All facilities qualify as both "standard" and "superior".
Ered Mithrin, also known as the Grey Mountains, is a long stretch of mountainous terrain to the north of Mirkwood. Mount Gundabad is the chief of Grey Mountains, from there came Durin the Deathless, first Father of the Dwarves. Dwarves returned to the Mountains after the Dragons perished.
A northern range of Middle-earth, running west to east and forming the likely northern border of the region of Rhovanion. They were long mined by the Dwarves, who were driven from them in the late Third Age by Cold-drakes from the north, and were later colonized by Orcs. 
The Grey Mountains were once part of the dwarf-kingdom of Grárik, the Grey Realm, around 2200 of the Third Age, following the fall of Khazad-dûm.  Built to great heights by King Thorin I of the Longbeards, the wealth of Grárik drew the attention of the great Dragons of the northern wastes beyond their breeding-grounds at the Withered Heath. In 2589 of the Third Age, after years of battle against the drakes, King Dáin I and his son Frór were slain with many of their kin in the feast-hall of the Steel Keep, ambushed by Vethúg Wintermind.  Vethúg claimed Thikil-gundu for his own, and remained there with his brood and his mate, Athramóth, until Karazgar returned to the north to stir trouble following the downfall of Sauron.
Though the heart of Grárik was at Thikil-gundu, the Steel Keep in the time of the Longbeards, the Steel Keep, along with several other delvings in the mountains, was first excavated by the Zhélruka dwarves.  Offered a home in Gundabad by Durin II after their own holds were destroyed at the end of the First Age, the Zhélruka vanished in the Grey Mountains before arriving. A single survivor appeared only after multiple centuries, claiming that the Zhélruka had delved a magnificent citadel, Thafar-gathol, in the mountains. None who have sought the Grey Citadel in the Age and more since have found it, but the Zhélruka maintain their claim to the Grey Mountains and to holds like Thikil-gundu, founded by the Zhélruka and only built on by the Longbeards in the Third Age. 
Ered Mithrin and Withered Heath Detailed Maps
|Settlements, Areas and Landmarks of Ered Mithrin and Withered Heath
|Areas:||Ered Mithrin • The Withered Heath|
|Settlements:||Dôm Goru • Skarhald|
|Landmarks:||Ered Mithrin: The Bitter Scar • Bizar-atrâd, the Vale-watch • Furuk-mekhem, the Southgate • Glimmerdeep • The Grey Wrack • Kêr Bréin • Óinsbridge • The Rushgate • Skoghús • Stánbalk, the Stone Wall • Stormwall • Thikil-gundu • Thornholt • Wyrmgap
|Interiors:||Chamber of Study • Crystal Tunnels • Karazgar's Lair • The Keep of Tharrazhâr • Tharrazhâr Throne Room|
|Instances:||The Anvil of Winterstith • Caverns of Thrumfall • Glimmerdeep • Thikil-gundu|
|Regions within the Land of Rhovanion
|Azanulbizar, T.A. 2799 • Elderslade • Ered Mithrin and Withered Heath • Eryn Lasgalen and the Dale-lands • Gundabad • Iron Hills • Lothlórien • Mirkwood • Moria • Vales of Anduin • Wells of Langflood|