Nan Gurth

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Imlad Balchorth
Region: Angmar
Dungeon(s): Barad Gúlaran
Landmark(s): Bálach Iaran, the Iron Pass
Gate of Gath Uior
Minas Agar
Minas Angos
Minas Caul
Minas Deloth
Minas Dhem
Minas Gularan
Minas Maur
Minas Nîr
Imlad Balchorth
The Rift of Nûrz Ghâshu
   Câr Bronach
Levels: Mainly 49 - 50
Resource tier: Master

Nan Gurth is an area within Angmar, in the northeastern region.

This barren valley is void anything resembling plant life; instead, the landscape consists of rocky ridges and craggy spires. It is reached from the southern Gorothlad, the western Himbar or Imlad Balchorth. Or from Câr Bronach to the east through Bálach Iaran, a remnant of when the Iron Crown's dominion stretched as far as Mount Gundabad itself.

At the centre of this wasteland lies Barad Gúlaran, the "Tower of the Witch-king". Surrounding it are eight lesser towers which connect to the main tower by bridges like the spokes of a waggon wheel. Each of these towers holds servants of the different factions under the Iron Crown. Four of them, Minas Agar, Minas Angos, Minas Caul, and Minas Maur hold emissaries of factions wishing to form allegiances with Angmar. Only the southeastern tower, Minas Deloth, provides entrance to the main palace.

The hills and ridges surrounding the fortress are covered in all manner of vile creatures, from wargs to spiders. The further northeast one travels, the more dangerous the enemies become. Up to level 54 elite giants, gaunt men, drakes, and wraiths are guarding the Gate of Gath Uior which leads into the Rift of Nûrz Ghâshu.

There are no services within Nan Gurth itself.


Barad Gúlaran
Gate of Gath Uior


World Instances


See "list of NPCs" within the area


See "starting quests" and the landmarks for more quests



The following creatures are found within the area:


Map of Angmar Topographic map of Angmar