And it happened that when Arathorn and Gilraen had been married only one year, Arador was taken by hill-trolls in the Coldfells north of Rivendell and was slain; […]

The Lord of the Ring, Appendix A

The Coldfells are a biome located to the east of the Ettenmoors, south of Angmar, west of the Misty Mountains, and north of the Lone-lands. Aragorn's grandfather Arador was slain by a troll here. The Coldfells are very similar to the Ettenmoors, except that they are less mountainous, have denser spruce tree coverage, and have maple trees. At night the land is home to Gundabad orcs, trolls, and Hill-trolls. Troll hoards and ruined Dúnedain towers spawn here.

Upon entering the Coldfells, the player earns the achievement "The Wild North".

Variants Edit

  • Hills - A version of the main biome with, would you guess, more hills.
  • Forest - A more heavily forested version of the biome.
  • Forest hills - A hillier forest.
  • Dense spruce forest - A forest of densely clustered spruce trees.
  • Dead spruce forest - A forest of dead spruce trees.
  • Light forest - A lightly forested version of the Coldfells.
  • Flowers - A version of the Coldfells with an abundance of flowers.

Structures Edit

The Coldfells are a barren land, but among the spruce trees and piles of various kinds of brick, a few structures do spawn:

Mobs Edit

Not very many mobs spawn during the day here besides the usual butterflies and rabbits but the following mobs spawn at night:

  • Gundabad Orc - Orcs from Mount Gundabad in the Misty Mountains allied only to themselves. They use random pieces of armour and equipment from various orc and neutral sets.
  • Gundabad Orc Archer - Gundabad Orcs with bows and arrows.
  • Gundabad Warg - Wargs (giant wolves) allied with the Gundabad Orcs. They can be ridden by Gundabad Orcs or archers.
  • Gundabad Uruk - Powerful Uruk-hai who have left their old homes for the Misty Mountains, and now fight for Gundabad. They wield cleavers, waraxes, and bludgeons.
  • Gundabad Uruk archers - Gundabad Uruks armed with orc bows.

Vegetation Edit

The Coldfells are covered with average grass and flower growth. This montane series of fells and hills are forested with the conifers spruce, larch, fir, and pine, along with the broadleaf maple and oak trees. It is considerably more diverse than its northwestern counterpart, the Ettenmoors.

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NPCs: Orc (Archer, Banner Bearer, Bombardier) • Troll (Chieftain, Hill) • Warg (Bombardier)
Traders: ChieftainTrader
Items: Armour (Morgul, Morgul Horse, Warg) • ChainEquipment (Morgul) • Skull Staff
Blocks: BedBrickCrafting TableForgeTorch (Morgul)
Structures: CampDungeonHoardShrineTowerWarg Pit

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NPCs: Rhudaur Hillman (Axe-thrower, Banner Bearer, Warrior)
Traders: Chieftain
Structures: CastleVillage

Biomes of the Lord of the Rings Mod
List by Alphabet

AndrastAngleAngmarBarrow-downsBlackroot ValeBlue MountainsBree-landBrown Lands


ChetwoodColdfellsCorsair CoastsDagorladDaleDead MarshesDol GuldurDor-en-ErnilDorwinionDrúwaith IaurDunland


East BightEastern DesolationEmyn MuilEnedwaithEreborEregionEriadorEryn CaranEryn VornEttenmoorsFangornFar Harad (Bushland, Grasslands, Jungle, Mangrove, Swampland, Volcano) • Field of CelebrantForodwaithGladden FieldsGondorGreat DesertGulf of HaradGorgorothGrey MountainsHarad MountainsHarnedorHarondor


Iron HillsIslandIthilienKanuka ForestLamedonLebenninLindonLone-landsLong MarshesLossarnachLostladenLothlórien


MeneltarmaMidgewaterMinhiriathMirkwood (Northern) • Misty MountainsMordorMordor MountainsMorgulduinMorgul ValeMouths of AnduinMouths of EntwashNan CurunírNan UngolNear HaradNindalfNorthern ForestNorthlandsNúrnOld ForestOrocarniPelargirPelennor FieldsPertorogwaithPinnath Gelin


RhúdelRhûnRivendellRohanSea of NúrnenSouthron CoastsSwanfleetTaur-na-TorogrimThe SeaThe ShireTolfalasTrollshaws


UdûnUruk HighlandsUmbarUtumnoVales of AnduinWeather HillsWhite DownsWhite MountainsWilderlandWoodland Realm

List by Region

AngleAngmarBarrow-downsBlue MountainsBree-landChetwoodColdfellsDunlandEnedwaithEregionEriadorEryn VornEttenmoorsLindonLone-landsMidgewaterMinhiriathOld ForestRivendellSwanfleetThe ShireTrollshawsWeather HillsWhite Downs


Brown LandsDagorladDaleDead MarshesDol GuldurEast BightEmyn MuilEreborField of CelebrantGladden FieldsGrey MountainsIron HillsLong MarshesLothlórienMirkwood (Northern) • Misty MountainsVales of AnduinWilderlandWoodland Realm


AndrastBlackroot ValeDor-en-ErnilDrúwaith IaurFangornGondorHarondorIthilienLamedonLebenninLossarnachMouths of AnduinMouths of EntwashNan CurunírNindalfPelargirPelennor FieldsPinnath GelinRohanTolfalasWhite Mountains


Eastern DesolationGorgorothMordor (Biome)Mordor MountainsMorgulduinMorgul ValeNan UngolNúrnSea of NúrnenUdûn


Corsair CoastsFar Harad (Bushland, Grasslands, Jungle, Kanuka Forest, Mangrove, Swampland, Volcano) • Great DesertGulf of HaradHarad MountainsHarnedorLostladenNear HaradPertorogwaithSouthron CoastsTaur-na-TorogrimUmbar


DorwinionEryn CaranOrocarniRhúdelRhûn


ForodwaithNorthlandsNorthern ForestUtumno


IslandMeneltarmaThe Sea



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