[…] in the hills of Dunland a remnant lingered of an old people, the former inhabitants of much of Gondor.

The Lord of the Rings, Appendix F

This article is about the biome. For the faction see here.

Dunland is home to the oldest enemies of Rohan, whom they call the Dunlendings, who, after they were driven out of their old home in Calenardhon, now reside in Dunland alongside the former residents of the Enedwaith, who migrated eastward. The landscape is dominated by rolling hills, long stretched valleys and many evergreen trees. Stone boulders dot the area. Dunland is located along the southwestern part of the Hithaeglir. It's enclosed by the vast and sparsely populated Enedwaith, the Misty Mountains and bordered by the Isen river to the south.

Houses, taverns, forts, and campfires can be found throughout this biome. The Dunland Woodlands sub-biome contains more trees and has lower spawn rates for the Dunlendings who defend it.

Upon entering Dunland you gain the achievement: "Land of the Wild Men".

Variants Edit

Dunland is defined as a 'Mountains' biome variant which includes the following biome variants:

  • Standard - Normal mountaineous Dunland biome. This has high elevation differences and results in a 'rolling hill' landsscape without snow covered peaks. The general elevation differences are smaller here than in other 'mountaineous biome variants', like the Lone-Lands hills.
  • Forested Mountains - Forest covered mountaneous rolling hills.
  • Lightly Forested Mountains - Lightly forested mountaneous rolling hills.
  • Larch Forest - A forest dominated with larch trees.
  • Pine Forest - A forest dominated with pine trees.

Structures Edit

Four Dunlending structures generate here, alongside piles of stone bricks.

  • Dunlending Houses - These simple houses belong to the Dunlendings. They are one-roomed and wooden. They have simple holes for windows, a bed, a Dunlending and a normal crafting table, a chimney, and a fire pit covered by an iron bar. One Dunlending spawns here.
  • Dunlending Taverns - Structures similar to Dunlending houses, except larger. They have a fire enclosed by bars in the middle, tables, Dunlendings, and a counter, behind which are a chest, crafting tables, furnaces, and barrels. Behind the counter there also spawns a bartender.
  • Dunlending Campfires - Small structures consisting of a fire in a pit, skulls on cobblestone walls, logs hewn down to be benches, and a chest. Dunlendings seem to congregate around it, and animals tend to wander into the fire and die. They are the only structure to spawn in the woodlands.
  • Dunlending Hill Forts - Large structures similar to (and probably inspired by) Rohan Fortresses. They consist of the same wall pattern and are very similar, albeit smaller, from the outside, but they are different inside. They contain Dunlending Warriors and a Dunlending Warlord, barracks with beds and a barrel, banners, and an armor stand, as well as two fences, between which is a piece of wool (a punching bag, maybe?) They incorporate wooden gates.

Mobs Edit

Dunlendings spawn here day and night. Orcs do not. Crebain, large black crows used as spies by Saruman, fly around the air here.

Vegetation Edit

Dunland is generally a temperate coniferous forest, with even denser forests covering its hills. The dominate species are the evergreen conifers spruce, fir and pine. Along with these, and much less common, tall and large oaks and chestnut trees can be found in its woods, making the wood supply of the Dunlendings large. The soil doesn't seem to favour lush flower growth, which may explain the habit of the Dunlending women to wear flowers in their hair. Tall grass growth is generally average.


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Dunland (Biome)

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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

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


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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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