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The Far Harad Grasslands is a biome which covers large portions of Far Harad. It dominates the northern regions of Far Harad, stretching from the river Harlanhir on the borders of Near Harad to the edges of the Great Jungle. It is a vast land of wide grass plains, which are occasionally broken up by tropical rivers, forests, boulders, and patches of red clay. The Morwaith, a race of fierce hunters allied with Sauron, live here amongst a whole host of exotic animals, and they will gladly defend the Grasslands against invaders. The northern reaches of the grasslands are somewhat drier as one approaches the Great Desert, while the central and southern regions are wetter as one approaches the Jungle.

Far Harad has a year-round tropical climate, and thus the flora and fauna of the Grasslands differ significantly from other areas of Middle-Earth. Classic Vanilla animals, as well as creatures commonly found in northern Middle-Earth like the Bear, Aurochs or Wild Boar, are nowhere to be found here. Instead, the land is full of more exotic African-type animals, most of which were imported from the Lion King Mod. In addition, while oak trees are still fairly common here, they share their dominance of the region with more exotic acacia trees, as well as Baobab trees, which are unique in their own right. The standard Grasslands biome has its own Baobab Forest variant, which generates forests dominated by the tall, thick-trunked trees.

The Far Harad Grasslands are unique in that they have an additional layer of biome variants. All sub-biomes of the Far Harad Grasslands, including the standard one, will either be populated or unpopulated, which is decided randomly. Neither variant has any sort of effect on the terrain or coloration of the biome, and the tags instead dictate what structures generate and what NPCs spawn there.

Unpopulated regions spawn Morwaith NPCs very, very rarely, and only Morwaith Hunter Camps generate there. Morwaith can be found more frequently in populated regions, and furthermore populated regions are the only place where one can find Morwaith Villages. Whether a region is populated or unpopulated can be determined by checking the F3 screen. Populated regions have the tag "HaradPopulated:true", and unpopulated regions have the tag "HaradPopulated:false".

Upon entering this biome, the player earns the achievement "Where the Stars are Strange".


Far Harad Arid Grasslands[]

The arid grasslands.

The Arid Grasslands are the northernmost biome in Far Harad. This is the closest region to the Great Desert and it thus resembles the Sahel in Africa, which abuts the Sahara desert. The Arid Grasslands have less fertile soil than the wetter lands to the south, and the region is theoretically prone to desertification. This biome provides a smooth transition from the drier Half-Deserts to the wetter grasslands to the south. Patches of sand, dirt, dry grass, and red clay are common here, trees are rarer and more stunted, and the grass itself is much less green. Some forest regions, however, do occur. Spawning here is toned down from the standard Grasslands variant, both for the animals and especially for the Morwaith themselves. Populated regions are rarer in this sub-biome than they are in the Grasslands proper. In addition to dominating the northern regions of Far Harad, the Arid Grasslands are also present surrounding the volcanoes in central Far Harad.

Far Harad Arid Hills[]

The Arid Hills sub-biome represents the Emyn Haecharad, a range of hills that arcs southeast across the western part of the Arid Grasslands. It is virtually identical to the Arid Grasslands, except the terrain is much hillier, and in some places it even becomes mountain-like.

Far Harad Forest[]

The forest.

The Far Harad Forest biome generates in a large patch around the southernmost of the Great Lakes of the eastern Grasslands, and it can also be encountered as a randomly-generating sub-biome in other parts of the Grasslands as well. The sub-biome is dominated by acacia trees, many of which have vines growing on them, though stunted oaks, baobab trees, and fruit trees can be found here as well, as can rotting logs. Birds are common here. The grass is far greener in these forested areas and they seem wetter in general than the regular grasslands.

The Far Harad Forest has its own dedicated clearing variant. Once, the whole region was dominated by the Taurethrim of the Empire of Kimen Kâh, but they were wiped out by the Half-Trolls thousands of years ago, and the former heartland of their empire has become the Taur-i-Thorogrim, a forest region that borders this biome.


  • Flowers - A version of the biome with an abundance of flowers.
  • Baobab Savannah - A version of the biome covered with baobab trees.
  • Forest - A more forested version of the biome.
  • Steppe - A very flat version of the biome.
  • Barren steppe - A steppe, but with no trees. Structures generate here very commonly.
  • Hills - A hillier version of the biome.
  • Forested Hills - A combination of the hills and forest variants, with increased tree coverage as well as higher, hillier terrain.
  • Light forest - A lightly forested version of the biome.
  • Scrubland - Scrublands are typically areas with very poor, sandy and/or rocky soil. This results in very little tree growth and the vegetation is dominated by low growing scrubs (stunted trees/shrubs) and bushes.
  • Oak Shrubland - Shrublands with greener grass, dominated by stunted oak trees.
  • Scrubland Hills - The scrubland hills are a hilly type of scrubland.
  • Wasteland - Wasteland is a very barren biome and can vast stretches of the terrain consist of barren rock. The soil is generally very poor and vegetation is sparse. The landscape can both consist of flat plains and rolling hills.


The Grasslands of Far Harad are dotted with the structures of the Morwaith, and, rarely, stone ruins from the age of the Taurethrim Empire can be found here as well. It is also said that there is a mysterious structure of unknown origin hidden deep in the biome, but this may merely be rumour.

  • Morwaith Hunter Camp - Small outposts of the Morwaith that can be found in unpopulated parts of the Grasslands. They consist of two to four small shacks around a Morwaith Crafting Table and are populated by small hunting parties of Morwaith Warriors, one of whom spawns for each shack. These shacks are small, consisting primarily of wood and thatch, and contain only one bed and a loot basket.
  • Morwaith Village - Morwaith life is centred around these small villages, which can be found in populated regions of the Grasslands. Morwaith civilians and Warriors can be found here, and the villages themselves consist of three to five Morwaith Huts, a Morwaith Chieftain Hut, and up to two Trader Huts. Standard Morwaith Huts are made from Morwaith Brick and thatch, and contain two beds, crafting tables, and a basket of loot; Morwaith Trader Huts are very similar, but they are partly built with orange stained clay, and they simply contain six empty baskets and either a Morwaith Huntsman or a Morwaith Hutmaker. Morwaith Chieftain Huts are larger, as the home of the Chieftain of the village, and they contain a Table of Command on the floor, beds, crafting tables, a loot basket, and some banners.


The Grasslands of Far Harad are populated by a wide variety of unusual animals, as well as by the Morwaith, a race of Far Haradrim.

  • Morwaith - Civilian members of a fierce tribe of Men that worship the Great Lion. They spawn in populated regions of the Grasslands and very rarely in unpopulated regions.
  • Morwaith Warrior - Warriors of the Morwaith who spawn in the Grasslands and in Hunter Camps. They wear Morwaith Armour, and carry Morwaith equipment, including swords, spears, daggers, battleaxes, or bludgeons. Unlike with the warriors of most other factions, they have no ranged variant.
  • Morwaith Huntsman - Morwaith traders who sell hunting supplies and buy equipment. They can be found in Morwaith Trader Huts, and they look a lot like Morwaith Warriors, except they never wear helmets and only carry spears.
  • Morwaith Hutmaker - Morwaith traders who sell building supplies and buy collectables. They can be found in Morwaith Trader Huts, and they are without weapons or armour, as they are too busy with village construction to hunt.
  • Morwaith Chieftain - The fearsome chieftains of the Morwaith, who rule villages, where they can be found in their Chieftain Huts. They wear Morwaith Chieftain Armour, which is made with lion fur, and will allow players with sufficient Morwaith alignment to hire Morwaith Warriors, as well as Morwaith Zebra Riders, who do not spawn naturally.
  • Crocodile - Hostile mobs who live in the water and can also be on land. They are ferocious beasts. In daylight, they are quite slow, but a night, they are fast. They can swim faster than the player.
  • Dik-diks - Small, passive antelope that flee the player on sight.
  • Flamingo - Large, passive birds that live in Far Harad.
  • Gemsbok - Passive oryx-like mobs. Their hide makes very nice looking armour.
  • Giraffe - Passive mobs native to Far Harad.
  • Lion - Lions are dangerous hunters. They are neutral (they only fight back, if you attack.)
  • Lioness - Female lions.
  • Rhino - Rideable mobs that can charge into battle. They are neutral and will fight back if provoked.
  • Zebra - Rideable passive mobs found in Far Harad. They are very similar to horses.


Far Harad Grasslands can be conquered by Morwaith, Taurethrim, Near Harad, Half-trolls, Gondor and Mordor. The conquest rate is 1.0.


As with every biome in Far Harad except Perdorogwaith, the Grasslands generate gemstones at a slightly higher rate than most biomes, akin to the rates at which they can be found in most mountain foothills, together with all of the usual ores. Miners will often also encounter veins of red clay underground, similarly to how veins of dirt and gravel can be found everywhere else.


For the most part, the Grasslands are very similar to a less-wooded version of the vanilla savannah biome, consisting primarily of wide grassy plains. Harad flowers can be found fairly commonly here, as can patches of melons and wild yams. Occasionally, the grass is broken up by patches of red clay.

Trees are sparse in the standard variant of the Grasslands biome, and even more so in the Arid Grasslands and Arid Hills sub-biomes. Forest variants and the Far Harad Forest sub-biome have denser tree coverage, however, and the Forest even has vines growing on some of the trees there. All trees in the Grasslands are a mix of stunted oaks, acacia trees, and Baobab trees, with fruit trees mixed in in the forests and along rivers.


Far Harad Grasslands[]

Far Harad Forest[]

Far Harad Arid Grasslands[]

Biomes of the Lord of the Rings Mod (Sub-biomes in brackets)
List by Alphabet

AdornlandAnduin Hills (Gladden Fields, Vales of Anduin) • Angmar (Mountains) • Barrow-downs
Blue Mountains (Foothills) • Bree-land (Chetwood) • Brown LandsColdfells


DagorladDaleDead MarshesDor-en-Ernil (Hills) • Dorwinion (Emyn Winion)
Drúwaith IaurDunlandEast BightEmyn MuilEnedwaithEreborEregion
Eriador (Downs, Eryn Vorn, Minhiriath, Swanfleet) • Ettenmoors


Fangorn (Clearing) • Fangorn WastelandFar Harad Bushland (Hills) • Far Harad Cloud Forest
Far Harad Grasslands (Arid, Arid Hills, Corsair Coasts, Forest) • Far Harad Jungle (Edge, Lake, Mountains, Taurethrim Clearing) • Far Harad MangroveFar Harad Swampland
Far Harad VolcanoField of CelebrantForodwaith (Coastline, Mountains, Glacier)


Gondor (Andrast, Blackroot Vale, Lamedon (Hills), Lebennin (Mouths of Anduin), Lossarnach (Imloth Melui), Mouths of Entwash, Pelargir, Pelennor Fields, Pinnath Gelin, White Mountains (Foothills))
Grey Mountains (Foothills) • Gulf of Harad (Gulf Forest) • Half-desertsHarad MountainsHarnennor
HarondorIron HillsIthilien (Hills, Wasteland) • Kanuka Forest


LakeLast DesertLindon (Coastline, Woodlands, Tower Hills) • Lone-lands (Angle, Weather Hills)
LostladenLothlórien (Eaves) • MidgewaterMirkwood (Dol Guldur, Mountains)
Misty Mountains (Foothills) • Mordor (Eastern Desolation, Gorgoroth, Mordor Mountains, Morgulduin, Morgul Vale, Nan Ungol, Nurn (Marshes, Sea of Nurnen), Udûn) • Mountains of the Wind (Foothills)


Nan CurunírNindalfNorthern MirkwoodNorthlands (Northern Forests) • Old Forest
PerdorogwaithRed Mountains (Foothills) • Rhúdel (Eryn Garan, Eryn Rhúnaer, Hills, Steppe
Tol Rhúnaer) • Rhûn (Forest) • Rivendell (Hills) • RiverRohan (Woodlands, The Wold, Uruk Highlands)
Southron Coasts (Harad Desert Riverbank, Near Harad Oasis, Southron Forests)


Taur-i-ThorogrimThe Great Desert (Hills, Red Desert) • The Sea (Beach, Island, Meneltarma) • The Shire (Marshes, Moors, Woodlands, White Downs) • TolfalasTrollshaws
Umbar (Forest, Hills) • UtumnoWilderland (Northern, Long Marshes) Woodland Realm (Hills)

List by Region

Angmar (Mountains) • Barrow-downsBlue Mountains (Foothills) • Bree-land (Chetwood)
ColdfellsDunlandEnedwaithEregionEriador (Downs, Eryn Vorn, Minhiriath, Swanfleet)
EttenmoorsLindon (Coastline, Woodlands, Tower Hills) • Lone-lands (Angle, Weather Hills)
MidgewaterNan CurunírOld ForestRivendell (Hills)
The Shire (Marshes, Moors, Woodlands, White Downs) • Trollshaws


Anduin Hills (Gladden Fields, Vales of Anduin) • Brown LandsDagorladDale
Dead MarshesEast BightEmyn MuilEreborField of CelebrantFangorn (Clearing)
Fangorn WastelandGrey Mountains (Foothills) • Iron HillsLothlórien (Eaves)
Mirkwood (Dol Guldur, Mountains) • Misty Mountains (Foothills) • NindalfNorthern Mirkwood
Wilderland (Northern, Long Marshes) • Woodland Realm (Hills)

The South:

AdornlandDor-en-Ernil (Hills) • Drúwaith IaurGondor (Andrast, Blackroot Vale, Lamedon (Hills), Lebennin (Mouths of Anduin), Lossarnach (Imloth Melui), Mouths of Entwash, Pelargir, Pelennor Fields, Pinnath Gelin, White Mountains (Foothills)) • HarondorIthilien (Hills, Wasteland)
Mordor (Eastern Desolation, Gorgoroth, Mordor Mountains, Morgulduin, Morgul Vale, Nan Ungol, Nurn (Marshes, Sea of Nurnen), Udûn) • Rohan (Woodlands, The Wold, Uruk Highlands) • Tolfalas


Far Harad Bushland (Hills) • Far Harad Cloud ForestFar Harad Grasslands (Arid, Arid Hills, Corsair Coasts, Forest) • Far Harad Jungle (Edge, Lake, Mountains, Taurethrim Clearing)
Far Harad MangroveFar Harad SwamplandFar Harad VolcanoGulf of Harad (Gulf Forest)
Half-desertsHarad MountainsHarnennorKanuka ForestLostladenPerdorogwaith
Southron Coasts (Harad Desert Riverbank, Near Harad Oasis, Southron Forests)
Taur-i-ThorogrimThe Great Desert (Hills, Red Desert) • Umbar (Forest, Hills)


Dorwinion (Emyn Winion) • Last DesertMountains of the Wind (Foothills) • Red Mountains (Foothills) • Rhúdel (Eryn Garan, Eryn Rhúnaer, Hills, Steppe, Tol Rhúnaer) • Rhûn (Forest)


Forodwaith (Coastline, Mountains, Glacier) • Northlands (Northern Forests) • Utumno


The Sea (Beach, Island, Meneltarma)