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The Snowmen of Forochel are a strange, unfriendly people, remnant of the Forodwaith, Men of far-off days, accustomed to the bitter colds of the realm of Morgoth. Indeed those colds linger still in that region, though they lie hardly more than a hundred leagues north of the Shire.

–The Lord of the Rings, Appendix A

Forodwaith is a (seemingly) endless ice desert that forms the north end of the known world of Middle-earth. No plants grow here, nor do any mobs spawn. There is little reason to live here, other than to escape all the other people of Middle-earth. It is one of the few places that never gets invaded, nor do thieves ever visit here. But be warned: remember to bring fur armours, or you'll undoubtedly freeze to death! Upon entering this biome, you will receive the achievement "Everlasting Chill".

If you are looking for great danger, yet great reward, travel the land to seek out The Pits for a special adventure. But be warned, no one has ever returned from the Pits alive...

Other than the Pits, which always spawn in the same place, there are no other spawning structures.

Sub-biomes Edit

Forodwaith Mountains Edit

This is another main biome of Forodwaith, featuring iced-over mountains. Most likely remnants of the Iron Mountains.

Forodwaith GlacierEdit

This is a plain made of pure ice. Solid rock can only be found several blocks below the surface. This biome only spawns inside Forodwaith Mountains.

Frost Edit

When staying in Forodwaith, the player can get the frost effect, which blends the screen in white for a short time and deals one damage (a half heart) to the player every 20 seconds. This will only occur when you are standing out in the open near no light sources or if you are in water.

There are several ways to help prevent this damage, however: staying near a light source (torch, furnace, etc.), getting underground, wearing armour made of leather, or, even better, Fur Armour, will help minimize the damage caused by the cold.

The Pits of Utumno Edit

In a suspicious looking valley in the Forodwaith, there is a tall structure made of bricks long frozen from the eternal cold of the land. Inside there is a pit that one can jump into. The Pits lead down, down, down into the deeps of the world, deeper than the deepest mines of the Dwarves, into the dimension of Utumno. But do not come unprepared, for there is only one way out.

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The pits of Utumno

Mobs Edit

No creature is hardy enough to survive the brutal cold of the High North. However, on very rare occasions, Snow-trolls can be found, at night or in caves with enough headroom.

Vegetation Edit

The only vegetation hardy enough to thrive in the harsh climate of this land is the Weirwood Tree. These are a rare and of unknown origin. Rumour has it there is more to these trees than meets the eye.


The anglo-saxon is-rune (= letter I) means "ice". Tolkien used those ᚱᚢᚾᛖᛋ for some texts in the initial drafts of "The Lord of the Rings", later on, he replaced them by cirth runes.

Ice is very cold and immeasurably slippery;
it glistens as clear as glass and most like to gems;
it is a floor wrought by the frost, fair to look upon.

Old English rune poem

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Biomes of the Lord of the Rings Mod
List by Alphabet

AndrastAngleAngmarBarrow-downsBlackroot ValeBlue MountainsBree-landBrown Lands


ChetwoodColdfellsDagorladDaleDead MarshesDol GuldurDor-en-ErnilDorwinionDrúwaith IaurDunland


East BightEastern DesolationEmyn MuilEnedwaithEreborEregionEriadorEryn CaranEryn VornEttenmoorsFangornFar Harad (Bushland, Jungle, Mangrove, Savannah, Swampland, Volcano) • Field of CelebrantForodwaithGladden FieldsGondorGorgorothGrey MountainsHarad MountainsHarondor


Iron HillsIslandIthilienLamedonLebenninLindonLone-landsLong MarshesLossarnachLothlórien


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


RhúdelRhûnRivendellRocky CoastlineRohanSea of NúrnenSwanfleetThe 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


Far Harad (Bushland, Jungle, Mangrove, Savannah, Swampland, Volcano) • Harad MountainsNear Harad (Fertile) • PertorogwaithUmbar


DorwinionEryn CaranOrocarniRhúdelRhûn


ForodwaithNorthlandsNorthern ForestUtumno


IslandMeneltarmaRocky CoastlineThe Sea


Biome variantsDesertsForestsIslandsMountainsSwamps