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The Iron Hills merchant is a type of Dwarf from the Iron Hills. They are travelling traders and will trade with any player who does not have a negative Durin's Folk alignment.

When attacked, the merchant will defend himself with a Dwarven dagger. When killed, the merchant may drop Dwarf bones, food, plates, or mugs.

Upon trading with an Iron Hills merchant, the player gains the achievement "Dwarven Treasures".


Iron Hills merchants are similar to the other travelling traders in that they will spawn in various biomes across Middle-earth, with the exception of their homeland, evil-infested biomes (i.e. Mordor), and desolated biomes (i.e. Dagorlad).

Biomes in which the merchant spawns (click to expand)

They will only stay for one Minecraft day (40 minutes), however, so players should make finding them a top priority when they arrive, especially since encountering one of these merchants is even rarer than encountering the Galadhrim wanderer. Like other Dwarves, the merchant will occasionally drink Dwarven Tonic and eat Dwarven foods.

Like the other good-aligned travelling traders, the Iron Hills merchant spawns with a group of normal dwarves around him.

Messages will appear in the chat to signal the merchant's arrival, the merchant's departure, a warning message one minute prior to when the merchant leaves, and a death message signifying that the merchant was killed and by whom.


  • Róin son of Náli, the Iron Hills Merchanthas arrived nearby
  • Róin son of Náli, the Iron Hills Merchanthas left the area
  • <Róin son of Náli, the Iron Hills Merchant>I shall be leaving soon, but there is till time for a trade or two!
  • Róin son of Náli, the Iron Hills Merchantwas pummelled by Bolg, the Gundabad Orc Archer


These merchants offer all sorts of food (including cram), glowstone, Dwarven ale, Dwarven armour (including trimmed variants), equipment, and even the rare Dwarfwort plant. They will buy food, ingots, and coal from the player. Below is an example of a merchant's trading panel:


An example of the trader's trading panel.

Items SoldEdit

Below is a table of values for each item that the player can purchase from this NPC. Use this table to find out if your merchant is giving you a good deal or not. Each Iron Hills merchant will not have every item listed for sale.

Items Sold Price Range Image
Dwarven Forge 30-50 (3coinX to 5coinX) DwarvenForge
Dwarven Marriage Ring 12-20 (1coinX2coinI to 2coinX) DwarvenRing
Dwarven Sword 12-20 (1coinX2coinI to 2coinX) SwordDwarven
Dwarven Spear 14-23 (1coinX4coinI to 2coinX3coinI) Dwarven Spear
Dwarven Battleaxe 14-23 (1coinX4coinI to 2coinX3coinI) Dwarven Battleaxe
Dwarven Warhammer 14-23 (1coinX4coinI to 2coinX3coinI) HammerDwarven
Dwarven Pike 14-23 (1coinX4coinI to 2coinX3coinI) PikeDwarven
Dwarven Dagger 10-16 (1coinX to 1coinX6coinI) DaggerDwarven
Dwarven Axe 11-19 (1coinX1coinI to 1coinX9coinI) AxeDwarven
Dwarven Pickaxe 11-18 (1coinX1coinI to 1coinX8coinI) PickaxeDwarven
Dwarven Shovel 9-15 (9coinI to 1coinX5coinI) ShovelDwarven
Dwarven Mattock 14-23 (1coinX4coinI to 2coinX3coinI) MattockDwarven
Dwarven Throwing Axe 11-19 (1coinX1coinI to 1coinX9coinI) ThrowingAxeDwarven
Dwarven Helmet 19-31 (1coinX9coinI to 3coinX1coinI) HelmetDwarven
Dwarven Chestplate 27-45 (2coinX7coinI to 4coinX5coinI) BodyDwarven
Dwarven Leggings 23-38 (2coinX3coinI to 3coinX8coinI) LegsDwarven
Dwarven Boots 17-28 (1coinX7coinI to 2coinX8coinI) BootsDwarven
Silver-trimmed Dwarven Helmet 38-63 (3coinX8coinI to 6coinX3coinI) DwarvenHelmetSilver
Silver-trimmed Dwarven Chestplate 45-75 (4coinX5coinI to 7coinX5coinI) DwarvenChestplateSilver
Silver-trimmed Dwarven Leggings 41-69 (4coinX1coinI to 6coinX9coinI) DwarvenLegsSilver
Silver-trimmed Dwarven Boots 38-63 (3coinX8coinI to 6coinX3coinI) DwarvenBootsSilver
Dwarven Ale (Light) 5-8 (5coinI to 8coinI) Dwarven Ale
Dwarven Ale (Moderate) 7-11 (7coinI to 1coinX1coinI) Dwarven Ale
Dwarven Ale (Strong) 8-14 (8coinI to 1coinX4coinI) Dwarven Ale
Dwarven Tonic (Light) 8-13 (8coinI to 1coinX3coinI) Dwarven Tonic
Dwarven Tonic (Moderate) 11-18 (1coinX1coinI to 1coinX8coinI) Dwarven Tonic
Dwarven Tonic (Strong) 13-22 (1coinX3coinI to 2coinX2coinI) Dwarven Tonic
Barrel of Dwarven Ale (Moderate) 90-150 (9coinX to 1coinC5coinX) Barrel
Barrel of Dwarven Ale (Strong) 120-200 (1coinC2coinX to 2coinC) Barrel
Dwarfwort 8-13 (8coinI to 1coinX3coinI) Dwarfwort
4 x Glowstone Dust 2-3 (2coinI to 3coinI) Glowstone Dust
Glowing Dwarven Brick 3-5 (3coinI to 5coinI) Dwarven Brick
Cram 9-15 (9coinI to 1coinX5coinI) Cram
Dalish Pastry 12-20 (1coinX2coinI to 2coinX) Dalish Pastry
8 x Cobblestone 2-3 (2coinI to 3coinI) Cobblestone
8 x Stone 2-3 (2coinI to 3coinI) Stone
Amber 11-19 (1coinX1coinI to 1coinX9coinI) Amber
Amethyst 9-15 (9coinI to 1coinX5coinI) Amethyst
Topaz 9-15 (9coinI to 1coinX5coinI) Topaz

Items BoughtEdit

Below is a table of values for each item that the player can sell to this NPC. Use this table to earn more money by only selling when the prices are high. You will not be able to sell every item to every merchant as each individual Iron Hills merchant will not want to purchase every item listed below.

Items Bought Price Range Image
Iron Ingot 2-4 (2coinI to 4coinI) Iron Ingot
2 x Coal 1-1 (1coinI to 1coinI) Coal
Gold Ingot 11-19 (1coinX1coinI to 1coinX9coinI) Gold Ingot
Copper Ingot 2-4 (2coinI to 4coinI) Copper
Tin Ingot 2-4 (2coinI to 4coinI) Tin
Bronze Ingot 2-4 (2coinI to 4coinI) Bronze Ingot
Diamond 19-31 (1coinX9coinI to 3coinX1coinI) Diamond
Emerald 11-19 (1coinX1coinI to 1coinX9coinI) Emerald
Sapphire 9-15 (9coinI to 1coinX5coinI) Sapphire
Ruby 9-15 (9coinI to 1coinX5coinI) Ruby
Opal 8-13 (8coinI to 1coinX3coinI) Opal
Pearl 19-31 (1coinX9coinI to 3coinX1coinI) Pearl
Amethyst 6-10 (6coinI to 1coinX) Amethyst
Steak 2-4 (2coinI to 4coinI) Steak
Cooked Porkchop 2-4 (2coinI to 4coinI) PorkchopCooked
Cooked Mutton 2-4 (2coinI to 4coinI) CookedMutton
Cooked Chicken 2-4 (2coinI to 4coinI) ChickenCooked
Gammon 2-4 (2coinI to 4coinI) Gammon
Cooked Venison 2-4 (2coinI to 4coinI) CookedVenison
Cooked Fish 2-4 (2coinI to 4coinI) FishCooked
Cooked Rabbit 2-4 (2coinI to 4coinI) RabbitCooked
Bread 2-3 (2coinI to 3coinI) Bread


These wandering Dwarves spend their lives travelling the world and doing the odd trade with passers-by who have a coin or two. But be wary - if they see a foreign Orc on their travels, they won't hesitate to start a fight!


  • As you can see, Person, my feet ache from this heavy load. Care you to buy something?
  • We Dwarves do not usually trade with Men, but you are an exception, Person.
  • Ale, armour, weapons - you want it, it's yours, my friend! As long as you have enough coins...
  • I come from the mighty strongholds of the Iron Hills, Person. No other Dwarves boast riches quite like ours.
  • I am travelling the land in search of wealth - perhaps you are doing the same, Person?
  • Give me some coins, Person, and I shall be a very happy merchant indeed!
  • Greetings, Person! Do you wish to buy some goods from me?
  • I bring great treasures from the Iron Hills! You can have them... for a certain price!
  • Do you wish to trade with me, Person? I have several items which might be of interest to you.
  • I will sell you anything for a fair price!
  • Do you want to trade with me, Person? For a few dozen silver coins you can enjoy the craftwork of the Dwarves of Durin's Folk!
  • The Northmen of Dale make a delicious waybread. Cram, they name it, and it can be yours for just a few coins!
  • You have not lived until you have tasted cram, Person. Fortunately, I have some right here!
  • I can see your hunger in your eyes, Person. Are you after some of that sweet cram-bread?
  • We Dwarves of Durin's Folk are unequalled in our craftsmanship.


  • Don't expect to get the better of me, you rowdy lad!
  • You are no match for the kinsmen of Durin!
  • You should not have come here, Person!
  • I'll cleave your miserable skull in twain!
  • Come on, lad! Show me what you've got!
  • Suffer the wrath of the Dwarves, Person!
  • Came you here only to be crushed?
  • Out with you, Morgul-scum!
  • Draw your last breath, Person!
  • No Dwarven ale for you!
  • Raaarrrgh!
  • I'll crush you like a rock, lad!
  • You have underestimated us, Person!
  • You're a nasty piece of work, Person!
  • What were you thinking, picking a fight with me? Ha!
  • Woe and ruin upon you and your kin, Person!
  • Khazâd ai-mênu!
  • Ishkhaqwi ai durugnul!
  • May you die in dragon-fire!
  • How dare you enter our lands?
  • Begone, Orc scum!
  • You will pay for trespassing here, Morgul-scum!


  • Well, I'll be on my way soon enough.
  • I can't stay here forever. Other lands to visit, other goods to trade...
  • If you wish to trade with me, you would be wise to hurry!
  • The riches of the Iron Hills shall not wait here forever.
  • This is your last chance to get an excellent Dwarvish bargain!
  • I shall be leaving soon, but there is still time for a trade or two!
  • Business cannot wait, Person! I will not stay here for too long.
  • Other lands await! I'll be leaving soon.
  • Hurry, Person! I will have to depart these lands soon.
  • Do you wish to gaze upon the riches of the Dwarves of the Iron Hills? Well, you had better be quick. I'll be on my way soon!
  • Time is passing, Person! If you wish to trade with me, you must do it now!
  • This is your last chance to sample the treasures of the North!
  • I must away! Hurry, if you wish to trade with me!
Dwarf Shield  The Dwarves of Durin's Folk  Dwarf Banner

NPCs: Dwarf (Axe Thrower, Banner Bearer, Warrior)
Traders: CommanderMerchantMinerSmith
Items: Armour (Trimmed, Boar) • EquipmentMarriage Ring
Blocks: BedBrickCrafting TableDoorForge
Structures: HouseMine (Ruined) • SmithyTower (Ruined)

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