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

That is the fairest of all the dwellings of my people. There are no trees like the trees of that land. For in the autumn their leaves fall not, but turn to gold. Not till the spring and the new green opens do they fall, and then the boughs are laden with yellow flowers; and the floor of the wood is golden, and golden is the roof, and its pillars are of silver, for the bark of the trees is smooth and grey.

–Legolas in the The Fellowship of the Ring, Lothlórien

Lothlórien, also known as the Golden Wood, Lórien, Dwimordene and Laurelindórenan, is home to the Galadhrim Elves, ruled by Lord Celeborn and Lady Galadriel.

The Golden Wood is located in the Vales of Anduin, south of the Gladden Fields and north of Fangorn forest.

This biome features mainly Mellyrn with silver bark and falling golden leaves, with occasionally a Lairelossë or other trees intermixed. Galadhrim Elves live in the treehouses on the huge trees extending above the canopy. Occasionally, grand Elven treehouses will appear, in which a Galadhrim lord can be found.

Lothlórien is also home to two flowers unique to this biome, the Elanor and Niphredil, used for brewing Miruvor. Like the Shire, it is a land free of evil creatures. Edhelmir ore can be found in this biome, similar to its sister realm of Lindon. White butterflies that emit glowing coloured trails are found here exclusively.

In the Renewed version only, randomly generated paths can spawn amongst the trees, serving to add more life to the biome.

Upon entering this biome you gain the achievement "The Golden Wood".

  • A panorama of Lothlórien.
  • A panorama of the Eaves of Lothlórien.

Sub-biomesEdit

Eaves of LothlórienEdit

Lothlorien Edge Clearing B26

Eaves of Lothlórien Clearing.

This sub-biome borders the main forest. While the normal sized Mallorn Tree grow here, oaks make up the majority of the greenery in this area and large Mellyrn spawn only rarely, lairelossi not at all. There are also none of the normal Lothlórien structures. It also contains some features of The Vales of Anduin, such as Larch trees and horses spawning. Additionally, the Eaves of Lothlórien include separate flowers, hills and clearing variants within itself. This part of Lothlórien is intensely patrolled by wardens, to counter the continuous threat of invasions from Gundabad and Dol Guldur forces.

VariantsEdit

The entire Lothlórien biome is a Forest biome with the following variants:

  • Standard - Normal (Eaves of) Lothlórien forest biome.
  • Flowers - The fields and the undergrowth of tree clusters teem with Elanor and Niphredil flowers here.
  • Hills - A hilly landscape with a higher average elevation.
  • Clearing - Clearings in the surrounding forest without any trees and a typically flat surface. These areas offer the best opportunity to spot Galadhrim smithies.

StructuresEdit

Three structures of the Galadhrim spawn in the Lothlórien biome, although they do not spawn in the clearings (due to the lack of trees) or in the bordering eaves biome.

MobsEdit

This biome is home to Galadhrim Elves, and due to their vigilant guard, and the powers of the Lady Galadriel, no orcs spawn here. Butterflies spawn here with a trail of coloured light coming from them as they fly. This is a trait unique for Lothlórien.

  • Galadhrim Elf - "Tree-people" who live in the Golden Wood of Lothlórien. They are Elves and can be male or female.
  • Galadhrim Warden - Wardens of the Galadhrim who protect the borders of the land with watchful eyes. Their cloaks allow them to vanish from sight.
  • Galadhrim Elf Warrior - Galadhrim who have chosen to protect their land. They wield Galadhrim swords and wear Galadhrim armor.
  • Galadhrim Lord - Traders from whom you can hire Galadhrim Elves, warriors, and archers. They spawn in Grand Elven Treehouses.
  • Galadhrim Smith - Traders that spawn in Galadhrim Smithies. They can buy minerals and other materials and sell Galadhrim armour and equipment.
  • Butterflies - Butterflies spawn here with a trail of coloured light coming from them as they fly. The trail can be yellow, blue, white or green. This is a trait unique for Lothlórien.

Fixed StructuresEdit

Caras GaladhonEdit

Caras Galadhon is the greatest city in Lothlórien, built on a group of massive Mellyrn. Currently, only the hill the tree grows on generates.

Cerin AmrothEdit

Cerin Amroth is a hill in Lothlórien that was once home to Amroth, a prince of the Elves, who has departed from Middle-Earth. Only the hill is currently in the mod.

ConquestEdit

Lothlórien can be conquered Lothlórien, Dol Guldur, Mordor, Gundabad and Isengard. The conquest rate is 0.2.

MiningEdit

Lothlórien is home to all the normal ores, but as with other Elven biomes like Lindon and Rivendell, Edhelvir can be found underground here. Edhelvir can be found below Y=48, at rates comparable to how Lapis Lazuli generates in the Overworld. This is quite the precious resource for Galadhrim players, as Edhelvir is a crucial ingredient in Galvorn and Elven Portals.

VegetationEdit

In Lothlórien, the grass is a rich shade of golden green. Mellyrn grow here, with silvery bark and golden leaves. Lairelossë trees can occasionally be found. Larch and Aspen trees are common, especially in the Eaves of Lothlórien sub-biome. Oak trees also grow occasionally. Some huge Mellyrn are home to Elven and Grand Elven treehouses. The fruit trees apple and pear also take root here.

The only flowers flourishing here are Elanor and Niphredil. Lothlórien is altogether a very beautiful place, filled with light day and night. Grass growth is average.

LoreEdit

Lothlórien is a marvel out of the Elder Days, preserved by the powers of the Elves and Lady Galadriel. The woods, first known to the Nandor as Lindórinand, were home to elves of the Silvan folk. After the falls of Beleriand and Eregion, some of the Sindar and Noldor came to dwell in the wood, among them Celeborn and Galadriel. By the gift of Gil-galad, Galadriel planted Mellyrn in the forest, and these grew by her power, the only Mellyrn east of the Sea. The land became known as Laurelindórenan, Land of the Valley of Singing Gold. Through the long years, though time and sorrow have slowly faded it, the flower of Lothlórien has not perished, and it remains the heart of Elvendom on earth.

TriviaEdit

  • Since Public Beta 29 rabbits and swans inhabit this biome.
  • This biome has been known to cause trouble for players concerning lag. This is due to the vast quantity of trees that must be rendered in a short period of time. These issues can be easily avoided by lowering your render distance, setting your graphics to fast or downloading Fastcraft. Further information can be found here.
  • The Lothlórien sub-biome was renamed to Eaves of Lothlórien in Update 34.
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Biomes of the Lord of the Rings Mod (Sub-biomes in brackets)
List by Alphabet
A-C:

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

D-E:

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

F:

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)

G-K:

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) • Harad MountainsHarnennor
HarondorIron HillsIthilien (Hills, Wasteland) • Kanuka Forest

L-M:

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)

N-S:

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)

T-W:

Taur-i-ThorogrimThe Great Desert (Hills, Half-deserts, 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
Eriador:

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


Rhovanion:

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


Harad:

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)
Harad MountainsHarnennorKanuka ForestLostladenPerdorogwaith
Southron Coasts (Harad Desert Riverbank, Near Harad Oasis, Southron Forests)
Taur-i-ThorogrimThe Great Desert (Hills, Half-deserts, Red Desert) • Umbar (Forest, Hills)


Rhûn:

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


Forod:

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


Belegaer:

The Sea (Beach, Island, Meneltarma)

Types

DesertsForestsIslandsMountainsSwampsVariants

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