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The Northlands straddle the border between Forodwaith and the rest of Middle-earth. It is similar to the ice plains biome in vanilla Minecraft, except Gundabad Orcs, wolves and Wargs spawn at night, along with ruined houses. The grass is brown here, instead of the blue-green of the vanilla variant. The precipitation in this biome is snow instead of rain, but, unlike Forodwaith, the player won't take frost damage.

Glflegolas did a regional spotlight on the Northlands (although then it was called the Tundra,) which may be found here. If you plan on visiting, make sure to check that out.

  • A panorama of the Northlands.

Sub-biomesEdit

Northern ForestsEdit

The Northern Forests makes up the less barren south of the Northlands, forming the border between the northern Tundra and the more temperate lands of Middle-earth. The area is densely forested with spruce, fir, and pine trees dominating the untouched Taiga woodland. These Northern coniferous woods are home to much more large animal species than the unhospitable northland plain.

VariantsEdit

As the Northlands and Northern Forests contain differing fauna and geography, lists of variants for each is given below.

NorthlandsEdit

  • Standard - Normal northland biome.
  • Light forest - Lightly forested lands.
  • Steppe - A flat landscape of grassy plains.
  • Barren steppe - These barren plains stretch over vast area's and have even less vegetation.
  • Hills - A hilly landscape with a higher average elevation.
  • Dead forests of oak, spruce and mixed oak and spruce - Lands covered in forests whose glory is passing away. The forests' density is comparable to the light forest variant, but there are many stems of dead, leafless trees. This variant is very helpful for acquiring large quantities of wood, as the dead trees provide a lot of easy accessible lumber.

Northern ForestsEdit

The Northern forests is, unsurprisingly, a forest biome and has the following variants:

  • Standard - Normal Taiga biome, which is relatively densely forested.
  • Flowers - The fields and the undergrowth of tree clusters teem with flowers in this biome. Flowery vegetation from both vanilla Minecraft (poppies, dandelions) and the LotR Mod (thistles and wheat grass) is abundantly present here.
  • Hills - A hilly landscape with a higher average elevation.
  • Clearing - Clearings in the surrounding forest without any trees and a typically flat surface.
  • Light Forest - Lightly forested lands.
  • Dead spruce forest - Lands covered in forests whose glory is passing away. The forests' density is comparable to the light forest variant, but there are many stems of dead, leafless trees.
  • Pine forest - A forest dominated with pine trees.

StructuresEdit

Two structures spawn in this biome:

  • Ruined Houses - Burnt down houses that contain chests, furnaces, and crafting tables.
  • Orc Dungeons - Underground stone brick dungeons, occupied by Orcs.

MobsEdit

The only mobs that spawn here are the Orcs and Wargs of Gundabad, and they only show up at night.

  • Gundabad Orcs - Orcs from Mount Gundabad in the Misty Mountains allied only to themselves.
  • Gundabad Orc Archers - Gundabad Orcs who use bows and arrows.
  • Gundabad Wargs (can be ridden) - Wargs (giant wolves) allied with the Gundabad Orcs.

Even though creatures of Gundabad spawn here, there are no Orc camps from which players can hire units.

ConquestEdit

Northlands can be conquered by Gundabad and Dúnedain of the North. The conquest rate is 1.0.

VegetationEdit

The normal Northlands are rather devoid of vegetation, due to their all enveloping blanket of snow, but the Great Northern Forest is, in itself, a forest of spruce, fir, and pine trees.

TriviaEdit

  • Gruk's House can be found here.
  • The weather is rather cold and rough in the Northlands. Therefore perhaps this rune fits here: The anglo-saxon hægl-rune (= letter H) means "hail" (ice pellets). 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.
Hail is the whitest of grain;
it is whirled from the vault of heaven
and is tossed about by gusts of wind
and then it melts into water.

Old English rune poem

  • Prior to Public Beta 33, the Northlands and Northern Forests were named Tundra and Taiga, respectively.

GalleryEdit

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 MountainsHarnedor
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 ForestPertorogwaith
Red Mountains (Foothills) • Rhúdel (Eryn Caran, 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-na-TorogrimThe 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 MountainsHarnedorKanuka ForestLostladenPertorogwaith
Southron Coasts (Harad Desert Riverbank, Near Harad Oasis, Southron Forests)
Taur-na-TorogrimThe 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 Caran, 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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