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The Red Mountains (Orocarni) are a mountain range in the far east of Middle-earth within Rhûn. They are rich in almost all ores (excluding Mithril which is only found in the Misty Mountains, Edhelmir which can only be found in Lindon, Rivendell and Lothlórien, and Lapis Lazuli, which is only found in Near Harad and Harondor), containing twice as many ores than most other Biomes.

The Red Mountains consist of normal stone and a red stone called Caranon beneath a layer of red sand. From this stone, bricks and other building blocks can be made.

At y = 90 and below, grass blocks will generate, with trees such as larch, maple, and spruce. High up in the mountains, snow will generate. Mobs found here (Cows, Boars, etc.) can spawn at higher levels than the grass blocks. When you enter this Biome, you get the achievement "Mountains of the East". This Biome has only one Fast Travel point, introduced in Public Beta 31. The sky in this biome is tinged a pale red colour. The Orocarni follows the new mountain generation style, such as its sister, the Ered Luin.

  • A panorama of the Red Mountains.
  • A panorama of the Red Mountains Foothills.

Sub-biomesEdit

Red Mountains Foothills Edit

The Red Mountains Foothills sub-biome surrounds the mountains. They are grassy and contain spruce, oak, maple, and larch trees. Caranon stone spawns underground here in patches, as well as in boulders. This sub-biome has a two variants next to the standard version:

  • Forest - Forest covered lands.
  • Light Forest - Lightly forested lands.

Forests may be dominated by one species, creating:

VariantsEdit

The core of the Red Mountains has no variants, but small patches of the Red Mountains Foothills can occur amidst the mountain ranges. The Red Mountains Foothills are coded as the Mountain variant of the standard Red Mountains biome. That variant has, by default, two dependent variants: Forest and Light Forest.

MobsEdit

While currently the Red Mountains only contain the common animals of Middle-Earth, it is likely that they will be the future home of four clans of Dwarves, about which very little was known. A Red Dwarves faction is planned to be added to the mod, encompassing all four of these dwarf clans, along with corresponding structures, equipment, crafting table, et cetera. The four clans were the Stiffbeards, the Ironfists (who lived in the northern parts of the range), the Blacklocks, and the Stonefoots (who lived in the southern parts).

MiningEdit

The Red Mountains get their name from the Caranon rock that generates beneath this biome's upper layer of red sand, as well as in underground patches. On its own, this stone is quite useful due to its use in building materials, but the Red Mountains also have the benefit of the most profitable biome in Middle-earth to mine in. The Red Mountains contain all the standard ores, but all of them are twice as common here than in any other biome, while gemstones are three times as prevalent. In addition, this biome is one of only a few biomes where glowstone ore can be found, generating quite frequently up to Y=48.

Ore generation is the same in the foothills as in the Red Mountains themselves, but gemstones are a bit less prevalent.

VegetationEdit

The Red Mountains themselves are bare of life, with the exception of the valleys, but the foothills are full of larch, spruce, maple, fir, pine and oak trees.

GalleryEdit

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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 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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