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I have crossed many mountains and many rivers, and trodden many plains, even into the far countries of Rhûn and Harad where the stars are strange.

–Aragorn in The Fellowship of the Ring, The Council of Elrond


Rhûn is also known as The East or The Eastlands for it is the most eastern known part of Middle-Earth. It is located to the east of Rhovanion (Wilderland and Mirkwood) and Mordor, south of the Iron Hills and Forodwaith, and north of the great desert of Harad. The Red Mountains biome cuts through Rhûn.

Almost nothing is known about these lands, save that they are home to the various nations of Easterlings, such as the Men of Rhúdel, the Balchoth, and the Wainriders. Of the five Wizards, three have journeyed to Rhûn. It is recorded that Saruman the White went with Alatar and Pallando the Blue into this land during the beginning of the Third Age, but returned, while the Blue Wizards stayed. Aragorn claims to have gone to Rhûn, but his doings there are unknown.

Upon entering Rhûn, the player gains the achievement "Into the East".

Near the slopes of the Red Mountains was a forest known as the Wild Wood in which the Avari - a forgotten tribes of elves who had never seen the glory of Valinor - made their home. In future updates the Wild Wood biome will be added to the map, along with the Avari with their structures and content. Currently, it is represented by a patch of Rhûn Forest bordering the Red Mountains.

Sub-biomes

Rhûn Map

An early conception of Rhûn by LotR mod.

Rhûn Forest

The one of two sub-biomes is the Rhûn Forest, which resembles the Minecraft forest biome. It is densely covered with trees, tall grass, and flowers. Deer and wolves spawn here. The trees here are mostly oak and there are many larger versions of these trees. The Rhûn Forests generate in two patches: one on the western side of the Red Mountains which represents the Wild Woods, and another in the far east of Rhûn near the Mountains of the Wind.
Rhûn Forest is also home to the Black Iris, which can be found throughout the woods.

Sea of Rhûn

The Sea of Rhûn is a large body of water in the northwestern Rhûn, which serves as a border of sorts between it and Wilderland. There is an island in this sea near the Eastern shore called Tol Rhûnaer. The forest of Eryn Rhûnaer takes up most of the center of the island, while the plain serves as its edge. The Sea of Rhûn is believed to be the remnant of the Sea of Helcar.

Last Desert

This biome lies far east in Rhûn. It's filled with sand and dirt and the ground here is flat and empty. It borders the Mountains of the Wind to the north. It is a semi-mythical place only mentioned in Hobbit verse.

Mountains of the Wind

The Mountains of the Wind are an ancient mountain range that lies in eastern Rhûn, north of Harhûdor, east of Palisor, south of the Red Mountains, and west of the Uttermost East. It borders the Last Desert and the Rhûn forest and is composed of mostly stone and clay. This biome also has a sub-biome called the Foothills of the Wind.

Variants

  • Flowers - A version of the biome with an abundance of flowers.
  • Forest - A more forested version of the biome.
  • Steppe - A very flat version of the biome.
  • Barren Steppe - A steppe, but with no trees. Structures generate here very commonly.
  • Hills - A hillier version of the biome.
  • Mountain - A mountain that rises from the surrounding terrain.
  • Light Forest - A lightly forested version of the biome.
  • Dense Forest - A densely forested version of the biome.
  • Dead Forest - A version of the biome forested with dead trees.
  • Forest Hills - A forested version of the hill variant.
  • Scrubland - Scrublands are typically areas with very poor, sandy and/or rocky soil. This results in very little tree growth and the vegetation is dominated by low growing scrubs (stunted trees / shrubbs) and bushes.
  • Scrubland Hills - The scrubland hills are a hilly type of scrubland.
  • Aspen Forest - A forest dominated with Aspen trees.
  • Birch Forest - A forest dominated with Birch trees.
  • Beech Forest - A forest dominated with Beech trees.
  • Maple Forest - A forest dominated with Maple trees.
  • Pine Forest - A forest dominated with Pine trees.

Mobs

There lands are home to many animals, including Boars and vanilla animals. As of Beta 31 the Rhudel Easterling Faction now spawns in Rhun, this includes Easterling warriors, archers, clansmen, warlords, and banner bearers, Easterling bar tenders, traders, blacksmiths, farmers, farmhands, Fire-throwers, and villagers.

Vegetation

Rhûn is mostly a land of wide, grassy plains. The Rhun Forests contain more trees and are heavily forested.
The land of Rhûn has a rich vegetation. Noteworthy are the presence of chrysantemums, black irises and the abundance of pine shrubs in the undergrowth of most forests and as main decorative feature of Rhûn's vast plains.


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Rhûn

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

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