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The grass of Rohan swelled like a green sea up to the very foot of the Emyn Muil. The falling stream vanished into a deep growth of cresses and water-plants, and they could hear it tinkling away in green tunnels, down long gentle slopes towards the fens of Entwash Vale far away. [...] Here the air was softer and warmer, and faintly scented, as if spring was already stirring and the sap was flowing again in herb and leaf.

The Two Towers, The Riders of Rohan

The kingdom of Rohan is a vast land, sprawling across what was once called Calenardhon. It is populated by the Men called the Rohirrim, or "Horse-lords". However, these citizens also like to call themselves the Eorlingas, meaning "Sons of Eorl the Young", who was the first king of Rohan.

Home of the horse-lords, the Rohan biome is comprised of rolling, empty hills and the occasional patch of boulders or tall oak tree.

The large land of Rohan is situated south of Fangorn Forest, the Vales of Anduin, and the Misty Mountains. It is east of the Enedwaith, north of Gondor, and west of the Brown Lands, Emyn Muil, and Nindalf. The western part of Rohan, also known as the West-march or Adornland, is occupied by Dunlendings.

Upon entering Rohan you gain the achievement: "Home of the Horse Lords".

Sub-biomes Edit

Rohan Woodlands Edit

The Rohan Woodlands cover the part of the Firien Wood that stretches between Rohan and Gondor. This woodland area is generally densely forested and has a lush undergrowth with more flowers. It generates with 4 variants: Standard, Flowers, Hills and Clearing. Packs of wolves can be encountered here.

The Wold Edit

The Wold is a relatively flat upland grasslands area in the northeast region of Rohan. It has considerably less trees as there are no forest, forested hills or dense oak forest biome variants. The vegetation is less lush than in the rest of Rohan. There are less flowers and wildlife is also sparser.

Variants Edit

  • Standard – Normal Rohan biome.
  • 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.
  • Forest – Forest covered lands.
  • 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.
  • Forested Hills – A landscape with forest covered hills.
  • Dense Oak Forest – Dense forests with many large oak trees. Also huge oaks, measuring 3 m in diameter and reaching up to 30 m, are common here. Patches of podzol cover the forest floor.
  • Dead Oak Forest – Lands covered in forests whose glory is passing away. The forest 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.
  • Oak Shrublands – Forest covered lands with a lower tree density than regular forests, but with a very thick undergrowth of shrubs.
  • Rohan Boulder Fields – A variant unique to Rohan. It distinguishes from the surrounding biomes through the presence of many more large boulders composed of Rohan rock.
  • Birch Forest – A forest dominated with Birch trees.
  • Beech Forest – A forest dominated with Beech trees.
  • Apple-Pear Orchard – An orchard containing Apple and Pear trees.

Structures Edit

Four structures spawn in Rohan.

Fixed StructuresEdit

Key places include Edoras, Aldburg, Dunharrow and the great fortress of Helm's Deep (not added yet).


The hill of Edoras was located in Harrowdale, a valley of the White Mountains which lay under the great mountain Starkhorn. The capital of Rohan, Edoras was built on the hill. On the top of the hill is situated The Golden Hall of Meduseld that is not added into the mod yet.


The hill of Aldburg was held to be the location of one of the oldest towns in Rohan, Aldburg. Aldburg was built by Eorl in the region known as the Folde, east of Edoras, and was the capital of Rohan prior to the completion of Meduseld by Brego son of Eorl.

Mobs Edit

As this land belongs to the Rohirrim, they spawn here day and night. No orcs spawn here, but be careful of the deadly Uruks of Saruman that spawn at night and dark places (and during the day in the Uruk Highlands).

It is suggested that evil players do not enter Rohan unless they are properly prepared, because the Rohirrim can move as fast as a Warg, and they have a sight range of 24 blocks. The strength of the Rohirrim also makes Rohan one of the best places for good players to build their base in multiplayer, because anyone attacking Rohan will have a hard time getting their hired troops deep into Rohan without losing at least some of them to the fast and powerful Rohirrim.

  • Rohirrim – Men of Rohan, The Rohirrim are strong and deadly. They are lovers of horses, and will often ride them into battle.
  • Rohirrim Bowman – Rohirrim armed with bows. They also sometimes ride horses.
  • Blacksmith of Rohan – Traders who spawn in the blacksmith shop in Rohan Fortresses. They will sell you Rohirric weapons, tools, and armour.
  • Rohirrim Meadhost – Traders that spawn in Rohan Mead Halls. They will sell food and drink to a hungry traveller, provided you have the alignment with Rohan.
  • Rohirrim Marshal – Captains of the men of Rohan who spawn in Rohan Fortresses. You can hire Rohirrim, bowmen, and the deadly Riders of Rohan for a sum of coins
  • Rohan Barrow Wraith – Ghosts of dead kings and warriors, these mobs are hostile to all and spawn when the chest in the Rohan Barrows is opened.
  • Uruks – Orcs bred with men by Saruman to be stronger, smarter, and resistant to sunlight. They are strong and heavily armed, and wield Uruk Equipment. The Uruks are a deadly force against good players.
  • Uruk Crossbower – Uruks armed with crossbows, which deal significant damage.
  • Uruk Berserker – Uruks that are larger, stronger, and harder to kill than their normal counterparts. They wield Uruk Berserker Scimitars.
  • Uruk Sapper – Uruks armed with deadly Orc Bombs, which were invented by Saruman. After the bomb is used, they attack with a scimitar.
  • Uruk Warg (can be ridden) – Evil wolves allied with Isengard. They can be ridden by Snagae, attack on their own, or carry bombs (the latter is only true if a player hired the Wargs, or during an invasion).

Conquest Edit

Rohan can be conquered by Rohan, Gondor, Fangorn, Dunland, Isengard, Dol Guldur, and Mordor. The conquest rate is 1.0.

Mining Edit

Rohan contains all the normal ores, but underneath the grass is a layer of Rohan rock. Rohan rock also spawns above the ground in boulders (more common in the Rohan Boulder Fields) and below ground in patches, like dirt in the Overworld.

Vegetation Edit

Rohan is a land of rolling plains. Few if any trees grow here, but in the Rohan Woodlands sub-biome, oak trees spawn in abundance, alongside the more uncommon birch trees. The plains are filled with tall grass and an assortment of vanilla flowers. Also, Simbelmynë is a special type of flower that only grows in Rohan, on the mounds of the kings of old.

Lore Edit

Lying between the river Anduin, the Misty Mountains and the White, Rohan (Calenardhon) was originally a large forested land, an extension of what is now Fangorn. However, as the native Dunlendings became more numerous, the forest shrank until it covered only small areas. Later, during the Third Age, Calenardhon became an arm of the realm of Gondor. This was until an invasion by orcs and the "Balchoth" invaded. Gondor then called for help from a northern kingdom of men from the Vales of Anduin. They sent an army, led by Eorl the Young, down to help Gondor, and in return the Steward of Gondor gave them Calenardhon to dwell in. These men became known as the Rohirrim, and they called their new land Rohan.

Trivia Edit

  • Rohan was the first "interesting" biome to be added to the LotR mod. The first biome ever added to the mod was the River biome (all rivers are part of this biome except for "Mordor Rivers" and "Far Harad Rivers".
  • Even through Rohan was the first (interesting) biome to be added to the LotR mod, its NPCs, Rohirrim, didn't come until Beta 8.
  • Rohan most resembles the plains biome in Minecraft.
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Biomes of the Lord of the Rings Mod
List by Alphabet

AndrastAngleAngmarBarrow-downsBlackroot ValeBlue MountainsBree-landBrown Lands


ChetwoodColdfellsCorsair CoastsDagorladDaleDead MarshesDol GuldurDor-en-ErnilDorwinionDrúwaith IaurDunland


East BightEastern DesolationEmyn MuilEnedwaithEreborEregionEriadorEryn CaranEryn VornEttenmoorsFangornFar Harad (Bushland, Grasslands, Jungle, Mangrove, Swampland, Volcano) • Field of CelebrantForodwaithGladden FieldsGondorGreat DesertGulf of HaradGorgorothGrey MountainsHarad MountainsHarnedorHarondor


Iron HillsIslandIthilienKanuka ForestLamedonLebenninLindonLone-landsLong MarshesLossarnachLostladenLothlórien


MeneltarmaMidgewaterMinhiriathMirkwood (Northern) • Misty MountainsMordorMordor MountainsMorgulduinMorgul ValeMouths of AnduinMouths of EntwashNan CurunírNan UngolNear HaradNindalfNorthern ForestNorthlandsNúrnOld ForestOrocarniPelargirPelennor FieldsPertorogwaithPinnath Gelin


RhúdelRhûnRivendellRohanSea of NúrnenSouthron CoastsSwanfleetTaur-na-TorogrimThe SeaThe ShireTolfalasTrollshaws


UdûnUruk HighlandsUmbarUtumnoVales of AnduinWeather HillsWhite DownsWhite MountainsWilderlandWoodland Realm

List by Region

AngleAngmarBarrow-downsBlue MountainsBree-landChetwoodColdfellsDunlandEnedwaithEregionEriadorEryn VornEttenmoorsLindonLone-landsMidgewaterMinhiriathOld ForestRivendellSwanfleetThe ShireTrollshawsWeather HillsWhite Downs


Brown LandsDagorladDaleDead MarshesDol GuldurEast BightEmyn MuilEreborField of CelebrantGladden FieldsGrey MountainsIron HillsLong MarshesLothlórienMirkwood (Northern) • Misty MountainsVales of AnduinWilderlandWoodland Realm


AndrastBlackroot ValeDor-en-ErnilDrúwaith IaurFangornGondorHarondorIthilienLamedonLebenninLossarnachMouths of AnduinMouths of EntwashNan CurunírNindalfPelargirPelennor FieldsPinnath GelinRohanTolfalasWhite Mountains


Eastern DesolationGorgorothMordor (Biome)Mordor MountainsMorgulduinMorgul ValeNan UngolNúrnSea of NúrnenUdûn


Corsair CoastsFar Harad (Bushland, Grasslands, Jungle, Kanuka Forest, Mangrove, Swampland, Volcano) • Great DesertGulf of HaradHarad MountainsHarnedorLostladenNear HaradPertorogwaithSouthron CoastsTaur-na-TorogrimUmbar


DorwinionEryn CaranOrocarniRhúdelRhûn


ForodwaithNorthlandsNorthern ForestUtumno


IslandMeneltarmaThe Sea



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