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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

Far Harad (far south) is the collective name for the southernmost lands of Middle-earth, beyond the deserts of Near Harad, where "the Stars are strange" as Aragorn said. This is a vast region of savannahs, jungles, forests, and mountains, far larger than the familiar North-western lands.

Far Harad is home to many exotic trees and plants. Acacia and baobab trees grow in the savannah, and mango trees can be found in the jungle biome. The rivers that run through Far Harad spawn banana trees on the shores. Many African animals spawn here, and thus Far Harad is a good place to hunt.

In Public Beta 21, Far Harad was revamped with several new climatic biomes. In later updates it got populated with two factions of the Haradrim, with more slated to be added in later updates. The first of these factions, the Moredain, were added in Public Beta 23. The second of these factions, the Tauredain, were added in Public Beta 25. The Cerinrim and Men of Limwaith will eventually be added, and they will dwell respectively in the Bushland and Mangrove.

Upon entering Far Harad, the player earns the achievement "Where the Stars are Strange"

Biomes of Far Harad Edit

Biome Information Image
Arid Savannah Travelling south, this is the first Far Harad biome encountered. It emerges smoothly from the Near Harad semidesert, with patches of both sand and dirt, dry grass, and scattered stunted trees. Far Harad animals and Moredain spawn here.
Arid savannah
Savannah The Far Harad Savannah is a vast region south of the arid savannah. It is greener, with more grass, trees, and animals. Moredain also live in this biome.
Far harad savannah
Forest The Far Harad forest biome is a forest full of dense trees and vines. There is a large forest in the eastern part of the savannah, but it can also appear as a random biome within the whole savannah area.
Far harad forest
Jungle The jungle is a very large biome that is found south of the savannah. It has jungle trees and thick vegetation, similar to the vanilla jungle. The Tauredain call this biome their home.
Far Harad Jungle Beta 25
Harad Mountains The Harad Mountains (also known as the Grey Mountains; not to be confused with the mountain range of the same name in the north of Middle-earth) are a mountain range in western Far Harad.
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Rocky Coastline West of the Harad mountains is a long and wide rocky shore. This is the same biome that forms the cliffs of Lindon and Forodwaith.
Far harad rocky coastland
Cloud Forest These misty forests, which grow along the eastern slopes of the Harad Mountains, are similar to the jungle, but the trees are much taller, and the undergrowth much less thick. Low fog and mist surrounds the trees, giving them a mysterious look. For travelers seeking a peaceful meditation atmosphere, this is the place for you.
Far harad jungle
Swampland This biome is in the western part of Far Harad. It is a moderately sized swamp, similar to other swamp regions of Middle-earth, but with Harad flora and fauna.
Far harad swampland
Volcano The Far Harad volcano sub-biome is made up of stone and lava, with leafless acacia, oak, and charred trees. Circular lava pits with obsidian separating the lava from the stone spawn here. This biome also spawns within Pertorogwaith.
Harad Volcano Landscape
Pertorogwaith Pertorogwaith is a desolate region on the eastern coast of Far Harad, and the home of the Half-trolls.
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Mangrove This biome is situated on the eastern coast of Far Harad. It is full of swampy water holes, quagmire, crocodiles, acacia, oak, and mangrove trees. In the future, the Limwaith will inhabit this forested swamp.
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Bushland The bushland is the southernmost biome of Harad and is a more dry version of the savannah, with boulders, rotten logs, termite mounds, and shrubbery much more common. In the future, the warlike Cerinrim tribes will inhabit this arid biome.
Far harad bushland
Far Harad River Far Harad has its own river biome. This is so banana trees can grow along the shoreline. Flamingos also spawn here often.
Jungle Lake The lakes in Far Harad jungle also have their own lake biome. Those secluded places mostly spawn at the beginning of one of the long jungle rivers.

Structures Edit

In the Far Harad (arid) savannahs, two structures spawn:

In the Far Harad jungles, two major structures spawn:

Mobs Edit

Since Far Harad is inspired by Africa, Far Harad has a lot of African animals. Also, in the jungle spawn scorpions, which inflict poison. Many of the mobs that spawn in Far Harad originally came from Mevans' discontinued Mod, "The Lion King Mod". Moredain also live in the plains. The jungles are ruled by the Tauredain.

Vegetation Edit

The tropical and Africa-like Far Harad biome is one of the most diverse in all of Middle-earth. Acacia and stunted oak trees are among the most common trees, of which are scattered across the savannahs along with baobab trees and, in greater density, in the Far Harad forest sub-biome. Banana trees grow on the shores of the Far Harad rivers, and in the tropical rainforests of the jungle. Another tropical fruit tree is the mango tree, a relatively rare tree that grows all over the country. Unique and exquisite Flame of Harad and Hibiscus flowers grow here. In the jungle, along with banana trees, vanilla jungle and the rich mahogany trees grow. The Far Harad Mangroves host, as the name implies, a large amount of mangrove trees in its murky swamps. As a tropical realm, new growth also is present, along with average grass growth. However, the western rocky coastline of Far Harad hosts more temperate vegetation, with birch and oak trees only, with limited grass growth.

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Biomes of the Lord of the Rings Mod
List by Alphabet
A-B:

AndrastAngleAngmarBarrow-downsBlackroot ValeBlue MountainsBree-landBrown Lands

C-D:

ChetwoodColdfellsDagorladDaleDead MarshesDol GuldurDor-en-ErnilDorwinionDrúwaith IaurDunland

E-H:

East BightEastern DesolationEmyn MuilEnedwaithEreborEregionEriadorEryn CaranEryn VornEttenmoorsFangorn ForestFar Harad (Bushland, Jungle, Mangrove, Savannah, Swampland, Volcano) • Field of CelebrantForodwaithGladden FieldsGondorGorgorothGrey MountainsHarad MountainsHarondor

I-L:

Iron HillsIslandIthilienLamedonLebenninLindonLone-landsLong MarshesLossarnachLothlórien

M-P:

MeneltarmaMidgewaterMinhiriathMirkwood (Northern) • Misty MountainsMordorMordor MountainsMorgulduinMorgul ValeMouths of AnduinMouths of EntwashNan CurunírNan UngolNear Harad (Fertile) • NindalfNúrnOld ForestOrocarniPelargirPelennor FieldsPertorogwaithPinnath Gelin

Q-T:

RhúdelRhûnRivendellRocky CoastlineRohanSea of NúrnenSwanfleetTaigaThe SeaThe ShireTolfalasTrollshawsTundra

U-Z:

UdûnUruk HighlandsUmbarUtumnoVales of AnduinWeather HillsWhite DownsWhite MountainsWilderlandWoodland Realm

List by Region
Eriador:

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

Rhovanion:

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

Gondor:

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

Mordor:

Eastern DesolationGorgorothMordorMordor MountainsMorgulduinMorgul ValeNan UngolNúrnSea of NúrnenUdûn

Harad:

Far Harad (Bushland, Jungle, Mangrove, Savannah, Swampland, Volcano) • Harad MountainsNear Harad (Fertile) • PertorogwaithUmbar

Rhûn:

DorwinionEryn CaranOrocarniRhúdelRhûn

Forod:

ForodwaithTundraTaigaUtumno

Belegaer:

IslandMeneltarmaRocky CoastlineThe Sea

Types

Biome variantsDesertsForestsIslandsMountainsPlainsSwampsValleys

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