|“||The Snowmen of Forochel are a strange, unfriendly people, remnant of the Forodwaith, Men of far-off days, accustomed to the bitter colds of the realm of Morgoth. Indeed those colds linger still in that region, though they lie hardly more than a hundred leagues north of the Shire.||”|
–The Lord of the Rings, Appendix A
Forodwaith is a (seemingly) endless ice desert that forms the north end of the known world of Middle-earth. No plants grow here, nor do any mobs spawn. There is little reason to live here, other than to escape all the other people of Middle-earth. It is one of the few places that never gets invaded, nor do thieves ever visit here. But be warned: remember to bring fur armours, or you'll undoubtedly freeze to death! Upon entering this biome, you will receive the achievement "Everlasting Chill".
If you are looking for great danger, yet great reward, travel the land to seek out The Pits for a special adventure. But be warned, no one has ever returned from the Pits alive...
Other than the Pits, which always spawn in the same place, there are no other spawning structures.
Forodwaith Mountains Edit
This is another main biome of Forodwaith, featuring iced-over mountains. Most likely remnants of the Iron Mountains.
This is a plain made of pure ice. Solid rock can only be found several blocks below the surface. This biome only spawns inside Forodwaith Mountains.
When staying in Forodwaith, the player can get the frost effect, which blends the screen in white for a short time and deals one damage (a half heart) to the player every 20 seconds. This will only occur when you are standing out in the open near no light sources or if you are in water.
There are several ways to help prevent this damage, however: staying near a light source (torch, furnace, etc.), getting underground, wearing armour made of leather, or, even better, Fur Armour, will help minimize the damage caused by the cold.
The Pits of Utumno Edit
In a suspicious looking valley in the Forodwaith, there is a tall structure made of bricks long frozen from the eternal cold of the land. Inside there is a pit that one can jump into. The Pits lead down, down, down into the deeps of the world, deeper than the deepest mines of the Dwarves, into the dimension of Utumno. But do not come unprepared, for there is only one way out.
No creature is hardy enough to survive the brutal cold of the High North. However, on very rare occasions, Snow-trolls can be found, at night or in caves with enough headroom.
The only vegetation hardy enough to thrive in the harsh climate of this land is the Weirwood Tree. These are a rare and of unknown origin. Rumour has it there is more to these trees than meets the eye.
|“|| ᛁ Ice is very cold and immeasurably slippery;|
it glistens as clear as glass and most like to gems;
it is a floor wrought by the frost, fair to look upon.
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