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The Iron Hills merchant is a type of Dwarf from the Iron Hills. They are travelling traders and will trade with any player who does not have a negative Durin's Folk alignment.

When attacked, the merchant will defend himself with a Dwarven dagger. When killed, the merchant may drop Dwarf bones, food, plates, or mugs.

Upon trading with a Iron Hills merchant, the player gains the achievement "Dwarven Treasures".


Iron Hills merchants are similar to the other travelling traders in that they will spawn in various biomes across Middle-earth, with the exception of their homeland, evil-infested biomes (i.e. Mordor), and desolated biomes (i.e. Dagorlad).

Biomes in which the merchant spawns (click to expand)

They will only stay for one Minecraft day (40 minutes), however, so players should make finding them a top priority when they arrive, especially since encountering one of these merchants is even rarer than encountering the Galadhrim wanderer. Like other Dwarves, the merchant will occasionally drink Dwarven Tonic and eat Dwarven foods.

Like the other two good-aligned travelling traders, the Iron Hills merchant spawns with a group of normal dwarves around them.

Messages will appear in the chat to signal the merchant's arrival; the merchant's departure; a warning message one minute prior to when the merchant leaves, and a death message signifying that the merchant was killed and by whom.


  • Róin son of Náli, the Iron Hills Merchanthas arrived nearby
  • Róin son of Náli, the Iron Hills Merchanthas left the area
  • <Róin son of Náli, the Iron Hills Merchant>I shall be leaving soon, but there is till time for a trade or two!
  • Róin son of Náli, the Iron Hills Merchantwas pummelled by Bolg, the Gundabad Orc Archer


These merchants offer all sorts of food (including cram), glowstone, Dwarven ale, Dwarven armour (including trimmed variants) equipment, and even the rare Dwarfwort plant. They will buy food, ingots, and coal from the player. Below is an example of a merchant's trading panel:


An example of the trader's trading panel.

Items SoldEdit

Below is a table of values for each item that the player can purchase from this NPC. Use this table to find out if your merchant is giving you a good deal or not. Each Iron Hills merchant will not have every item listed for sale.

Items Sold Price Range Image
Dwarven Forge 28-52 (2coinX8coinI to 5coinX2coinI) DwarvenForge
Dwarven Marriage Ring 11-21 (1coinX1coinI to 2coinX1coinI) DwarvenRing
Dwarven Sword 11-21 (1coinX1coinI to 2coinX1coinI) SwordDwarven
Dwarven Spear 13-23 (1coinX3coinI to 2coinX3coinI) Dwarven Spear
Dwarven Battleaxe 13-23 (1coinX3coinI to 2coinX3coinI) Dwarven Battleaxe
Dwarven Warhammer 13-23 (1coinX3coinI to 2coinX3coinI) HammerDwarven
Dwarven Pike 13-23 (1coinX3coinI to 2coinX3coinI) PikeDwarven
Dwarven Dagger 9-17 (9coinI to 1coinX7coinI) DaggerDwarven
Dwarven Axe 11-20 (1coinX1coinI to 2coinX) AxeDwarven
Dwarven Pickaxe 10-18 (1coinX to 1coinX8coinI) PickaxeDwarven
Dwarven Shovel 8-16 (8coinI to 1coinX6coinI) ShovelDwarven
Dwarven Mattock 13-23 (1coinX3coinI to 2coinX3coinI) MattockDwarven
Dwarven Throwing Axe 11-20 (1coinX1coinI to 2coinX) ThrowingAxeDwarven
Dwarven Helmet 18-33 (1coinX8coinI to 3coinX3coinI) HelmetDwarven
Dwarven Chestplate 25-47 (2coinX5coinI to 4coinX7coinI) BodyDwarven
Dwarven Leggings 21-39 (2coinX1coinI to 3coinX9coinI) LegsDwarven
Dwarven Boots 15-29 (1coinX5coinI to 2coinX9coinI) BootsDwarven
Silver-trimmed Dwarven Helmet 35-65 (3coinX5coinI to 6coinX5coinI) DwarvenHelmetSilver
Silver-trimmed Dwarven Chestplate 42-78 (4coinX2coinI to 7coinX8coinI) DwarvenChestplateSilver
Silver-trimmed Dwarven Leggings 39-72 (3coinX9coinI to 7coinX2coinI) DwarvenLegsSilver
Silver-trimmed Dwarven Boots 35-65 (3coinX5coinI to 6coinX5coinI) DwarvenBootsSilver
Dwarven Ale (Light) 4-8 (4coinI to 8coinI) Dwarven Ale
Dwarven Ale (Moderate) 6-12 (6coinI to 1coinX2coinI) Dwarven Ale
Dwarven Ale (Strong) 8-16 (8coinI to 1coinX6coinI) Dwarven Ale
Dwarven Tonic (Light) 10 (1coinX) Dwarven Tonic
Dwarven Tonic (Moderate) 14 (1coinX4coinI) Dwarven Tonic
Dwarven Tonic (Strong) 18 (1coinX8coinI) Dwarven Tonic
Barrel of Dwarven Ale (Moderate) 84-156 (8coinX4coinI to 1coinC5coinX6coinI) Barrel
Barrel of Dwarven Ale (Strong) 112-208 (1coinC1coinX2coinI to 2coinC8coinI) Barrel
Dwarfwort 7-13 (7coinI to 1coinX3coinI) Dwarfwort
4 x Glowstone Dust 1-3 (1coinI to 3coinI) Glowstone Dust
Glowing Dwarven Brick 3-5 (3coinI to 5coinI) Dwarven Brick
Cram 8-16 (8coinI to 1coinX6coinI) Cram
Dalish Pastry 11-21 (1coinX1coinI to 2coinX1coinI) Dalish Pastry
8 x Cobblestone 1-3 (1coinI to 3coinI) Cobblestone
8 x Stone 1-3 (1coinI to 3coinI) Stone

Items BoughtEdit

Below is a table of values for each item that the player can sell to this NPC. Use this table to earn more money by only selling when the prices are high. You will not be able to sell every item to every merchant as each individual Iron Hills merchant will not want to purchase every item listed below.

Items Bought Price Range Image
Iron Ingot 2-4 (2coinI to 4coinI) Iron Ingot
2 x Coal 1-1 (1coinI to 1coinI) Coal
Gold Ingot 11-20 (1coinX1coinI to 2coinX) Gold Ingot
Copper Ingot 2-4 (2coinI to 4coinI) Copper
Tin Ingot 2-4 (2coinI to 4coinI) Tin
Bronze Ingot 2-4 (2coinI to 4coinI) Bronze Ingot
Steak 2-4 (2coinI to 4coinI) Steak
Cooked Porkchop 2-4 (2coinI to 4coinI) PorkchopCooked
Cooked Mutton 2-4 (2coinI to 4coinI) CookedMutton
Cooked Chicken 2-4 (2coinI to 4coinI) ChickenCooked
Gammon 2-4 (2coinI to 4coinI) Gammon
Cooked Venison 2-4 (2coinI to 4coinI) CookedVenison
Cooked Fish 2-4 (2coinI to 4coinI) FishCooked
Cooked Rabbit 2-4 (2coinI to 4coinI) RabbitCooked
Bread 1-3 (1coinI to 3coinI) Bread

Speech Bank Edit

These wandering Dwarves spend their lives travelling the world and doing the odd trade with passers by who have coin or too. But be wary if they see a foreign Orc on their travels they won't hesitate to start a fight!


  • Well, I'll be on my way soon enough.
  • I can't stay here forever. Other lands to visit, other goods to trade...
  • If you wish to trade with me, you would be wise to hurry!
  • The riches of the Iron Hills shall not wait here forever.
  • This is your last chance to get an excellent Dwarvish bargain!
  • I shall be leaving soon, but there is still time for a trade or two!
  • Business cannot wait, Person! I will not stay here for too long.
  • Other lands await! I'll be leaving soon.
  • Hurry, Person! I will have to depart these lands soon.
  • Do you wish to gaze upon the riches of the Dwarves of the Iron Hills? Well, you had better be quick. I will leave soon!
  • Time is passing, Person! If you wish to trade with me, you must do it now!
  • This is your last chance to sample the treasures of the North!
  • I must away! Hurry, if you wish to trade with me!


  • As you can see, Person, my feet ache from this heavy load. Care you to buy something?
  • We Dwarves do not usually trade with Men, but you are an exception, Person.
  • Ale, armour, weapons - you want it, it's yours, my friend! As long as you have enough coins...
  • I come from the mighty strongholds of the Iron Hills, Person. No other Dwarves boast riches quite like ours.
  • I am travelling the land in search of wealth - perhaps you are doing the same, Person?
  • Give me some coins, Person, and I shall be a very happy merchant indeed!
  • Greetings, Person! Do you wish to buy some goods from me?
  • I bring great treasures from the Iron Hills! You can have them... for a certain price!
  • Do you wish to trade with me, Person? I have several items which might be of interest to you.
  • I will sell you anything for a fair price!
  • Do you want to trade with me, Person? For a few dozen silver coins you can enjoy the craftwork of the Dwarves of Durin's Folk!
  • The Northmen of Dale make a delicious waybread. Cram, they name it, and it can be yours for just a few coins!
  • You have not lived until you have tasted cram, Person. Fortunately, I have some right here!
  • I can see your hunger in your eyes, Person. Are you after some of that sweet cram-bread?
  • We Dwarves of Durin's Folk are unequalled in our craftsmanship.
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NPCs: Dwarf (Axe Thrower, Banner Bearer, Warrior)
Traders: CommanderMerchantMinerSmith
Items: Armour (Trimmed, Boar) • EquipmentMarriage Ring
Blocks: BedBrickCrafting TableDoorForge
Structures: HouseMine (Ruined) • SmithyTower (Ruined)

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