|“||Neither [Sam] nor Frodo knew anything of the great slave-worked fields away south in this wide realm, beyond the fumes of the Mountain by the dark sad waters of Lake Núrnen[.]||”|
–The Return of the King, The Land of Shadow
Núrn is a biome in the southern half of Sauron's realm Mordor, where his slaves grow crops. A large portion of Núrn is taken up by the Sea of Núrnen. There is grass here, and trees as well. This is the only place where Slaves of Núrn can be found, and they can be purchased here from Orc slavers.
The sky in Mordor is darkened by the ash and dust clouds coming from Mount Doom. This protects Orcs from debuffs during the day and trolls from turning into stone (though no normal trolls spawn here). In addition, evil mobs can spawn anytime, not only at night. Like the rest of Mordor, Núrn is not a good place for good-aligned players to be.
The roads in Núrn are made of Mordor Dirt, like the rest of Mordor.
Upon entering this region, the player earns the achievement "Slaves and Slavers".
Sea of Núrnen Edit
The Sea of Núrnen, or Lake Núrnen, is a large sea located in the center of Núrn, in the south of Mordor. Its appearance is similar to the normal Ocean biome, but the water is brown like all water in Núrn. Four rivers (the Culduin, Sirlith, Caranduin, And Guthrant) flow down from the mountains into this sea. There can be small islands found in the sea as well.
Núrn Marshes Edit
The Núrn Marshes are a series of marshlands to the northeast of the Sea of Núrnen. There are two variants here: the uplands and the lowlands. The uplands are hillier and similar to a normal Minecraft swamp biome, albeit with less water. The lowlands are very flat, and made of many boggy pools.
There are several biome variants of Núrn. They include:
- Flowers - A version of Nurn with an abundance of flowers.
- Forest - A more forested version of Nurn.
- Steppe - A very flat version of Nurn.
- Barren Steppe - A steppe, but with no trees. Structures generate here very commonly.
- Hills - A hillier version of Nurn.
- Mountain - A mountain that rises from the surrounding terrain.
- Núrn swamp uplands (swamp only) - A forested and higher version of the marshes, with less water.
- Núrn swamp lowlands (swamp only) - An almost flat portion of the marshes, full of quagmire and boggy pools.
- Núrn Wheat Farm - Small farms where slaves of Núrn grow wheat for their Orc masters.
- Orc Slaver Tower - Wooden towers containing several sentinels and an Orc slaver, from whom slaves of Núrn can be bought.
- Mordor Tower - Tall towers made of Mordor Bricks. The windows are made of Orc Steel bars. Inside are three Orc Bombs, 3 barrels of Orc Draught, Mordor Orcs, and (at the top of the tower) an Orc Chieftain.
- Orc Camps - Camps with some tents that are made of wool and charred fences containing chests, or made of bricks and contain forges, skulls on fences, orc torches, and a Morgul crafting table. Mordor Orcs spawn here, as well as their chieftains.
- Warg Pits - Pits of bricks that contain rideable Mordor Wargs.
- Mordor Orc (can ride a Warg)- Evil Orcs of Mordor, equipped with Orc armour and armed with (interchangeably) Orc Scimitars, spears, battleaxes, warscythes, or warhammers.
- Mordor Orc Archer (can ride a Warg)- Mordor Orcs equipped with Orc bows.
- Mordor Orc Bombardier- Mordor Orcs with Orc bombs. Very destructive, and when the bomb has been used the bombardier will switch to a dagger.
- Mordor Warg- Wargs allied with Mordor. Wargs are ride-able giant wolves, and can be saddled and equipped with armour. They can be ridden by Mordor Orcs or archers.
- Mordor Orc Chieftain- Mordor traders that spawn in Mordor towers from whom you can hire all of the above. They are equipped with Orc armor and an Orc skull staff. They hold a silver coin in their hand to show that they are traders.
- Mordor Orc Trader- Mordor traders that spawn in Orc camps from whom you can buy and sell goods. They are equipped with fur armour. They carry coins and use daggers (which may be poisoned) to defend themselves.
- Slave of Núrn - Slaves who farm wheat for the food of thousands of Orcs. They can be bought and will plant and harvest whatever seeds you give them.
- Mordor Orc Slaver - Mordor traders that spawn in Mordor Orc slaver towers from whom you can hire slaves of Nurn. They hold a silver coin in their hand to show that they are traders.
Note: Orcs and wargs do not spawn here as often as in Mordor itself, and there are no Olog-hai.
Three ores are exclusive to Mordor, although no other ores spawn here as Mordor is made of Mordor Stone. Durnaur ore spawns here, and is used for Orc torches among other uses. Morgul Iron is also exclusive to Mordor, and can be smelted into Orc Steel. Gulduril ore also spawns here, and is used (among other uses) for making Morgul portals back to the Overworld.
Núrn is far more fertile than the rest of Mordor, due to ash blown over from Mount Doom. There is grass, sugar cane, stunted but living trees, and wheat in slave farms. It also contains the charred trees found in the rest of Mordor.
When it was first added (in Public Beta 14), the Núrn biome had dark black-brown grass, very little vegetation, and stunted trees.
In Public Beta 23 it was redesigned to better fit the description of a fertile land. The water is still a dark, sad brown, but the grass now has a more healthy green colour. Stunted and charred trees still spawn in the biome, but now alongside more normal trees.
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