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The Pits are a large castle-like structure in Forodwaith that contain a seemingly endless black pit.

There is a large hole in the side of the structure that leads to stairs. As you descend these stairs, a message box will appear on your screen cautioning you of the danger you face ahead. This message will NOT be shown again. At the bottom of the stairs, there is what appears to be a well. Once you jump down the well, blackness awaits you.

ThePitsMessage

Warning message.

Getting to the PitsEdit

Finding the Pits can be a hard task, because they only spawn in one location in all LoTR worlds, and there's no Fast Travel waypoint to give you a clue for how to get there. If you look at the chain of the Forodwaith Mountains that curves around the bay in the west, you will find a small, long, narrow valley close to the intersection of the two mountain ranges. It goes north-east into the mountains and has some small valleys branching off from it. Ignore the branching valleys and go to the end of the valley. Search around there and you will find it eventually. For more information watch this video: "The Pits are Open".

Coordinates
The coordinates are {X:42165},{Z:-42939}.
The Pits Location

Do not undertake this trip without adequate preparations. Make sure that you've got lots of food before you enter, as well as a suit of warg fur armour, because this trip will involve a long march through the cold of Forodwaith. Also make sure you bring along good armour and weapons (and possibly some Athelas Brew), because you'll need them sooner or later...

The trip down to the bottom of the Pits is not for the unwary, for "There are older and fouler things than Orcs in the deep places of the world ...".

For anyone, who have troubles with finding The Pits:

Trivia Edit

  • This is one of the only seven non-mountain structures that always spawn in a fixed location, the others being Rammas Echor, Shrek's House, the Ring of Isengard, Gruk's House, Ticket Booth and the Giant Cherry Tree in Mordor.
  • In the lore, Utumno lay under most of Forodwaith, but the entrance was far further to the east, where the iron mountains met the Orocarni, than it is in this mod. However, the mod's entrance was placed where it is to be more easily accessible from the West-lands. It is presumed to be one of many plausible minor fortifications of Utumno. Others may be uncovered in the future.
Balrog  Utumno  Melkor Plate

(Located under Forodwaith, after walking through the Pits)

NPCs:

First Floor: Ice SpiderOrc (Archer) • Warg (Ice)
Second Floor: Orc (Archer) • Tormented ElfTrollWarg (Obsidian)
Third Floor: BalrogOrc (Archer) • Tormented ElfTrollWarg (Fire)

Armour & Equipment:

ArmourBalrog WhipEquipmentPickaxe of the Underworld

Blocks:

First Floor: Ice Brick (Glowing) • Ice Pillar
Second Floor: Obsidian Brick (Fiery) • Obsidian Pillar
Third Floor: Fire Brick (Burning)• Fire Pillar

Items:

KeyMelkor Plate

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