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| name= Northern Waste
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| type= vast desolated territory
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| location= above [[Angmar]], [[Mount Gundabad]] and [[Ered Mithrin]]
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| realms= [[Forochel]], [[Forodwaith (lands)|Forodwaith]]
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The '''Northern Waste''' was a cold and icy region in the far north end of [[Middle-earth]], located above [[Mount Gundabad]] and the [[Ered Mithrin]]. It was a vast region of mostly snow and ice. The two main areas of the Northern Waste were the [[Forodwaith (lands)|Forodwaith]] and [[Forochel]].
  
The Northern Waste was a cold and icy region in the far north end of Middle Earth. The land was mostly snow and ice; however it did have several great lakes, some covered with snow and ice. It was the region above Mount Gundabad and the Ered Mithrin (Grey Mountains). Little is known about the area except of the life and terrain of it. The Cold Drakes of the Northern Waste were the Dragons that attacked the Dwarves in the year 2510 of the Third Age, killing one of the Dwarven leaders. It is likely that the Goblins and Hobgoblins that later colonized the Ered Mithrin drove most of the Cold Drakes back into the Northern Waste. It is also very likely that this is where the Snow Trolls Dwelt. The Snow Trolls are a complete myth, the only inference we have of them is a carving of one on the horn of Helms Deep. This is also where Helloth, fabled ice-city of the Snow-elves that guards Helecthil, the mysterious source of the northern lights. The land also contained White Wolves and Snow Lions which were commonly wondering the land around the water sources. The Northern Waste also consisted of evil men who were much more hostile than the men of Forodwaith and Forochel. Like the men of Forochel, the snowmen of the Waste lived in igloos and ice fortresses. The Northern Waste men were often fighting with the men of Forodwaith and Forochel due to tribal rivalry. It is said that the men of the Waste aided The Witch King of Angmar during his siege of Eriador. The men of the Northern Waste made peace with the King of Gondor during the early fourth age.
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The [[Cold-drakes]] of the North, who drove the [[Dwarves]] out of the Grey Mountains, came from the Northern Waste. The Drakes killed [[Dain I]] and his son [[Frór]] outside [[Dáin's halls|their Halls]] in the [[Grey Mountains]]. Most the Dwarves then moved to [[Lonely Mountain|Erebor]] and the [[Iron Hills]].
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According to Frodo's poem "[[When evening in the Shire was grey]]", Gandalf had traveled to the Northern Waste. What his business was up there is unknown; it is nowhere else mentioned.  
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In the icy North too, lived a branch of [[Men]] called the [[Lossoth]]. They were a hardy folk fit to survive in the cold snowy regions of the north. The people lived mostly in tribes. The Lossoth never involved themselves with the world outside their frozen lands and played no known significant role in the wars until King [[Arvedui]], the last king of [[Arnor]], came out of hiding from an abandoned Dwarf-mine in the far Northern [[Ered Luin]] and asked for aid from the Lossoth of Forochel. He was able to convince them to aid him, and as a reward gave them the [[Ring of Barahir]]. [[Círdan]] eventually sent ships for him. On his departure day, the Lossoth warned Arvedui that a storm was coming and urged him not to go, but he paid little heed to their words. He did indeed perish in the storm, and sank to the bottom of the [[Icebay of Forochel|bay]], along with the [[Palantír]] of [[Fornost]] and [[Weathertop|Amon Sûl]].  
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Latest revision as of 16:38, 10 July 2012

"I shan't call it the end, till we've cleared up the mess." — Sam
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This article is about a region of Middle-earth. For the MERP supplement, see The Northern Waste.
Angelo Montanini - Northern Waste.jpg
Northern Waste
Physical Description
Typevast desolated territory
Locationabove Angmar, Mount Gundabad and Ered Mithrin
RealmsForochel, Forodwaith
InhabitantsForodwaith, Orcs, Cold-drakes, Lossoth
DescriptionIcy isolated region with very few inhabitants

The Northern Waste was a cold and icy region in the far north end of Middle-earth, located above Mount Gundabad and the Ered Mithrin. It was a vast region of mostly snow and ice. The two main areas of the Northern Waste were the Forodwaith and Forochel.

[edit] History

The Cold-drakes of the North, who drove the Dwarves out of the Grey Mountains, came from the Northern Waste. The Drakes killed Dain I and his son Frór outside their Halls in the Grey Mountains. Most the Dwarves then moved to Erebor and the Iron Hills.

According to Frodo's poem "When evening in the Shire was grey", Gandalf had traveled to the Northern Waste. What his business was up there is unknown; it is nowhere else mentioned.

In the icy North too, lived a branch of Men called the Lossoth. They were a hardy folk fit to survive in the cold snowy regions of the north. The people lived mostly in tribes. The Lossoth never involved themselves with the world outside their frozen lands and played no known significant role in the wars until King Arvedui, the last king of Arnor, came out of hiding from an abandoned Dwarf-mine in the far Northern Ered Luin and asked for aid from the Lossoth of Forochel. He was able to convince them to aid him, and as a reward gave them the Ring of Barahir. Círdan eventually sent ships for him. On his departure day, the Lossoth warned Arvedui that a storm was coming and urged him not to go, but he paid little heed to their words. He did indeed perish in the storm, and sank to the bottom of the bay, along with the Palantír of Fornost and Amon Sûl.