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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 composed mostly of snow and ice; however it did have several great frozen lakes, and a few unfrozen lakes that had bitterly cold waters. However there was life in this freezing cold region.
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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 [[Cold-drakes]] of the North, which 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. The Dwarves then fled to [[Erebor]] and the [[Iron Hills]] 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.
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==History==
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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]].
  
There were also men up in the wastes called the Lossoth. It is said that some of the Northern Waste Tribes aided the Witch King during his destruction of Eriador. It was most likely because of their disliking of the the southern regions and out of fear. The less hostile Lossoth of [[Forodwaith]] and [[Forochel]] stayed neutral until the last king of Arnor (King Arvedui) came out of hiding from an abandoned Dwarf-mine near the tip of the Northern [[Ered Luin]] and asked for aid from the Lossoth of Forochel. They unwillingly aided him. He later took a ship through the Icebay of Forochel, but perished in a storm and sank to the bottom of the sea along with the palantir of the North.  
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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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Revision as of 16:38, 10 July 2012

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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.

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.