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The '''Orocarni''' was a mountain range in the far east made by the [[Valar]] before [[Arda]] was marred and the symmetry was lost in the wars against [[Morgoth|Melkor]].<ref name=SMA4>{{SM|A4}}, p. 256</ref>
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The '''Orocarni''' (also called the '''Red Mountains''') was a mountain range in the far northeast [[Middle-earth]] made by the [[Valar]] after [[Morgoth|Melkor]] destroyed the [[Two Lamps]].<ref name=SMA4>{{SM|A4}}, p. 256</ref>
  
 
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==Geography==
The distance between the Orocarni in the East and the [[Misty Mountains]], specifically [[Gundabad]], was said to be as great or greater than that of Gundabad's distance to the [[Blue Mountains]] in the West.<ref>{{PM|Dwarves}}</ref> On the western slopes of the Orocarni grew the ''[[Wild Wood]]'', and near a great waterfall of a river that flowed into the Inland [[Sea of Helcar]] the bay of [[Cuiviénen]] lay, where the [[Elves]] woke.<ref>{{S|1}}</ref><ref>{{MR|Annals}}, p. 77, notes §41</ref> At their northern edge the Orocarni connected with the [[Iron Mountains|Ered Engrin]],<ref name=SMA4/> forming a situation much as the [[Blue Mountains|Ered Luin]] in the far west.
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On the western slopes of the Orocarni grew the ''[[Wild Wood]]'', and near a great waterfall of a river that flowed into the Inland [[Sea of Helcar]] lay the bay of [[Cuiviénen]], where the first [[Elves]] woke.<ref>{{S|1}}</ref><ref>{{MR|Annals}}, p. 77, notes §41</ref> At their northern edge, the Orocarni came close to the [[Iron Mountains|Ered Engrin]],<ref name=SMA4/> similar to  [[Blue Mountains|Ered Luin]] in the far northwest.
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The locations of the four Dwarven clans who lived in the East is unknown; they might or might not have resided in the Orocarni. The distance between their mansions in the East and the [[Misty Mountains]], specifically [[Gundabad]], was said to be as great or greater than that of Gundabad's distance to the [[Blue Mountains]] in the West.<ref>{{PM|Dwarves}}, p. 301</ref>
  
 
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Orocarni
Mountain range
General Information
Other namesRed Mountains, Mountains of the East
LocationFar east of Middle-earth
TypeMountain range

The Orocarni (also called the Red Mountains) was a mountain range in the far northeast Middle-earth made by the Valar after Melkor destroyed the Two Lamps.[1]

Geography

On the western slopes of the Orocarni grew the Wild Wood, and near a great waterfall of a river that flowed into the Inland Sea of Helcar lay the bay of Cuiviénen, where the first Elves woke.[2][3] At their northern edge, the Orocarni came close to the Ered Engrin,[1] similar to Ered Luin in the far northwest.

The locations of the four Dwarven clans who lived in the East is unknown; they might or might not have resided in the Orocarni. The distance between their mansions in the East and the Misty Mountains, specifically Gundabad, was said to be as great or greater than that of Gundabad's distance to the Blue Mountains in the West.[4]

References

  1. 1.0 1.1 J.R.R. Tolkien, Christopher Tolkien (ed.), The Shaping of Middle-earth, "V. The Ambarkanta: Map IV", p. 256
  2. J.R.R. Tolkien, Christopher Tolkien (ed.), The Silmarillion, "Quenta Silmarillion: Of the Beginning of Days"
  3. J.R.R. Tolkien, Christopher Tolkien (ed.), Morgoth's Ring, "Part Two. The Annals of Aman", p. 77, notes §41
  4. J.R.R. Tolkien, Christopher Tolkien (ed.), The Peoples of Middle-earth, "Of Dwarves and Men", p. 301