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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]].
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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>
  
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.
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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]] 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 [[Ered Engrin]], forming a situation much as the [[Ered Luin]] in the far west.
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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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Four of the seven [[Fathers of the Dwarves]] awoke in the range. The northern end of the Orocarni was home to the [[Ironfists]] and [[Stiffbeards]], and in the southern end of the range awoke the [[Blacklocks]] and the [[Stonefoots]].
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After the end of the [[First Age]] the Orocarni remained, and it formed the eastern end of the land of [[Rhûn]].
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One of the rivers that arose in the Orocarni flowed into the inland [[Sea of Rhûn]].
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Because the Orocarni were far to the east, they were not visited by the [[Eldar]], and the [[Edain]] did not reach them until the [[Fourth Age]]{{fact}}, the Orocarni do not appear in any of the tales of the [[Red Book of Westmarch]].
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Latest revision as of 09:48, 19 June 2015

Orocarni
Physical Description
TypeMountain Range
LocationFar east of Middle-earth
InhabitantsDwarves, Avari, Men
General Information
Other namesThe Red Mountains
EventsThe awakening of several Dwarven clans

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 Melkor.[1]

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.[2][3]

At their northern edge the Orocarni connected with the Ered Engrin,[1] forming a situation much as the Ered Luin in the far west.

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