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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''' (also called the '''Red Mountains''') was a mountain range in the far north-east of [[Middle-earth]] made by the [[Valar]] after [[Morgoth|Melkor]] destroyed the [[Two Lamps]].<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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==Geography==
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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 north-west.
  
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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The locations of the four [[Dwarves|Dwarven]] clans who lived in the East are 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 from the [[Blue Mountains]] in the West.<ref>{{PM|Dwarves}}, p. 301</ref>
  
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 17:07, 25 May 2018

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 north-east of Middle-earth made by the Valar after Melkor destroyed the Two Lamps.[1]

[edit] 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 north-west.

The locations of the four Dwarven clans who lived in the East are 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 from 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