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Walls of Moria

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At the height of [[Eregion]]'s power, a road ran out of that land towards the western [[Misty Mountains]]. At the [[Stair Falls]], it led over a small cliff, and then down a shallow valley running eastward, and led towards a wall of immense, unclimbable cliffs: the '''Walls of Moria'''.  
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The '''Walls of Moria''' were the western rocky cliffs at the base of the [[Misty Mountains]].
  
At the road's end was the [[Doors of Durin|West-gate of Moria]], which at that time would have been kept open most of the time, guarded by doorwardens. In the middle of the [[Second Age]], the [[War of the Elves and Sauron]] saw [[Sack of Eregion|Eregion laid waste]], and the West-gate was shut. By the craft of its makers, the doorway blended into the Walls of Moria, and could only be opened again by one who knew the password.<ref>{{FR|II4}}</ref>
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The [[Doors of Durin]] were built upon that surface, and by the craft of its makers, the doorway blended into it when closed.<ref>{{FR|II4}}</ref>
  
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Before the Walls, there was a shallow valley climbing westward to a small cliff and then to a road between the [[Stair Falls]], and the ancient [[Eregion]]
 
==Portrayal in Adaptations==
 
==Portrayal in Adaptations==
 
[[File:Map - Walls of Moria.jpg|thumb|Map of the Walls of Moria from ''[[The Lord of the Rings Online]]''.]]
 
[[File:Map - Walls of Moria.jpg|thumb|Map of the Walls of Moria from ''[[The Lord of the Rings Online]]''.]]

Revision as of 18:44, 4 October 2014

The Walls of Moria were the western rocky cliffs at the base of the Misty Mountains.

The Doors of Durin were built upon that surface, and by the craft of its makers, the doorway blended into it when closed.[1]

Before the Walls, there was a shallow valley climbing westward to a small cliff and then to a road between the Stair Falls, and the ancient Eregion

Portrayal in Adaptations

2001: Peter Jackson's The Fellowship of the Ring:

Fellowship passes the Walls of Moria before reaching the Durin's Gate.

2008: The Lord of the Rings Online: Mines of Moria:

Walls of Moria is a small sub-area of Eregion, which the players must pass before entering the Mines themselves. This may not be so easy considering the Watcher in the Water.

References

  1. J.R.R. Tolkien, The Lord of the Rings, The Fellowship of the Ring, "A Journey in the Dark"