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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 [[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>
  
==Portrayal in Adaptations==
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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]]
[[File:Map - Walls of Moria.jpg|thumb|Map of the Walls of Moria from ''[[The Lord of the Rings Online]]''.]]
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==Portrayal in adaptations==
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[[File:The Lord of the Rings Online - The Walls of Moria map.jpg|thumb|Map of the Walls of Moria from ''[[The Lord of the Rings Online]]''.]]
 
'''2001: ''[[The Lord of the Rings: The Fellowship of the Ring|Peter Jackson's The Fellowship of the Ring]]'':'''
 
'''2001: ''[[The Lord of the Rings: The Fellowship of the Ring|Peter Jackson's The Fellowship of the Ring]]'':'''
 
:Fellowship passes the Walls of Moria before reaching the Durin's Gate.
 
:Fellowship passes the Walls of Moria before reaching the Durin's Gate.
  
 
'''2008: ''[[The Lord of the Rings Online: Mines of Moria]]'':'''
 
'''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]].
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:The Walls of Moria are a small sub-area of Eregion, where the Iron Garrison, an expedition of Dwarves from [[Erebor]] and the [[Iron Hills]], seek to gain entry into [[Moria]]. Players must pass through this place before entering the Mines themselves. This may not be so easy considering the [[Watcher in the Water]] still lurking in the deep waters.
  
 
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Latest revision as of 05:59, 29 December 2018

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

[edit] Portrayal in adaptations

Map of the Walls of Moria from The Lord of the Rings Online.

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:

The Walls of Moria are a small sub-area of Eregion, where the Iron Garrison, an expedition of Dwarves from Erebor and the Iron Hills, seek to gain entry into Moria. Players must pass through this place before entering the Mines themselves. This may not be so easy considering the Watcher in the Water still lurking in the deep waters.

References

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