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This article is about the region of Mordor. For the fortress with a related name, see Utumno.


Udûn (Mordor)

Orc armies that marched through Udûn to the Black Gates

Udûn was a depressed valley located in northwestern Mordor. It lay between Cirith Gorgor and the Isenmouthe, and was traversed by large armies of Sauron in times of war.

Within its circumference were many Orc-holds (as told in The Return of the King), including Durthang, the forges, and the forts at Carach Angren.[1][2]

HistoryEdit

Udûn originated with the creation of the lands of Mordor. During both the war of the Last Alliance and the War of the Ring, the vast armies of Mordor passed through here and out the Black Gate to confront their enemies.[1][2]

EtymologyEdit

Udûn meant "hell" in Sindarin.[2]

Portrayal in adaptions Edit

Middle-earth: Shadow of Mordor Edit

In Middle-earth: Shadow of Mordor, following the Battle of Dagorlad, Udûn became populated by the Outcasts of Udûn, descendants of banished Gondorian criminals and slaves. They built a shanty town known as The Slabs in the eastern reaches of the valley. Upon Sauron's return to Mordor, the Outcasts were either enslaved or driven out of Udûn and their city was converted into Uruk's Hollow, a slave camp and home for Sauron's minions.

Translations around the worldEdit

Foreign Language Translated name
Belarusian Удуна
Hebrew אודון ?
Russian Удун
Ukrainian Удун

ReferencesEdit

  1. 1.0 1.1 The Atlas of Middle-earth, Regional Maps, "Mordor (and Adjacent Lands)"
  2. 2.0 2.1 2.2 The Complete Guide to Middle-earth