09 March 2012

365 Days of Middle-earth ~ Day 253: Barazinbar

Barazinbar was the northernmost of the three peaks which rose above Moria. Due to the blood-red tinge of the peak, in Westron it was called Redhorn; the Elves called it Caradhras (S. ‘Red-peak’). On the far side of the mountain was the Dimrill Dale, also known as the Redhorn Gate. Additionally, the only mithril vein in the World was located beneath the mountain (which was also home to the Balrog).   

1 comment:

  1. So that mithril is some very rare material to obtain I take it.