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LotRO: Exploring Middle-earth, the Hollin Gate


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The Hollin Gate has been spotlighted as a Landmark in the Lord of the Rings Online: Shadows of Angmar.
Exploring Middle-earth, the Hollin Gate

Since the early days of Middle-earth, the greatest kingdom of the dwarves lay beneath the Misty Mountains in the halls called Khazad-dûm. In those days, when there was trade between the dwarves and the Elves of both Eregion and Lothlórien, a vital trade route ran through Khazad-dûm from the West-gate (also called the Hollin Gate) and the Great Gate in Dimrill Dale in the east.

The Hollin Gate was special. It was built by the smith Narvi and set with runes and symbols by Celebrimbor, the Elven jewel-smith who also forged the Elf-rings Narya, Nenya, and Vilya. He wrought the signs out of ithildin, a metal that reflects the light of the moon. When moon did not shine, the Gate remained hidden and undetectable to any who looked upon it. Celebrimbor's runes spelled out a riddle, and the doors would only open to a friend who spoke the answer.

It was to the Hollin Gate that the Company of the Ring came and were attacked by the Watcher in the Water. Though the Watcher piled boulders and trees in front of the gate when the Company fled inside, players of The Lord of the Ring Online™: Mines of Moria™ will still have much reason to visit the site of the Hollin Gate.​
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