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(Uncertain) Erebor: The Lonely Mountain

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Do not ask for a download, it will be available as soon as the project is complete. Please be patient.


Lonely Mountain, or Erebor, was a mountain in the north-east of Rhovanion. It was the source of the river Running, and a major Dwarven stronghold at the end of the Third Age and well into the Fourth.

The Lonely Mountain was possibly 3,500 feet tall, as it was snowcapped at spring. Geologically, it was rich in metals and jewels.

The mountain was star-shaped with six ridges radiating as spurs from the peak.

The south-western spur contained Ravenhill housing a Dwarven guard-post. Between the two western spurs was a narrow vale which was the exit of the Back Door, behind an overhanging cliff. Rough steps ascended to the top of the southern ridge along a narrow ledge turning east behind a boulder into a steep bay.

Inside, the mountain was dug with passages and tunnels leading to cellars and halls and mansions such as the great chamber of Thrór near the Front Gate. A secret tunnel led to the "bottommost cellar"

The main entrance into the mountain was the Gate of Erebor on the south side, opening onto a valley between two great spurs of the mountain. At the end of the southwestern spur was Ravenhill, where there was a lookout post. The River Running sprang from beneath the mountain and issued from the Front Gate, forming a waterfall that fell into the valley below.

Inside the gate was a broad paved road that went alongside the river in a wide curve leading into the mountain. Not very far from the entrance was the Great Chamber of Thrór where feasts and councils were held.

In the Lower Halls, there was a vast chamber called the Great Hall of Thráin at the root of the mountain. From there a secret passageway led to a hidden door in the western side of the mountain. The Back Door was invisible from the outside except on Durin's Day, when the light of the setting sun would reveal the keyhole.

- Tolkien Gateway

This is our version of Erebor. Based mainly on the movie version of The Hobbit, but being the fan of Tolkien I am, I feel the need to implement lore features. This project was started in December 2012 and is still being worked on today. Do not ask for a download, it will be available once the project is done. The texture pack is custom for this build.

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Bad news. : by _Sidhion_ 02/10/2016 8:54:10 pmFeb 10th, 2016

Some time in August I received this email from my server provider.

Everything -- save for a few schematics (Ravenhill, Great Hall, treasury, small city areas and other minor things such as pillars) -- was sadly lost. The only save I have is from January 2015, which is prior to the major updates and revamps I had made to every part of Erebor. 

I am unsure on how I will proceed from here. I still have those schematics, but I do not know what I will do with them. Maybe I will try to rebuild... Maybe this is it. We'll see have to see.

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03/09/2020 12:07 am
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Twister2013 avatar
Version 5.0 let's go
05/30/2017 12:21 pm
Level 1 : New Miner
_2CooL4U_ avatar
It's so a pity. I wait for a long time for this download. Where is a new update? Did you stop working on this map? There are so many questions in my mind. Can you answer me this questions? Please.
08/27/2017 8:22 pm
Level 46 : Master Dwarf
Durins Builders
Durins Builders avatar
Check the update logs' section, Sidhion unffortunatelly lost the entire project due to a server crash...
01/01/2017 5:30 pm
Level 4 : Apprentice Miner
m4rine_semperfi avatar
Please can you release the map you drew of erebor I am making my own and it would help to see how another interpreted it!
07/12/2016 3:37 pm
Level 43 : Master Artist
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01/30/2017 5:24 am
Level 1 : New Miner
MifficalGaming avatar
I'm so sorry Blobfish2002, but it looks like Sidhion lost the whole project. There will be no downloads. We can only hope that Sidhion decides to rebuild it in it's whole glory. But until then, we can only hope...
06/29/2016 7:15 pm
Level 4 : Apprentice Miner
m4rine_semperfi avatar
Sorry to sound like a dick but this is why you always make a download/backup every once in a while...
07/07/2016 4:45 pm
Level 49 : Master Architect
_Sidhion_ avatar
Backups were made, each over 2GBs, and I still have them, along with 50+ schematics. But a lot of progress was made between the last backup and the data loss. Far too much to be easily rebuilt.
07/12/2016 5:37 pm
Level 1 : New Crafter
Thypup27 avatar
Could you release the schematics I have always wanted to see the layout of the inside of Erebor because Peter Jackson never released a map of the inside.
04/02/2016 4:04 pm
Level 1 : New Miner
Legolas_Sniper avatar
Do you by any chance have some more photos?
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