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"But when Eärnur came to the Grey Havens there was joy and great wonder.... So great in draught and so many were his ships that they could scarcely find harbourage, though both the Harlond and the Forlond also were filled..."

- The Lord of the Rings, Appendix A, Annals of the Kings and Rulers: Gondor and the Heirs of Anárion


This is ArdaCraft's recreation of Forlond, an elven seaport in Forlindon, a land to the west of the Shire. By the time of The Lord of the Rings, it had been continuously inhabited for six thousand years by the Noldor Elves.

Forlond (meaning 'North-Haven') was located at the mouth of an unnamed river that traversed Forlindon, some two hundred miles to the northwest of Mithlond, and across the Gulf of Lune from Harlond. Given that it was mainly inhabited by the Noldor, we came to conclude that the primary palace of Gil-galad (the sixth and last High King of the Noldor) would have been located there. Gil-galad perished in combat with Sauron at the end of the Second Age, and as such his palace now lies in ruins.

As the Elves (and most particularly the Noldor, as they have a strong connection to the West) have been leaving Middle-earth for thousands of years, most of Forlond is deserted and ruinous, with only a fraction of its original population clustered in the centre of the city.


Despite being so ruined, Forlond is one of our largest projects. Like all our other projects, realism is one of our main concerns, and as such the inhabitants of the city all have tasks - whether they're farmers, fishermen, potters, weavers, rope-makers, bakers, or even the manager of the bathouse! We also have realistic farms outside the city, as well as allotments and orchards within its ruined walls. This means that the build is filled with little details that no series of screenshots could do justice to - we highly recommend you come and see it for yourself.

For anyone who is interested in seeing a detailed timeline of the city's construction, the Forlond project thread on our forums provides a good overview.

Forlond forms part of a larger project which seeks to recreate Middle-earth in its entirety. Credit goes to daktubalan for leading this project, and to the entire community of builders for helping out.

Forlond can be viewed from above on ArdaCraft's dynmap. There is no download avaliable, but ArdaCraft is a non-whitelisted server which anyone is welcome to come and explore, provided they have installed our modpack first.

All information can be found on our website.
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  • Desdruktiva
  • Level 50
  • Grandmaster Explorer
  • April 10, 2018, 2:29 am
Valinor next?
  • Razordawn
  • Level 20
  • Expert Fish
  • March 21, 2018, 11:05 am
Seeing this kind of stuff makes me so jealous that it hurts on a physical level. Literally mind blowing.
  • ArdaCraft
  • Level 47
  • Master Network
  • March 21, 2018, 11:37 am
Quite the compliment! Thank you!
  • Vindirect
  • Level 3
  • Apprentice Crafter
  • March 21, 2018, 6:39 am
Amazing! How do much time this took to make? I also want to become a good creator i know how to make old style houses and other stuff!
  • ArdaCraft
  • Level 47
  • Master Network
  • March 21, 2018, 11:38 am
Thank you! It took around 7 months from start to finish (we were building other projects alongside it).

Going through the application process on ArdaCraft to become a builder is a great way to get better!
  • Vindirect
  • Level 3
  • Apprentice Crafter
  • March 23, 2018, 1:33 am
I know I am lvl 1 I am registered 2 day ago but i know how to build stuff and also I bhild very cool village with my brother, I can show it!
  • Vindirect
  • Level 3
  • Apprentice Crafter
  • March 23, 2018, 1:31 am
Can i join your Build Team? I can show you my skillz
  • ArdaCraft
  • Level 47
  • Master Network
  • March 23, 2018, 2:46 am
Of course! Join the server and follow the instructions at /warp howtobuild
  • Vindirect
  • Level 3
  • Apprentice Crafter
  • March 23, 2018, 4:44 am
  • Vindirect
  • Level 3
  • Apprentice Crafter
  • March 23, 2018, 4:43 am
Ok thx, I will!
100 :-)

This looks so beautiful!
what is the texture pack used
  • ArdaCraft
  • Level 47
  • Master Network
  • March 10, 2018, 10:42 pm
Conquest, using the Conquest Reforged mod.
This is Amazing ! I love it !
  • Springstof
  • Level 64
  • High Grandmaster Demolitionist
  • March 10, 2018, 1:23 am
Awesome work again!!! As always
needs more shots of the palace 2bh
  • wunder_bread
  • Level 19
  • Journeyman Modder
  • March 9, 2018, 9:45 am
Very nice

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