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Khazad-Dûm, Great Realm of Longbeards Clan on the Misty Mountains (Moria)

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Moria


The Pride of Durin’s Builders


Moria, one of the most famous and majestic Dwarven kingdoms in all of Arda, it is also known as Khazad-Dûm, Hadhodrond, Dwarrowdelf, Phurunargian, and eventually: Moria. This ancient delving was founded back in the Elder Days, a time remembered by only a few, when there was no sun or moon, and only stars illuminated the world…

Dwarrowdelf was the greatest dwarven city that ever existed in Arda. For three ages of the world it remained in peace on the Misty Mountains. The riches of Moria were not gold. Nor precious stones. These things could be found very easily. The real wealth of Moria was in truesilver, or Mithril, as it is known by the elves. During many years, the greatness of Moria grew either in size and wealth because of the Mithrill. It grew so much, that it reached the western side of the Misty Mountains, and the dwarves became great friends of the elves that lived around there, in Eregion, known by the men as Hollin.



For Those Who Do Not know, or have not read:

"Dwarves were a short, stocky race, a little taller than hobbits but much broader and heavier. Most Dwarves had thick, luxuriant beards in which they took great pride, and often forked or braided them and tucked them into their belts."






Moria Plans: We began this project way back in October of 2014. As we are coming up on almost four years of work, we have made significant progress on the city. Because the city is so massive, we divided it into five areas: Northern, Southern, Eastern, Western, and Outside the Gates. We began our work at Dimrill Dale and the western gate to the city. From there, we began to push east towards the East Gate in Hollin (where the Fellowship entered).

The four areas will have their own distinct theme when we have finished with the project. The Northern area is where the famous mithril mines are located, and where most of the forge-related industrial work of the city happens. We have started, but done little on this area yet.

The eastern portion of Moria is the oldest part of the city. Durin began the delving from Dimrill Dale, and so the main city-like, most important areas of Moria are located close to that gate. The Royal Palace, a massive structure, is located here, as is the treasury, many markeds, administrative places, libraries and a most of the population of the city.

Moving on to the south, we arrive in another industrial area. The industry in the south, however, is much more focused on the water, since there lay the biggest aquifers of the city. Built around the Great Southern Abyss, the south contains many delvings such as the Waterworks, the Endless Stair, and the tower of Zirakzigil – where Gandalf defeated Durin’s Bane.

The western part of the city is the place where the dwarves of Durin’s Folk traded with the Elves of Eregion, and, as such, is home to a vast amount of important commercial areas, as well as junctions of roads through Moria itself. The Western Gate is the most famous gate, being the gate that the Fellowship passed through into Moria.

At last, we arrive in the areas outside the city itself. To the east lies Dimrill Dale and Kheled-zâram, or Mirrormere. The Silverlode, or the Celebrant River rises here, and flows through the woods of Lothlórien. In the west lies the valley of the Sirannon River, a beautiful land in the heyday of Moria. In later years, a dam would be constructed, flooding the valley and creating the pool where the Watcher in the Water resided. The last area here is above the city – the Path of Caradhras – a mountain pass that went over the Redhorn.

Below is a summary of our current progress, as well as further division of the areas of the city.


Build Areas:

Eastern Moria
Eastern Halls – 100%
Upper Northern City – 100%
Lower Northern City – 90%
Upper Southern City – 65%
Lower Southern City – 95%
Royal District – 85%
Durin’s Causeway – 100%
Durin’s Abyss – 100% – currently being expanded
Southern Moria
Great Southern Abyss – 80%
Inner Waterworks – 35%
Outer Waterworks – 20%
Foundations of Stone – 0%
Lowest Dungeons – 0%
The Endless Stair – 0%
Iron Pits – 0%
Silvertine Lodes – 0%
Zirakzigil Tower – 100%
Western Moria
Upper Crossroads – 95%
Lower Crossroads – 60%
Western Commercial Hub – 30%
Central Mines – 75%
Trifold City – 35%
Durin’s Way – 20%
Western Entrance – 25%
Southern Garrison – 10%
Northern Moria
Redhorn Lodes – 0%
The Forges – 10%
Fanuidhol Lodes – 0%
Northern Garrison – 20%
Northwestern Fissure – 10%
Outside the Gates
Dimrill Dale – 20%
The Path of Caradhras – 0%
Sirannon Valey – 5%





Inspiration:
Maps, The Fellowship of the Ring, the Movie, and concept art that surfs the internet!








Make sure to visit our Main Page for more info : http://www.planetminecraft.com/project/durins-builders-the-dwarven-build-team/



Download won't be avaliabe until we are done.



If you are interested on joining, check out our Site: https://durinsbuilders.wordpress.com/


CreditSpecial Thanks to everybody involved in the project, specially these who helped with the harder parts, as the Eastern Rift.
Progress55% complete
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8 Update Logs

Update #8 : 03/18/2020 9:48:01 amMar 18th

So much happened its hard to describe... but on main text there's most stuff.. Also some new pictures coming soon, stay tuned, and check our discord!
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03/22/2020 4:39 am
Level 33 : Artisan Architect
Lord_Azaghal
Great update!

I like the ''tribute hall to belegost'' :P

For some reason i did not get notified that you had updated the project thought so you maybe should do it again.
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02/10/2019 10:38 pm
Level 3 : Apprentice Miner
Jaseac
How about a status update, This is an awesome looking project!

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02/22/2019 10:52 pm
Level 41 : Master Network
Durins Builders
Thanks for the suggestion! will do it soon!

Btw, check our site! there's a link to join our discord and follow our progress up close on the Durin's Tavern session!
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12/30/2017 4:32 am
Level 4 : Apprentice Crafter
MY200378
I like it's look in the movies more, but impressive work here guys!
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07/09/2017 7:21 pm
Level 59 : Grandmaster Dragonborn
Fonta
hey any news ?
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07/10/2017 12:08 pm
Level 41 : Master Network
Durins Builders
Yeah, we recently had to switch hosts due to a fatal hardware error. We lost some progress here and there but nothing major. There's still a bit of work on setting the new server up properly and that sort of stuff but once that's out of the way we'll be back on track and posting some updates :)
~Le0
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07/10/2017 12:09 pm
Level 41 : Master Network
Durins Builders
Also now that exams are over we will have some more time to spend building
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07/10/2017 12:48 pm
Level 59 : Grandmaster Dragonborn
Fonta
cool :D
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02/28/2017 11:46 am
Level 1 : New Miner
xdustinz
Progress?
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04/28/2017 8:13 pm
Level 41 : Master Network
Durins Builders
Now things will get back to work, one of our main guys (adm and builder) moved and servers went off, but now that things are getting back to normal and he's got a new computer i think the activity among the team will rise once again, hope to bring new content soon enough!

~Proton (It was me who moved xD)
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02/11/2017 2:53 pm
Level 1 : New Miner
DwalinII
anything new?
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02/11/2017 3:45 pm
Level 41 : Master Network
Durins Builders
Progress keeps going on! Unfortunatelly we're not having much time to update pmc, but soon we'll do a nice update. Yesterday I (proton) did the biggest planning step since the begining, and now we have all of the fellowship's path along with many halls close to it planned and ready to be built. the planned part of the Great Southern Abyss is pretty much 1/4 done and growing quickly thanks to our kette, and the waterworks will be coming really soon. Some redoings are also on the way by the northern halls :D

Keep following us for more news soon, update on pics coming :3
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03/19/2016 6:07 pm
Level 37 : Artisan Architect
K__25
no download?
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03/25/2016 2:44 pm
Level 41 : Master Network
Durins Builders
I guess you havent read any of the text it seems...

Its not finished, we'll be adding download once its finished (maybe) ^^
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03/27/2016 2:15 pm
Level 37 : Artisan Architect
K__25
I read it after I commented, haha sorry for being dumb XD
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04/10/2016 10:41 am
Level 41 : Master Network
Durins Builders
No problem xD
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12/21/2015 4:20 am
Level 1 : New Miner
Dwarf Historian
and you the blue dwarf or bearded? I long-bearded. I am the son of Gimli ( RP)
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12/21/2015 7:38 am
Level 41 : Master Network
Durins Builders
I myself come from the red Mountains, Orocarni, prince of the Stiffbeard Clan, that dwells in Kheled-Dûm (~proton)


Le0 is the prince of Nogrod, by the Blue Mountains.
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12/21/2015 8:21 am
Level 1 : New Miner
Dwarf Historian
My dad from Blue Mountains. 
I keep forgetting to ask. you play with the mod the Lord of the rings?
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12/21/2015 8:29 am
Level 41 : Master Network
Durins Builders
I dont, but Le0 does sometimes ^^
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12/18/2015 12:20 pm
Level 1 : New Miner
Dwarf Historian
BEST!!!
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12/19/2015 5:52 am
Level 41 : Master Network
Durins Builders
THANKS!! :)
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12/20/2015 3:29 am
Level 1 : New Miner
Dwarf Historian
You the best builder of MIDDLE EARTH!
For Durin!
For Khazad!!
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12/20/2015 8:44 am
Level 41 : Master Network
Durins Builders
Baruk Khazad! Khazad Ai-Mênu!


Thank you very much m'lord, hope we can see you on our server someday, maybe!
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12/21/2015 4:11 am
Level 1 : New Miner
Dwarf Historian
good server would have made!especially if there was Khazad Doom, the dead and the Balrog! he went to Melkor.He is worse than the Orc, her Era. And so, your building is great! I am very glad to have found such a Builder like you.[/code]
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12/21/2015 7:40 am
Level 41 : Master Network
Durins Builders
Thank you! Indeed we are making the ruined version with the Balrog, Orcs and dwarf skelletons ( ;-; ), but that will be done after the glorious one is completed, which will take a while...
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12/12/2015 4:51 pm
Level 1 : New Crafter
Thypup27
You should keep a non ruined one so people can see the full splendor of the city.
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12/13/2015 11:34 am
Level 41 : Master Network
Durins Builders
All our projects are non ruined versions , we do however intend to make a ruined version of moria once we are done with the intact one :)
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12/13/2015 4:35 pm
Level 1 : New Crafter
Thypup27
Sounds great I feel this is going to be the best Khazad-Dum build of Planet Minecraft if I was a better builder had the patience and was not in school I would come and help you guys build.
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12/13/2015 5:42 pm
Level 41 : Master Network
Durins Builders
Haha, thank you a big lot! In fact, we are making a "builder school" on our server, so people who think to be unskilled can still help us! If you ever feel interested, mail us! durinsbuilders.bt@gmail.com
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12/13/2015 5:54 pm
Level 1 : New Crafter
Thypup27
Thank you, I will have to take it to consideration. Once I am out of school I would for sure take up the offer but by the time I am these builds will be done.
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12/13/2015 5:57 pm
Level 41 : Master Network
Durins Builders
Great to know! we'll be very happy to have you as one of our builders one day!
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10/25/2015 10:46 am
Level 41 : Master Dwarf
Brunokuz
Very nice! luv it!

-Bruno
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10/25/2015 4:22 pm
Level 41 : Master Network
Durins Builders
And we love how you help us alot <3 Thx mate
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10/25/2015 5:22 pm
Level 41 : Master Dwarf
Brunokuz
The honor is mine ;)
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08/27/2015 5:01 am
Level 46 : Master Dwarf
Scinphter
I think it is written somewhere in "The Fellowship of the Ring" :
That the pillars in Moria look like giant trees with branches or sth
like that. Like they do in your Second Hall Screens.
But I missed to make them look like that in my Moria Project. I suspect the LotR Movies to suppress my creativity.
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08/27/2015 6:39 am
Level 41 : Master Network
Durins Builders
That is indeed written about the pillars of the second hall,we also think that the sheer size and height of the movie's endless halls are quite, well weird.Thats why we base most of moria on the books with some minor exceptions.
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08/16/2015 5:07 am
Level 16 : Journeyman Architect
Tijncoaster
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08/18/2015 12:38 pm
Level 41 : Master Network
Durins Builders
Oh man, if i had a 8 billion euros spare here with me...


xD Freak men, absolutelly crazy... that's the best kind! Loved the project when i saw, hope they can actually do it!
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04/20/2015 3:35 pm
Level 1 : New Miner
ExtraAlcohol
My friends the Durinsbuilders crew are working on our first trailer we didn't have the time to make it earlier due to some technical difficulties 

Stay tuned for more update builders
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04/20/2015 1:35 pm
Level 1 : New Miner
ThorryStormtooth
The stairs in the ravine look nice, pro :D who made 'em?
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04/20/2015 4:03 pm
Level 1 : New Miner
Nagarothi
Proton did, but even more epic is the ravine itself. all hand-build. Soon northern part will be finished and post will be updated with new screenshots
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04/20/2015 3:26 pm
Level 41 : Master Network
Durins Builders
Proton made, he's really dedicated, as the other members...
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02/22/2015 7:31 pm
Level 53 : Grandmaster Engineer
THCommandBlocker
This is awesome!
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02/23/2015 8:42 am
Level 41 : Master Network
Durins Builders
thanks! :D
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01/12/2015 3:17 pm
Level 62 : High Grandmaster Senpai
GrayRemnant
This is extraordinary!  Keep up the great work!
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01/12/2015 3:26 pm
Level 41 : Master Network
Durins Builders
Thank you kind sir, new members are welcome!
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01/12/2015 12:19 pm
Level 1 : New Miner
Nagarothi
"A king he was on carven throne
In many-pillared halls of stone
With golden roof and silver floor,
And runes of power upon the door."

5% completed and lots of things to do. can't wait!
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01/12/2015 12:40 pm
Level 41 : Master Network
Durins Builders
Upvote xD


Thanks for continuous support Nagga
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01/12/2015 9:46 am
Level 48 : Master Architect
_Sidhion_
Pillars resembling great trees carved from black stone... The Second Hall looks wonderful!
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01/12/2015 10:20 am
Level 41 : Master Network
Durins Builders
Thank you alot master Sidhion, we've really put our best onto it
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