Post by Otto Harkaman on Feb 16, 2016 10:49:09 GMT -6
This seems a great place to me to have a dungeon crawl adventure, the ruins of the Witch King's capital Carn Dum. I can only imagine the extensive dungeons and caves beneath it. Since I seem great at arousing controversy, I will attract eveyone's ire by stating another wild theory I have. Carn Dum was built on one of the original Seven Dwarf holdings. It seems like it would have been a likely place for one on the map. Is the name "Carn Dum" Dwarven? I am sure there must be a lot of certified or diploma holding Tolkien scholars out there to tell me.
I have all the MERP stuff and I know they did a whole supplement of Angmar but besides some of the art work it just turns me off. I would have more fun attempting creating my own ruins of Carn Dum and the dungeons underneath.
Durin woke alone in Mount Gundabad; two in the Blue Mountains in the West; and the other four in pairs in the Red Mountains in the East. Certainly not in Carn Dûm. However, it could have been a dwarf-hold at one time. It’s never a stretch to imagine an orc-hold originated as something else, after all.