The area of Forodwaith that lay north of Eriador was known as Forochel, together with the great bay and cape which carried the same name. This area roughly corresponded with the area where the Blue Mountains and the Iron Mountains once met.
It is speculated in The Atlas of Middle-earth that the ancient stronghold of Morgoth, Utumno, was once located in Forochel, although this is not necessarily canonical. Forochel was inhabited by a tribe of brown skinned people called the Lossoth, or Snowmen. The chief of these tribes sheltered the Arthedain king Arvedui for a time and was given the Ring of Barahir as a reward.
Appearances in adaptations
The area surrounding the Icebay of Forochel is among the regions fleshed out in The Lord of the Rings Online. The lands around and between Lossoth settlements are available for exploration and adventuring.
|Foreign Language||Translated name|
|Kazakh||Фороцһел (Cyrillic) Forochel (Latin)|
|Kyrgyz Cyrillic||Фороцhэл ?|
|Serbian||Фороцхел (Cyrillic) Forochel (Latin)|
|Uzbek||Форочел (Cyrillic) Forochel (Latin)|
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