Description and Features Edit
Cold, desolate, barren and mostly lifeless like its master, the North consisted of a vast flat and frozen wasteland that stretched from the Helcaraxë to the Orocarni mountains and was bordered by hundreds of miles of high and perilous mountains.
After the First Age Edit
The north originated with Melkor who made it his land during the Years of the Lamps. There was delved Utumno which remained his dwelling until his defeat in the War of the Powers. The area was desolate afterwards and then was partially destroyed after the War of Wrath. Years afterward in the land of Forochel. Primitive tribes of Men came to live there thriving for many thousands of years. One of these tribes hosted Arvedui, the last King of Arthedain before his death.
- The Atlas of Middle-earth pg. 4-5, 38