A term used in Beleriand to describe the northern lands under the power of the Dark Lord. During the Siege of Angband, Morgoth was confined to his underground fortress, Angband beneath Thangorodrim in the Iron Mountains. In the Battle of Sudden Flame, though, he broke the Siege and after that battle his armies started to spread southwards. After the disaster of the Nirnaeth Arnoediad, all of the lands on Beleriand's northern borders were left in Morgoth's hands. One by one, the remaining Elf-kingdoms fell, and Morgoth's Orcs often wandered far southwards from the lands of the North held by their master.
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