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Mordor inspiration

barteldvn

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This is the thread for Modor related inspiration/concept art. Concepts can be for terrain, caves, tents, mechanisms, mines, houses, forts, towers, walls... This is no place for discussions. Any off-topic replies will be deleted.
You can provide a short description if deemed necessary, but try to keep it simple.
 

ryttyr

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orodruin-_mount_doom.jpg

mordor_by_onlychasing_safety_dcatski-fullview.jpg

towers_of_mordor_by_dave_derbis_dcu04mr-pre.jpg

passing_by_by_daroz_d6h2pur-pre.jpg

road_to_mount_doom_by_donatoarts_d9qcpba-pre.jpg

1-volcanic-landscape-at-leirhnjukur-in-iceland-robert-preston.jpg

Volcano-by-Air-Land-2-1.jpeg

Pacaya-Volcano-Guatemala-Wanderlusters.jpg
 

LegionGuerilla

Dirt Conaisseur
Not all of Mordor was ash and fire:

The southern part of Mordor called Núrn was slightly more fertile, and moist enough to carry the inland Sea of Núrnen. Nurn was made somewhat fertile because the ash blown from Mount Doom left its soil nutrient-rich, thus allowing dry-land farming.

Picture of Núrn
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An interesting theory:
One possible theory to Mordor's creation, based upon maps of Middle-Earth in the First Age is that it maybe the dried seabed of the once inland Sea of Helcar
 

Will_em

One Of Us, One of Us
Another thing I would implement, are the battlefields of world war 1 that inspired tolkien to create a mordor. These battefields would be good inspiration for the many ditches, holes and crevices that frodo & sam discover on their way to mount doom.
Of course this will not be a complete copy, but we can derive elements of world war 1 trenches to implement into the builds.

Will try to find some pictures later.
 
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