Erôn-Mored is an ancient ruined fortress, located upon on a small island in the center of a poisoned lake called the Sür.

In the elven tongue, its name means "Castle of dread," and the very utterance of that name conjures images of horror and death, because those ruins are home to the seven Zûl; the most powerful servants of Sorimmar.


In the Second Age, the Dark-Elves built this fortress, and for many centuries, it served as a laboratory, where the Drow conducted foul and terrifying experiments on men, elves, and beasts. These dark experiments led to the terrible pollution of the lake that surrounded the island, and eventually, it became accessible only by special metal-hulled ferries that could withstand the acidic nature of the waters.

After the fall of Drotharë and the end of the War of Wrath, the Dark-Elves abandoned the castle and its magical laboratories. Soon after, the fortress was taken over by Alokkair, who had been an apprentice of the Dark-Elves and wished to learn more of their magical secrets. The castle became his citadel for many years, during which time he grew into a malevolent undead spirit and entrapped a powerful demon inside the castle’s dungeons.

During the rise of the dark kingdom of Adar, the castle became an important eastern citadel of the Adari. After the destruction of Alokkair and the fall of Adar, the castle was abandoned for many years. It was then taken over by a rogue group of evil knights, called the Order of the Süroth. The castle then became the capital of their new nation.

In the Fifth Age, when Sorimmar was banished from the Ravinian Empire and sent into into exile, he too, came to dwell at this castle. Sorimmar soon took control over the Süroth knights and their territories. With the rise of the realm of Drakhara and the capture of Erôn-Mystarë, Sorimmar left Erôn-Mored and dwelt at the newer and far larger castle of Erôn-Gothmar.

He then gave the island fortress to his seven Zûl to be their citadel of fear and despair. The castle was besieged and burned down by the armies of the West at the conclusion of the War of the Cataclysm, but it was not completely destroyed.

Currently, the fortress remains a blackened and charred ruin, inhabited only by the Zûl, and their orc and undead servants.