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Angband (Iron Prison)
Place from J. R. R. Tolkien's legendarium
Description The lesser fortress of Morgoth
Location Dor Daedeloth
Lifespan Originally founded sometime before Y.T. 1090 and expanded Y.T. 1496 - end of the First Age
Founder Morgoth
Lord Sauron, then Morgoth, later Sauron again

In J. R. R. Tolkien's fictional world of Middle-earth, Angband (Sindarin for 'iron prison') is the name of the fortress of Melkor, constructed before the First Age, located in the Iron Mountains in the enemy's land Dor Daedeloth north of Beleriand.[1][2]

The fortress is described in Tolkien's The Silmarillion. It was built by Melkor (later called Morgoth) to guard against a possible attack from Aman by the Valar. Nonetheless, the Valar's attack succeeded in capturing Morgoth and destroying his main stronghold Utumno.

However, while the Valar had focused on destroying Utumno utterly, Angband, though devastated, was only partially destroyed. Over time, the dark creatures in Morgoth's service would gather in its ruined pits. After three ages of imprisonment, Morgoth returned to Middle-earth and set himself up in Angband, raising the volcanic Thangorodrim over the fortress as protection. He never came out of it again but once, when challenged to single combat by the Elven king Fingolfin. He reigned there until the end of the First Age, when it was destroyed in the War of Wrath.


Works cited

  1. ^ Tolkien, J.R.R. (1977). "Of the Coming of the Elves and the Captivity of Melkor". The Silmarillion (1st ed ed.). ISBN 0-345-32581-8.  
  2. ^ Oberhelman, David D. (2006). "Angband". in Drout, Michael D. C.. J. R. R. Tolkien Encyclopedia: Scholarship and Critical Assessment. Routledge. pp. 17–18. ISBN 0-415-96942-5.  


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Box artwork for Angband.
Developer(s) Andy Astrand, Alex Cutler
Publisher(s) Moria-Angband/GPL dual-license
Designer(s) Andi Sidwell
Latest version 3.1.0 beta (January 7, 2009)
Release date(s)
MS-DOS, Linux
Windows Mobile
Commodore Amiga
Mac OS
Genre(s) Roguelike
System(s) MS-DOS, Linux, Unix, Commodore Amiga, Mac OS, Windows, Windows Mobile
Mode(s) Single player
Website Official site

Angband is a dungeon-crawling roguelike computer game derived from Umoria, a version of an earlier roguelike named Moria. It is based on the writings of J. R. R. Tolkien, in which Angband is the fortress of Morgoth. The current version of Angband is available for all major operating systems, including Unix, Windows, and Mac OS X. Angband gameplay is combat and tactics based, with inventory management as an important aspect of gameplay.

The game revolves around exploring a 100-level dungeon, in which the player seeks to amass enough power and equipment to ultimately defeat Morgoth. A new level is randomly generated each time the player changes levels, which gives Angband great replay value: no two games are the same.

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You enter the dungeon. While fighting monsters, you gradually become more powerful. Your goal is to kill Morgoth and Sauron. The game is vanilla Angband. This is a one-player roguelike game.

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No roguelike game has more variant games then Angband, unless you can them all as variants of Anband's ancestors, Moria and Umoria. Each variant needs its own wiki page at Gameinfo.

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Game data

  • Version 3.0.9 was published by Andrew Sidwell on July 28, 2007. This was later updated to 3.0.9b on March 19, 2008.
  • The current beta is 3.1.2, released in January 2009.
  • Version 3.0.6 published by Robert Rühlmann worldwide on 18 June 2005

The first publically released version of Angband, 2.4.frog-knows, was relased on April 11, 1993 for both UNIX and Dos. It was a variation of Umoria 5.2.1, with the addition of unique monsters and additional abilities.

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Further information

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