Lost trails of LoTRO: Vol II

The lonely ride of Redwine Eardwrecca, exiled Rider of Rohan, continues. Retrace his hoofbeats from Vol I onward!

Dredging up scenic spots from the fog of memory is proving quite the experience. But it pales before the emotion of seeing those far-flung places for the first time in years, wondering when was the last time any other player set foot there.

Would that LoTRO was a MUD, and I one of its Imms, so I could answer that with a single command-line entry!

Delossad (38.3W, 12.8S)

Delossad

Trollshaws (38.3S, 12.8W)

What are these strange ruins? They seem to be of ancient Cardolan origins, but the Elves of Rivendell seem hesitant to speak of them at all. Some strange mystery surrounds them, and it may be that the only answers can be found within…

– Deed: The Wilds of Tâl Bruinen

Every player who has completed the Shadows of Angmar main quest has passed through this place. But how many have returned since?

Words fail me in describing the eerie loveliness of this place. The tree-shaded glade at its center, lit only by daylight through a hole high above, sits like a flower in blossom beneath the earth. Dungeon cells, dug out of the cheerless rock all around, brood in the shadows.

As far as ruins go in Turbine’s Middle-earth, Delossad ranks pretty high on my list for aesthetics, atmosphere, and roleplay potential.

Waterfall near Nen Harn (45.1S, 20.8W)

Waterfall near Nen Harn

Bree-land (45.1S, 20.8W)

Sure, the game world has its share of waterfalls, and I’m sure this one is far from the tallest. But it’s so isolated, and so close by the picturesque shores of budget Evendim Nen Harn (does anyone even quest that far north of Bree anymore?), that I’m giving it a spot in my album.

It’s rather nicely set up, with a slope running down alongside to the water’s edge. Worth a look-see if you’re ever visiting Nen Harn for a picnic or a swim.

Tower in Pend Eregion (43.2W, 11.1S)

Tower in Pend Eregion

Eregion (43.2S, 11.1W)

This is less of a ‘lost trail’ and more of a ‘how the heck do I get up there’.

I’m no surveyor, but that there has to be one of the highest views across Eregion’s plains, outside of Caradhras. And it’s got all the look of a lonely watch-post – perfect for a makeshift camp, like the Fellowship pitched on the Burnt Tor.

The only problem was, I couldn’t find a way up. It’s nothing but steep slopes all around. If anyone knows a path up that I missed, give a poor horseman a hand!

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