Boilerplate:Location Landmarks

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You are about to create an article for a new location page, also referred to as a Point of Interest.
There are multiple types of locations -- those which are marked on the large, in-game map (M), and those which are not.
Select the boilerplate below as appropriate:


The most common type of location or Point of Interest for which you will be creating an article.
Once it is 'discovered' it is usually marked with a red flag on the large, in-game map (M). Example: Bag End.
These Landmarks are typically goals of various Explorer Deeds.
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A city, village, or encampment - a "settlement" always has some services.
Larger or more important settlements are often marked with blue icons on the large, in-game map. Examples: Bree, Waymeet, Adso's Camp.


Any building that may be entered. Examples:
Interiors are normally directly related to a specific Landmark or Point of Interest.


Sections of the game separated out of the main world for quests or story-telling, as public dungeons, private fellowship or solo instances, skirmishes or massive raids. For a category of all see: Category:Instances. Instances may be entered via the Instance Finder window. Examples: Great Barrow: The Maze, Glinghant, Urugarth.

Areas and Regions are defined by Turbine and are usually delineated in the Press Releases, Release Announcements and the actual Release Notes. They are only found in Expansions and Major updates. Areas and Regions are normally quite static and rarely need creation.


A typically large section of a region.
Areas are not marked with red flags on the map but the system message when entering an area always reads in yellow. Example: The Hill within The Shire.
All Areas are part of Category: Political Geography


A large geographic area comprised of multiple Areas, such as Bree-land or The Shire. At present, there are just 24 regions, they are defined by Turbine and may change with "Expansions," and they are found in one of the two "lands" of Middle-earth.

Fill out the suggested details; if something essential is missing, add a {{Stub/X}} where X may be Image, Location, Other, etc., so that others may find and complement your submission. The templates will automatically add the location to the correct Lotro-Wiki Category; however, you may want to manually add the location to e.g. Public Dungeons, Ruins, etc.


The landmark-template is used for "official landmarks". For other significant points-of-interest or locations, see pointOfInterest under Additional Information below.

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{{Infobox Landmarks
|name   = {{subst:PAGENAME}}
|type   = 
|region = 
|area   = 
|map    = 
|NS     = 
|EW     = 
[[File:{{subst:PAGENAME}}.jpg|400px|center]]<br clear="all"/>{{toc-right}}
== Location ==
'''{{subst:PAGENAME}}''' is a [point of interest / or] landmark within [[area]] in [[region]]. {{Tooltip Coords|||}}

Write a small description about what this area is about or what can be found here that is of interest.

== Deeds ==
The following [[:Category: <REGION> Deeds|deeds]] can be advanced by visiting this location:
* [[]]

== Quests ==
* [] [[Quest:|]]

* [] [[Quest:|]]

== NPCs ==
<when applicable>
* [[]]

== Creatures ==
The following [[Creatures|creatures]] are found within this area:
* [[]]

== Lore ==
: ''lore goes here (optional)''

== Gallery ==
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<Gallery widths="200px" heights="200px" perrow="3" caption="Views of {{subst:PAGENAME}}.">
File:view-one.jpg|caption one
File:view-two.jpg|caption two 
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[[Category:geography type]] <!-- optional -->

Commented Copy

{{Infobox Landmarks
|name   = <!-- name of landmark -->
|type   = <!-- one or two descriptive words, e.g. Ruins, Orc camp, Tar pit,... -->
|region = <!-- one of the 21 regions -->
|area   = <!-- as seen at the map, if tricky, ask -->
|map    = <!-- for coords, region unless a better-scale map exists -->
|NS     = <!-- e.g. 12.3S -->
|EW     = <!-- e.g. 4.56W -->

Description of page Information

We try to keep landmark articles on a strict format so that regular visitors will quickly find the wanted information. Your compliance is warmly welcomed. (Scrollable)

Exactly as spelled in game, see Help:Names.
Optional. A description such as Tomb, Ruins, Goblin camp, Boulders, Hill, Wolf den, Pillars, etc. The text is displayed as-is and it is not added to any category or such. Omit this if the type is part the name, such as Combe North Gate.
One of these 26 regions.
Often read at the map for the bigger area where you are at. Some landmarks are trickier, then rather ask.
Optional. Used for landmarks within settlements, such as within Bree.
The image on JPG format that is displayed topmost on the article. It is suggested that it is named exactly as the article, unless something hinders that.
Optional. Sparsely used for locations which are not official landmarks, see notes.
The name of the best-scale map, often same as "region" but some areas have their own maps, e.g. Archet but often on the higher-level areas.
Values can be read from hovering over the red flag on the in-game map. However, for a stretched out landmark, such as a bridge or ruins, then use coords for the center of the area, but if it has just one "entrance" you may use values closer to the entrance. If it is a dungeon, use values for just outside the entrance (notice that some dungeons use the area template).
Stick to the given pre-formatted lines. Then some facts or information that is useful in game. Lore goes to a section further down and is very much welcomed there.
Deeds and Quests
If there are deeds and/or quests, list them using the pre-formatted style. For longer lists of "starting quests" it is often possible to use transclusion from the quest-category: {{:Category:Landmarkname Quests}}. Notice that this depends on the quests and the category being updated for transclusion as well.
If applicable. An NPC is possible to interact with, even if it ends in combat. Some are friendly scenery NPCs. The NPCs should have their "settlement" template parameter to read the name of the landmark (unless it is just one or two).
If applicable. List creatures by name, e.g. "Snarling Wolf" but not just "Wolves", "Blue-crag Piercer" but not "Goblins".
Interesting snippets of historical or more lyric kind. Some information may be found reading quests and deeds. If quotes from external sites or books you must follow copyright rules and also add a link to the source or specify which book (but chapter and page is not asked for).
Use only this section for other images than the header image. Use the suggested format, then images will flow themselves to fit the browser window size.
Geography type
Used if an apt category exists, see Category:Physical Geography and Category:Humanoid Geography. Erase if not applicable.
Regarding categories, remember that the landmark template adds the correct category for you, hence you rarely have to add more categories, other than "geography type".