Create new location

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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:

Landmark

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.

Settlement

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.

Interior

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

Instances

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.

Area

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

Region

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.

These Boilerplates use one of the five Category: Infobox Templates:


The same basic template is used on all landmark pages. The parameters for this template are:

  • name (Required): The name of the landmark. Default: {{subst:PAGENAME}}
  • type (Optional): Whether it's wilderness, a building, mountain, lake, or statue. Default: not included
  • region (Required): The region name. Default: none
  • area: The area name. Default: none. If area equals region only the region is displayed.
  • settlement Optional): The name of the settlement containing the landmark. If area equals settlement only the settlement is displayed.
  • pointOfInterest: (optional): Blank, or any text. See below for usage.
  • map (Required): The map name for use with the location tooltip. Default: none
  • NS (Required): The North/South value from the ;loc command in-game including either N or S at the end. Default: 0.00N
  • EW Required): The East/West value from ;loc command in-game including either E or W at the end. Default: 0.00E