Epic Quests

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As you journey through Middle-Earth, your character will have the opportunity to become a hero of Middle-Earth as you aid both the Fellowship and the Free Peoples with what is called the "Epic" quest line. This story is interwoven with J.R.R. Tolkien's epic fantasy, both working alongside it - in a story created specifically for The Lord of the Rings Online - and crossing-over into it at important or interesting moments.


After completing the first eight books of Volume 1, you will be granted the title A Light from the Shadow. Completing all Volume 1 books up to and including Book 15 will grant you the title Bearer of Hope. By finishing the first six books of Volume 2, the title Avenger of Khazad-dûm shall be awarded to you. Completing all of Volume 2 (up to and including Book 9) shall reward you with the title Stalwart against the Shadow. Completing all 14 books of Volume 3 will earn you the title Friend to the Heir of Isildur.

Introduction to the Epic Quests

Epic Introduction

Learn whether you have what it takes to become a hero of your race.

Volume I - The Shadows of Angmar

Prologue

Assist your homeland as dark forces threaten.

Book I - Stirrings in the Darkness

Help the Rangers protect Bree-land, as one of their own is turned against them.

Book II - The Red Maid

Assist Radagast the Brown in the Lone-lands.

Book III - The Council of the North

Aid Men, Elves and Dwarves in the North Downs so they can gather for a council.

Book IV - Chasing Shadows

Search for the missing Black Rider in the Trollshaws with the help of the sons of Elrond, then assist Legolas in finding the source of the uncovered evil.

Book V - The Last Refuge

Venture into the Misty Mountains and search for Skorgrím and the Black Rider with the assistance of Gloin and Gimli.

Book VI - The Fires in the North

Uncover the secrets of Angmar's dreaded Watching Stones with the help of a Ranger in Aughaire.
Note: Completing this book will allow you to pass through Rammas Deluon [0.6S, 29.8W] without being instantly defeated.

Book VII - The Hidden Hope

Find the hidden Ranger refuge in northern Angmar and assist them in rescuing Golodir.
Note: Completing this book will get you the key to the gates of Carn Dûm.

Book VIII - The Scourge of the North

Rekindle Golodir's hope and help him in an attempt to defeat Mordirith, the steward of Angmar in Carn Dûm.

Book IX - The Shores of Evendim

Uncover more about the mysterious Sara Oakheart while venturing to Barad Gúlaran.

Book X - The City of the Kings

Help the Dunedain in the battle for Annúminas against the Angmarim.

Book XI - Prisoner of the Free Peoples

Explore Tâl Bruinen in the Trollshaws while searching for Narchuil, the ring of Amarthiel.

Book XII - The Ashen Wastes

Rescue Laerdan and continue the search for Narchuil.

Book XIII - Doom of the Last-king

Attempt to locate the missing half of Narchuil in the frozen wastes of Forochel.

Book XIV - The Ring-forges of Eregion

Assist and then pursue Laerdan as he tries to rescue his daughter.

Book XV - Daughter of Strife

Help Narmeleth to prove her purification and to defeat Mordirith and Mordrambor once and for all.

Volume II - Mines of Moria

Prologue

Assist the Fellowship as they prepare to leave Rivendell in their quest to destroy the One Ring.

Book I - The Walls of Moria

Assist Bósi's dwarvish expedition to clear the Hollin Gate and gain access to Moria.

Book II - Echoes in the Dark

Help the Iron Garrison expedition establish a first foothold within Moria.

Book III - The Lord of Moria

The dwarves are determined to retake their halls, perhaps too eagerly. They need your assistance.

Book IV - Fire and Water

The orcs strike back.

Book V - Drums in the Deep

Some force has allied itself with the orcs of Moria. Discover who/what it is.

Book VI - The Shadowy Abyss

You have made your way through Moria. The dwarves seek aid from Lothlórien and Galadriel.

Book VII - The Leaves of Lórien

Reunite with the Fellowship of the Ring and help forge an alliance between the Dwarves of Khâzad-dûm and the Elves of Lothlórien.

Book VIII - Scourge of Khazad-dûm

Return to Moria to thwart the evil influence of Dol Guldur.

Book IX - Fortress of the Nazgul

Join the Malledhrim as they prepare to assault Dol Guldur, the fortress of the Nazgul.

Epilogue - Of Elves and Dwarves

Volume III - Allies of the King

Prologue

Answer the call of Elrond Halfelven.

Book I - Oath of the Rangers

Travel throughout Eriador to gather the Grey Company.

Book II - Ride of the Grey Company

Assist the Rangers on the first leg of their journey south.

Book III - Echoes of the Dead

Discover more about the mysterious dwarf Nár.

Book IV - Rise of Isengard

Travel to Dunland, and uncover the influence of Saruman the Many-Coloured there. Aid the Grey Company in halting Saruman's advances, ally or do battle with the tribal Dunlendings, and tread the valley of Nan Curunír; where the enemy fortress of Isengard looms.

Book V - The Prince of Rohan

The time has come to part ways with the Grey Company, who must soon begin the next leg of their journey. Your aid, however, is required at the Fords of the Isen: where Prince Théodred of the Mark is preparing to do battle against Saruman's forces to secure the Gap of Rohan.

Book VI - Mists of Anduin

Seek the wisdom of the Lady Galadriel after experiencing troubling dreams, witness the return of Gandalf, now the White, and ride South past the Great River... towards Rohan.

Book VII - A Fellowship Endangered

The Fellowship of the Ring is in peril. At Galadriel's behest, you must lead a fellowship of your own to discover their fate.

Book VIII - Into the Riddermark

You must pursue the Uruk-hai (and the Fellowship they endanger) across the plains of Rohan. To do that, you're going to need a better horse...

Book IX - The Third Marshal

Ride with Éomer, the Third Marshal, to learn what became of the Uruk-hai, and what is to come for Rohan.

Book X - Snows of Wildermore

Investigate why contact has been lost with the region of Wildermore.

* Prior to Vol. III, Book 11 all epic quests are free to all players. Access to Books 11-14 requires the purchase of the Helm's Deep expansion due to the inclusion of Epic Battles, an expansion-only feature, within the Epic Quest line.

Book XI - The Golden Hall

Witness the return of Théoden King and help prepare his people for war against the White Hand.

Book XII - War in the Westemnet

Aid the people of West Rohan as the forces of Saruman ravage the land and treachery is found in unlikely places.

Book XIII - Helm's Deep

Join the Rohirrim for their final stand at the fortress of the Hornburg, where the fate of Rohan will be decided.

Book XIV - The Waters of Isengard

Journey with Aragorn, Gandalf and Theoden as they go to confront Saruman in Isengard.

Volume IV - The Strength of Sauron

* Volume IV is free to all players.

Book I - The Road to Gondor

Travel south into the kingdom of Gondor and to the great city of Dol Amroth.

Book II - The Dawnless Day

Travel into Central Gondor and aid Aragorn in the retaking of Pelargir.

Lore

"The overall plan for the Epic Story in LOTRO reads a bit like a “Most Exciting Places to Visit!” travelogue for Middle-earth. Consider Volume I: the Last Homely House in Rivendell; the evil city of Carn Dûm in Angmar; the ruins of Annúminas on Lake Evendim; the ring-forges of Eregion."
"Volume II has a similar list: the dwarf-kingdom of Moria; the golden city of Caras Galadhon in Lothlórien; Sauron’s fortress of Dol Guldur in Mirkwood."
"In Volume III, you will explore Isengard, see the rolling plains of Rohan, and marvel at one of the greatest man-made (as opposed to dwarf- hobbit- or elf-made) fortresses ever built, Helm's Deep!"
"In Volume IV, you begin by journeying through many places within West Gondor to get to Dol Amroth
"And that's not the end of the list! There will be more places to see in the future!"

Credits

Volume III Book 4 Quest Notes By: Jeff ‘MadeOfLions’ Libby.