Ost Guruth

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Settlement.png Ost Guruth
Region: The Lone-lands
Area: Nain Enidh
Location: [31.3S, 29.6W]
Ost Guruth interior.jpg

Location

Ost Guruth is a settlement located within the area of Nain Enidh in the Lone-lands. [31.3S, 29.6W]

Halfway through the Lone-lands the silhouette of the towers of Ost Guruth encourages the weary traveller upon the Great East Road to press on, only to slow down as the details reveal how broken the town now is. Recently half-orcs and brigands poured all over the Lone-lands but the people of Eglain pulled through in this severely damaged keep. Now fell creatures are literally just outside the thick stone walls, underlining its name that is Sindarin for "City of Death".

Ost Guruth provides excellent services on level with, or better than, many settlements that have not yet suffered as much. Notable are a milestone, Lone-lands reflecting pool, a bard and healer, and the crafting facilities with Expert craft trainers and farmlands (how exotic in this wasteland). Vendors are selling armour and weapons for levels 20 to 30. Just outside its eastern wall lies a Skirmish Camp, actually within Haragmar. Ost Guruth is also the service centre for the Eglain faction.

Within the northern section the Lore-tower stands erect, certainly damaged but artefacts, lore, and runes are intact. Here Radagast the Brown continues the mission of the Valar, or does he?

Services

The following services can be found within the settlement of Ost Guruth:

Mailboxes

Crafting

Reputation

Travelling

The Stable of Ost Guruth
Destination Region Cost Prerequisites
The Forsaken Inn The Lone-lands 15 Silver 
Thorenhad The Trollshaws 25 Silver 
Rivendell The Trollshaws 25 Silver 
Rivendell (Swift) The Trollshaws 25 Silver 
South Bree (Swift) Bree-land 20 Silver  Min Level: 15
Candaith's Encampment (Swift) The Lone-lands Free Having quest Vol I, Book 3, Foreword: Fires in the North

Deeds

The following deeds can be obtained by visiting this place:

Quests

Terrain Map of Ost Guruth
Ost Guruth from the south
Inside the Craft Centre
The Market Faire
Inside the Healing House
The Lore-tower - Exterior
Ost Guruth's Main Square
Starting

Epic Quests:

The Eglain Reputation Quests:

Involving

Epic Quests:

NPCs

Supplies & Services

NPC Function Coords
Dwarf.png Galar Deep-pouches Supplier [31.3S, 29.8W]
HumanM.png Hallam Comfrey Bard of Ost Guruth [31.3S, 29.4W]
HumanF.png Hana the Young Grocer [31.0S, 29.6W]
HumanF.png Mildnoth Provisioner [31.1S, 29.9W]
HumanF.png Strangsig Healer [31.3S, 29.3W]
Dwarf.png Unni Stable-master [32.1S, 29.8W]
HumanM.png Léoflac Faction Barterer & Vendor [31.4S, 29.4W]
HumanF.png Ailith Keeper of Gifts - Anniversary [31.7S, 29.4W]

Equipment

NPC Function Coords
HumanM.png Daegwalt Light Armoursmith [31.3S, 29.7W]
HumanM.png Baygild Medium Armoursmith [31.3S, 29.7W]
HumanM.png Grimdeal Bowyer [31.3S, 29.6W]
HumanM.png Waltmaer Pole Turner [31.3S, 29.7W]
HumanM.png Swetstan One-handed Weaponsmith [31.3S, 29.8W]
Dwarf.png Gestr Quicksilver Two-handed Weaponsmith [31.3S, 29.8W]
Armour and Weapons are for levels 20 to 30

Crafting

NPC Function Coords
HumanM.png Abeodan Master of Crafting Guilds [31.0S, 29.9W]
HumanF.png Déorthryth Expert Cook [31.0S, 29.9W]
HumanM.png Edfréa Expert Farmhand [31.4S, 30.0W]
HumanF.png Berwyth Expert Jeweller [31.0S, 29.9W]
HumanM.png Alfbald Expert Metalsmith [31.4S, 29.7W]
HumanF.png Gódrun Expert Scholar [31.0S, 29.9W]
HumanM.png Herhalig Expert Tailor [31.0S, 29.9W]
Blacksmith.png Osketil Expert Weaponcrafter [31.4S, 29.7W]
HumanM.png Cuthdag Expert Woodworker [31.0S, 29.8W]

Others

NPC Function Coords
HumanM.png Frideric the Elder Task-master - Quest [31.5S, 28.5W]
HumanM.png Hrotha Quest - Warden [31.7S, 29.4W]
HobbitM.png Mosco Mudbottom Quest - Warden [31.8S, 29.2W]
Horse.png Radagast's Horse Quest [31.2S, 29.3W]
HumanM.png Slade Ransford Quest - Champion [31.3S, 29.5W]
HumanM.png Stanric Quest [31.2S, 29.7W]
HumanM.png Tortwil Quest [31.2S, 29.7W]
HumanM.png Trumswith Quest - Hunter [31.4S, 29.6W]
HumanF.png Branda Rumble Scenery [31.0S, 29.9W]
HumanM.png Guard Free Peoples
Human.png Townsperson
Human.png Watcher

The Lore-tower

NPC Function Coords
Radagast.png Radagast the Brown Quest The Lore-tower

Lore

Ost Guruth served as a stronghold of the North Kingdom in the days of the Witch-realm of Angmar. Now it is serves as the temporary home of the Forsaken, the ruin-hold of the Eglain. — Deed


"To the east of Bree-land lies a largely barren and uninhabited stretch of wilderness known as the Lone-lands. Usually the only life seen in these lands are scattered birds and wildlife. On rare occasions a traveller upon the Great East Road may be spied. Hidden among the ruins of the ancient fortresses there can be found the Eglain. These are descendants of an ancient people who have forsaken the towns and cities of "civilized" folk and choose to live as free men in the wild. They scavenge trinkets and relics from the remnants of Arnor to trade for the necessities of life.
"The Eglain are wanderers, but they will sometimes stop and make a temporary home in one set of ruins or another, which they call their Ruin-hold. The current Ruin-hold lies far beyond Bree, just off the Great East Road, amid the ruins of the once-great fortress of Ost Guruth. Once a castle belonging to the kingdom of Rhudaur, it fell long ago in the wars between that realm and Arthedain. One tower still remains intact, however, and serves as the home of Aric the Stone-speaker - when he is not abroad in the swamps, seeking ancient lore. — lorebook




Settlements, Areas and Landmarks of the Lone-lands
Settlements: The Forsaken InnOst Guruth
Areas: AgamaurAnnunlosGarth AgarwenHaragmarHarloegMinas EriolNain EnidhTalath GaunThe Weather Hills
Landmarks: Amon RosBarad DhornBarad IachiantBleakriftCandaith's EncampmentThe Circle of BloodDol VaegEchad SûlEglain CampGarth Agarwen GateGlumhallowGondrinnIorvinasIvar's CryptThe Last BridgeThe LornspanMithrenostNaerostNan DheluNindorOst CyrnOst HaerOst LadenThe Outer GatesSkirmish CampSpring of the Red MaidThandobelTornstonesWeatherfootWeathertop