Riptalon is a rare shard dropper, who pops up in places throughout Moria. He has been spotted at the following locations:
- Patrolling a small area southeast of the Orc-watch and the reputation vendor in the wild of the Redhorn Lodes. Near the drawing of a three pointed mountain on the map: .
- Patrolling a larger area southwest of The Dolven-view in the Great Delving - .
- Patrolling in the southwest of the Fanged Pit in Eastern Durin's Way .
Riptalon is huge and pink, but don't panic: if you don't stay near him for too long he will not attack you. Just like his smaller brothers he digs a hole to do an earthquake attack once in a while. The induction to this can be interrupted.