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Note: many of these vary in popularity by server and change over time. Stairs may be the favoured abbreviation for Shakalush, the Stair Battle on Arkenstone while Shaka is more widely used on Brandywine.

16th The Sixteenth Hall
AD Amdân Dammul, the Bloody Threshold
Ago Agoroth, the Narrowdelve
AM Askâd-mazal
Anvil The Anvil of Winterstith
AoD Assault on Dhúrstrok
Bells/BoD The Bells of Dale
BFE Battle for Erebor
BG Barad Guldur (Or Barad Gúlaran)
BoLo Battle of Lorién
BotBS/BS/Serpent Blood of the Black Serpent (Pelennor 3 man instance)
BT Amdân Dammul, the Bloody Threshold
CD Carn Dûm (Instance)
CoS The Court of Seregost
DC/Coomb Epic Battle: The Deeping-coomb (Epic Battle)
DD Dark Delvings
DL/Draig Draigoch's Lair
DN Dâr Narbugud
DoP/Pugh Den of Pughlak
DoS The Dome of Stars
DU Dargnákh Unleashed
DW Epic Battle: The Deeping Wall (Epic Battle)
Fall/FoKD The Fall of Khazad-dûm
FE/Edge Fangorn's Edge
FG Fil Gashan
FI Featured Instance
FT Forgotten Treasury
Forges Forges of Khazad-dûm or Forges of Gundabad (usually in conjunction with Lofts)
FoS The Fires of Smaug
Foundry The Foundry
FttLM/FLM Flight to the Lonely Mountain
FW,FE,FF,FS Fornost: Wraith of Water, Fornost: Wraith of Earth, Fornost: Wraith of Fire, Fornost: Wraith of Shadow
GA Garth Agarwen
GB The Great Barrow
GC Epic Battle: The Glittering Caves (Epic Battle)
Gling Glinghant
GS The Grand Stair
GT Goblin-town
Harrow The Harrowing of Morgul
HB Epic Battle: The Hornburg (Epic Battle)
HD Epic Battle: Helm's Dike (Epic Battle)
Hele/HG Helegrod
HoA/HH The Hiddenhoard of Abnankâra
HoC Halls of Crafting
HoM The Mirror-halls of Lumul-nar (Hall of Mirrors)
HoN The Halls of Night
HoR Adkhât-zahhar, the Houses of Rest
HU/Hammer Epic Battle: Hammer of the Underworld (Epic Battle)
HV Haudh Valandil
IP Iorbar's Peak
LT Lost Temple or Lieutenant of Dol Guldur found in Barad Guldur
Lofts Battle at the Lofts (usually in conjunction with Forges of Gundabad)
Maze Great Barrow: The Maze
MT/DMT Epic Battle: Defence of Minas Tirith (Epic Battle)
NCF/NF Northcotton Farm
OD Ost Dunhoth
OE Ost Elendil
Pel/Pela Retaking Pelargir (Epic Battle)
PoI/Pits Pits of Isengard
QH/Quays The Quays of the Harlond (Pelennor 3 man instance)
Rako Rakothas, first boss in Throne of the Dread Terror
Remm/Remmo Remmorchant
RC The Ruined City
RoF Roots of Fangorn
RoNG/Rift The Rift of Nûrz Ghâshu (Raid)
Roost Gath Daeroval
Sammy Great Barrow: Sambrog
School The School at Tham Mírdain
SG Sammath Gûl
SH (Confused with SH:Stoneheight) Sword-hall of Dol Guldur
Sch/Lib The School at Tham Mírdain / The Library at Tham Mírdain
STH/SH (Confused with SH: Sword-hall of Dol Guldur) Stoneheight
Shaka/Shak/Stairs Shakalush, the Stair Battle (Sometimes confused with the Grand Stair when referred to as Stairs)
Skum Skûmfil
SL Sunken Labyrinth
SS Sâri-surma (aka Glacier Fortress) or The Silent Street
ToO/Orthanc Tower of Orthanc
TotDT/TDT/Throne Throne of the Dread Terror
Turtle Filikul
Uru Urugarth
VM/Watcher The Vile Maw
Webs Webs of the Scuttledells
Woe Woe of the Willow
WP Warg-pens of Dol Guldur
WW/Wheels The Water Wheels: Nalâ-dûm


Add Additional Mob (The lesser mobs in a boss fight)
AoE Area of Effect
BPE Block/Parry/Evade
CC Crowd Control
CD Cooldown
CJ/FM Conjunction (Also known as a Fellowship Move/Maneuver)
DoT Damage over Time
DPS Damage per second
FT Force Taunt
HoT Healing over Time
ICMR In-combat morale regeneration
ICPR In-combat power regeneration
LOS Line of sight
MT Main Tank or Morale-tap
OT Off Tank
Pot A Potion that cures an effect or restores morale or power.
SI Stun Immunity, usually placed on the tank
ToT Threat over Time


21st The Twenty-first Hall
CD Carn Dûm (Instance)
CG Caras Galadhon
DA Dol Amroth
ER/WR East and West Rohan
GA Garth Agarwen
GF Gath Forthnír
HD Helm's Deep
LG Limlight Gorge
Loth Lothlórien
MD Michel Delving
MM Misty Mountains or Minas Morgul
Moors Ettenmoors
MT Minas Tirith
MW Mirkwood
ND North Downs
Osg Osgiliath
Pel Pelargir
Riv Rivendell
SB/WB South and West Bree
TH Thorin's Hall


#.#.# (eg. 1.2.11, 2.6.8) Epic Quest: Volume, Book, Chapter
EM Easy mode
HM Hard mode (Challenge Mode)
LFF Looking for fellowship
LFM Looking for more
MT Miss tell (Chat in the wrong channel)
PST Please send tell
PUG Pick-up group (A group with an open invitation to anyone)
QM Quest mode
T1, T2 Tier 1, Tier 2


Agi/Agil Agility
BPE Block, Parry, Evade
CD/CritD Critical Defence
CR/Crit Critical Rating
IH,OH Incoming Healing Rating, Outgoing Healing Rating
PM Physical Mastery or Physical Mitigation
Pmit Physical Mitigation
TM Tactical Mastery or Tactical Mitigation
Tmit Tactical Mitigation
Vit Vitality


COD Cash on delivery (by mail)
FTFT Free to first tell
Stack The maximum number of items for one inventory slot
WTB Want to buy
WTS Want to sell
WTT Want to trade


Mats Materials
SM Supreme Master


BoA Bind on Aquire
BoE Bind on Equip
LI Legendary Item
MC Mithril Coin
SoE Scroll of Empowerment
SM Skirmish Mark


AFK Away from Keyboard
AH Auction House
Bio Restroom break
DP Destiny Points
DKP Dragon Kill Points
F2P/FTP Free to Play
OP Over Powered
PC Player Character
NPC Non-player Character
PvP Player vs Player
PvMP Player vs Monster Player
HD Helm's Deep
MoM Mines of Moria
SoM Siege of Mirkwood
RoI Rise of Isengard
RoR Riders of Rohan
TP Turbine Point, no longer used, see LOTRO Point
U (#) Update number# (i.e. U18.2=Update 18.2)