Ered Luin

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Ered Luin is located in the far west of Eriador, north-west of and connected to the Shire. The Blue Mountains, as they are known in Westron, are dominated by dwarves descending from the exile king Thráin II and by elves who used to live in Edhelion but now are established in the south along river Lhûn.

Ered Luin has a long history, though not prominent nor prosperous in any way, being just a remote mountain ridge it did not attract much interest. This did not change when Thráin and his son Thorin Oakenshield arrived, only iron could be mined there. However the Dwarves of the Blue Mountains remained in the region, side by side with elves gathering wood used for their white ships and running famous vineyards long since.

However, Thorin left Ered Luin and together with a throng of dwarves, Gandalf and a famous burglar he tried to reclaim his father's lost treasures; Thorin completed his quest but died. However, in our story he had made a Dourhand the Master of Thorin's Hall and with that background a new dwarf or elf character enters the starter area in Ered Luin.


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In the beginning Ered Luin (Sindarin for "mountains, blue") was an unbroken mountain ridge, a natural border between Eriador and Beleriand. The elves who settled in Lindon named it Ered Lindon. Also dwarves settled here but these settlements were destroyed in the War of Wrath when the mountains were brought apart and river Lhûn broke through them to the Grey Havens, which survived and remained an elven harbour.

Much later Thráin II established himself in northern Ered Luin when he was exiled by Smaug the dragon. Probably many of his righteous folk moved back to the Lonely Mountain (Erebor) when Thorin Oakenshield retook the domain about 77 years ago (Lotro time); that would explain a wake in which much of the decadent happenings now are taking place.


Thorin's Hall



Notable Locations


Player housing in Ered Luin is provided in two styles:



Thorin's Gate
Low Lands



Haudh Lin


  • Quests: mainly 10 - 12

Limael's Vineyard

Low Lands

Rath Teraig

  • Quests: mainly 12

Refuge of Edhelion

  • Intro Quests (Dwarf/Elf): 1 - 3

Thorin's Gate

Vale of Thrain

Connected To



Craft-fairs: Thorin's Hall - The Maker's Hall, Celondim's Crafting Terrace, Duillond, Gondamon, Crafting Hall (Thorin's Gate)

Resource Tiers

Named Creatures List

Each of these creatures is the rare, signature, tougher, named version and all have a high change to drop a rare shard used in crafting.


Ered Luin

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Thorin's Gate

Map of Thorin's Gate

Category Overview

List of everything in region:

Settlements, Areas and Landmarks of Ered Luin
Settlements: CelondimDuillondGondamonNoglondThorin's Hall
Areas: FalathlornFalathlorn HomesteadsHaudh LinKheledûlLimael's VineyardLow LandsRath TeraigRefuge of EdhelionThorin's GateThorin's Hall HomesteadsVale of Thrain
Landmarks: Amon ThancThe BergholdClovenvaleCrookdellDol Ringwest The EastwayEdhelion WatchEmyn HoedhThe Festival ArenaThe Festival GardenFrerin's CourtThe GrimwaterHunter's NotchKheledûl DocksLimael's VineyardMirkstone TunnelsNen HilithNorthern BarricadeOrodostRingdaleRivergate WatchRockbelly PitSarnúrSilver DeepSkirmish CampSkorgrím's TombSouthern BarricadeSpire of KheledûlTalath OndrenTham GelairThrushstonesThorin's GatesThrasi's LodgeTreasure Field Base CampTum AgorThe WardspireWinterheight
Regions of Eriador
AngmarBree-landDunland (Gap of RohanNan Curunír) • EnedwaithEred LuinEregionEttenmoorsEvendimForochelThe Lone-landsThe Misty MountainsThe North DownsThe ShireThe Trollshaws