Boilerplate:Location Areas

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You are about to create an article for a new location page, also referred to as a Point of Interest.
There are multiple types of locations -- those which are marked on the large, in-game map (M), and those which are not.
Select the boilerplate below as appropriate:


The most common type of location or Point of Interest for which you will be creating an article.
Once it is 'discovered' it is usually marked with a red flag on the large, in-game map (M). Example: Bag End.
These Landmarks are typically goals of various Explorer Deeds.


A city, village, or encampment - a "settlement" always has some services.
Larger or more important settlements are often marked with blue icons on the large, in-game map. Examples: Bree, Waymeet, Adso's Camp.


Any building that may be entered. Examples:
Interiors are normally directly related to a specific Landmark or Point of Interest.


Sections of the game separated out of the main world for quests or story-telling, as public dungeons, private fellowship or solo instances, skirmishes or massive raids. For a category of all see: Category:Instances. Instances may be entered via the Instance Finder window. Examples: Great Barrow: The Maze, Glinghant, Urugarth.

Areas and Regions are defined by Turbine and are usually delineated in the Press Releases, Release Announcements and the actual Release Notes. They are only found in Expansions and Major updates. Areas and Regions are normally quite static and rarely need creation.


A typically large section of a region.
Areas are not marked with red flags on the map but the system message when entering an area always reads in yellow. Example: The Hill within The Shire.
All Areas are part of Category: Political Geography


A large geographic area comprised of multiple Areas, such as Bree-land or The Shire. At present, there are just 30 regions, they are defined by Turbine and may change with "Expansions," and they are found in one of the four "lands" of Middle-earth.

Fill out the suggested details; if something essential is missing, add a {{Stub/X}} where X may be Image, Location, Other, etc., so that others may find and complement your submission. The templates will automatically add the location to the correct Lotro-Wiki Category; however, you may want to manually add the location to e.g. Public Dungeons, Ruins, etc.

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{{Infobox Areas
|name        = {{subst:PAGENAME}}
|region      = 
|dungeons    = [[]] 
|landmarks   = [[]] <br> [[]] <br> [[]] <br> [[]] <br> [[]] <br> [[]]
|settlements = [[]]
|areas       = [[]]
|levels      = 
|restier     = 
[[File:{{subst:PAGENAME}}.jpg|center|400px]]<br clear="all"/>{{toc-right}}
== Location ==
'''{{subst:PAGENAME}}''' is an area within [[region]]. 

Write a small description about what this area is about or what can be found here that is of interest, include its connecting areas, no lore.

== Settlements ==
The following [[settlements]] are found within this area:
* [[]]

== Landmarks ==
These [[landmarks]] are located within {{subst:PAGENAME}}:
* [[]]

== NPCs ==
''See [[:Category:{{subst:PAGENAME}} NPCs|list of all NPCs]] within {{subst:PAGENAME}}''<br>
* [[]]   <!-- ONLY if they are not bound to a landmark or settlement -->
OR use {{:Category:{{subst:PAGENAME}} NPCs}}

== Quests ==
''See "[[:Category:{{subst:PAGENAME}} Quests|starting quests]]" and the landmarks for more quests''<br>
* [] [[Quest:|]] OR use {{:Category:{{subst:PAGENAME}} Quests}}
* [] [[Quest:|]]

== Creatures ==
The following [[creatures]] are found within this area:
* [[]]

== Maps ==
[[File:REGION map.jpg|400px|Map of REGION]]<br clear="all"/>

== Lore ==
: ''<if any>''



Notice: When Area and Settlement are the same, use the Boilerplate:Location Settlements because that is the intuitive resolution from a players perspective. Manually add the page to the area-category it should pertain to. Maybe add a comment in the initial paragraphs. Always add a comment on the fact to the talk-page of the location.