Bruinen Gorges

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Areas-icon.png Bruinen Gorges
Region: The Trollshaws
Dungeon(s): Nurath
Landmark(s): Bear Dens
Narlinn's Post
Ost Thondol
Settlement(s): Thorenhad
High Moor
Nan Tornaeth
South Trollshaws
Tâl Bruinen
Levels: Mainly 36
Resource tier: Artisan
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Bruinen Gorges is an area within The Trollshaws in the southern central region.

This area encompasses the Great East Road between South Trollshaws and the Bruinen river and High Moor beyond, and between the southern Tâl Bruinen and the northern Nan Tornaeth. The main road is fairly safe to travel by day aside from the stray wild animal, however at night stone-trolls wander the paths, as well as the wilds, making passage much more dangerous. The smaller roads and paths are considerably more dangerous as well, for Bruinen Gorges is home to trolls, bears, deer, wolves, and other creatures. This area is known for its towering rock formations and autumnal forests, as well as its troll-cave and wolf dens.

Centrally located is the outpost of Thorenhad, where Elf-scouts charged by Elrond are watching over the Trollshaws. There his sons Elladan and Elrohir are aiding the scouts, as well as welcoming adventurers opposing the Enemy. Thorenhad affords visitors with basic services and armament vendors, and there are a milestone and a stable-master who provides a handful of rides to the surrounding areas.



The following settlements are found within this area:


These landmarks are located within Bruinen Gorges:



See list of all NPCs within Bruinen Gorges

NPC Function Coords
ElfM.png Arrod Quest [33.8S, 14.6W]
ElfM.png Pothlorn Quest (also Supplier) [31.9S, 13.3W]


Bear Dens
Narlinn's Post

See "starting quests" and the landmarks for more quests

Quest Chains:

Prerequisite: completion of A Gift from the Dwarves
Scouting the Bruinen Gorges
1. [35] Scouts Among the Bruinen Gorges

Completing this quest opens up two questchains at Narlinn's Post:

An Elf-swain's Lament

  1. [36] A Perfect Feather
  2. [36] From Thorenhad
  3. [36] Trolls in the Shaws
  4. [36] Into the Cave
  5. [36] Word of Warning

Wolves in the Shadows

  1. [36] A Snarling Threat
  2. [36] The Wolves of Drauglad

After both questchains have been completed, the rest of the main chain is unlocked:
2. [36] The Sons of Elrond
3. [36] Wolves at Their Backs
4. [36] Ost Thondol

Next: Abominations

All of the following quests are Landscape quests acquired from defeating one of the target creatures in the Bruinen Gorges.


Ost Thondol

The following creatures are found within this area:


Click for larger image Topographic map of the Trollshaws


Arrod keeps watch for threats from his camp The banks of the Bruinen River prior to High Moor A ruined set of columns give a glimpse into a time long ago The road through the Bruinen Gorges A secluded pond on the border of Nan Tornaeth A set of unnamed ruins within the wilds of the Bruinen Gorges The autumnal forests are a pleasant contrast to the threats in the area