Ered Luin is a region found within the land of Eriador.
(Sindarin for Blue Mountains) 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.
- Level: 1 - 15
- Factions: Thorin's Hall and The Ale Association
- Crafting: Apprentice (T1), Journeyman (T2)
- Introduced: The Lord of the Rings Online: Shadows of Angmar, April 2007
Ered Luin Locations
Locations found within the region of Ered Luin are listed below.
- The Shire to the east
Ered Luin Quests
This region quest page needs a table like Bree-land Quests!
- For more detail, see Ered Luin Quests
Ered Luin Deeds
|Ered Luin Deeds Overview|
|Deeds of Ered Luin||Meta||+2000||1,200||Thorin's Hall||Complete 2 meta deeds and 1 quest deed|
|Explorer of Ered Luin||Meta||+2000||900||Thorin's Hall||Complete 4 explorer deeds|
|Slayer of Ered Luin||Meta||+2000||900||Thorin's Hall||Complete 5 slayer deeds in Ered Luin|
|Elf-ruins Exploration||Explorer||+2000||5||500||Thorin's Hall||Find 5 Elvish ruins in Ered Luin|
|Places of the Dwarves||Explorer||+2000||5||500||Thorin's Hall||Find 5 dwarvish points of interest in Ered Luin|
|Rath Teraig Exploration||Explorer||+2000||5||500||Thorin's Hall||Find points of interest in Rath Teraig|
|Scouting the Dourhands||Explorer||+2000||5||500||Thorin's Hall||Find the Dourhand camps in Ered Luin|
|Ally of Ered Luin||Quest||+2000||10||300||Thorin's Hall||Complete 10 quests in Ered Luin|
|Defender of Ered Luin||Quest||+2000||10||500||Thorin's Hall||Complete 20 quests in Ered Luin|
|Hero of Ered Luin||Quest||+4000||15||700||Thorin's Hall||Complete 30 quests in Ered Luin|
|Brigand-slayer||Slayer||Defender of the Halls||5||500||Thorin's Hall||Defeat 30 Dourhand dwarves in Ered Luin|
|Brigand-slayer (Advanced)||Slayer||+2000||10||700||Thorin's Hall||Defeat 60 Dourhand dwarves in Ered Luin|
|Goblin-slayer||Slayer||Guardian of Ered Luin||5||500||Thorin's Hall||Defeat 30 goblins in Ered Luin|
|Goblin-slayer (Advanced)||Slayer||+2000||10||700||Thorin's Hall||Defeat 60 goblins in Ered Luin|
|Hendroval-slayer||Slayer||Feather-foe||5||500||Thorin's Hall||Defeat 20 hendrevail in Ered Luin|
|Hendroval-slayer (Advanced)||Slayer||+2000||10||700||Thorin's Hall||Defeat 40 hendrevail in Ered Luin|
|Spider-slayer||Slayer||Web-slasher||5||500||Thorin's Hall||Defeat 30 spiders in Ered Luin|
|Spider-slayer (Advanced)||Slayer||+2000||10||700||Thorin's Hall||Defeat 60 spiders in Ered Luin|
|Wolf-slayer||Slayer||Wolf-tamer||5||500||Thorin's Hall||Defeat 30 wolves in Ered Luin|
|Wolf-slayer (Advanced)||Slayer||+2000||10||700||Thorin's Hall||Defeat 60 wolves in Ered Luin|
|Betrayer's Bane||Slayer||Betrayer's Bane||5||700||Thorin's Hall||Defeat 80 Dourhand dwarves in Sarnúr|
|Betrayer's Bane (Advanced)||Slayer||+2000||10||900||Thorin's Hall||Defeat 160 Dourhand dwarves in Sarnúr|
|Master of Beasts||Slayer||Master of Beasts||5||700||Thorin's Hall||Defeat 80 beasts in Sarnúr|
|Master of Beasts (Advanced)||Slayer||+2000||10||900||Thorin's Hall||Defeat 160 beasts in Sarnúr|
|Troll-kicker||Slayer||Troll-kicker||5||700||Thorin's Hall||Defeat 40 trolls in Sarnúr|
|Troll-kicker (Advanced)||Slayer||+2000||10||900||Thorin's Hall||Defeat 80 trolls in Sarnúr|
|Avenger of Sarnúr||Slayer||Avenger of Sarnúr||10||900||Thorin's Hall||Defeat the 6 leaders of Sarnúr|
- For more detail, see Ered Luin Deeds
Ered Luin Titles
- For all titles obtainable for this region, see Ered Luin Titles
Ered Luin Reputations
Ered Luin Creatures
Creature Shard Drops
- These Creatures are classified as a tougher version of their normal counterparts, either Signature or Rare.
- Each named creature has a good chance to drop a different type of Shard, a rare crafting material used for more advanced recipes.
- Apprentice (T1): Copper Deposit, Rowan Branches, Light Hide, Shattered Pitcher
- Journeyman (T2): Barrow-iron Deposit, Silver Deposit, Ash Branches, Medium Hide, Broken Urn
- Apprentice (T1): Falathlorn, Haudh Lin, Kheledûl, Low Lands, Thorin's Gate, Vale of Thrain
- Journeyman (T2): Haudh Lin, Rath Teraig
- All crafting areas contain facilities for all Professions except Farming.
- All facilities qualify as both "standard" and "superior".
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.
Ered Luin Detailed Maps
|Regions within the Land of Eriador|
|Angmar • Bree-land • Dunland • Enedwaith • Ered Luin • Eregion • Ettenmoors • Evendim • Forochel • The Lone-lands • The Misty Mountains • The North Downs • The Shire • The Trollshaws|