Forochel is a region found within the land of Eriador.
(Sindarin for Northern Ice) is a frozen tundra found in the northern-most region of Eriador, where the Blue Mountains form a massive barrier on the western border. These frost-bitten expanses surrounding the infamous Ice Bay lie encased by steep mountain sides but connects to the Great Sea to the north and beyond into the even more inhospitable Forodwaith.
Forochel will always be remembered for when King Arvedui escaped Fornost in III 1974, hid in dwarf-mines at the slopes of the Blue Mountains with his men, and eventually gained help from the Lossoth who right-fully feared Angmar's wrath. Círdan the Shipwright sent a ship west of the mountains for the King and it arrived in March III 1975. However, a great storm trapped the ship in the ice masses until it was broken, whether that was an act of the Witch-king of Angmar or not is unknown. The last King of Arnor and his men were lost, and so also the palantíri of Amon Sûl and of Annúminas. Today adventurers supporting the Free Peoples, as well as foes out of Angmar, are seeking other heirlooms that were lost but maybe lie waiting a finder under the snow.
- Levels: 44 - 50
- Factions: Lossoth of Forochel
- Crafting: Master (T5)
- Introduced: Book 13: Doom of the Last-king, April 2008
- Quest Pack: Quest Pack:Forochel or Quest Pack:Eriador Bundle
Locations found within the region of Forochel are listed below.
- For more detail, see Forochel Quests
|Forochel Deeds Overview|
|Deeds of Forochel||Meta||+2000||1,200||Lossoth of Forochel||Complete 2 meta deeds and 2 quest deeds|
|Explorer of Forochel||Meta||+2000||900||Lossoth of Forochel||Complete 2 explorer deeds|
|Slayer of Forochel||Meta||+2000||900||Lossoth of Forochel||Complete 6 slayer deeds in Forochel|
|Ancient Stones of Forochel||Explorer||+2000||5||500||Lossoth of Forochel||Find 5 ancient structures in Forochel|
|The Battle for Forochel||Explorer||+2000||5||500||Lossoth of Forochel||Find 4 Gauradan camps|
|Treasure of Forochel||Explorer||+2000||Treasure Seeker of Forochel||10||900||Lossoth of Forochel||Find Ancient Treasure in Forochel|
|Forochel Expeditionary||Quest||+2000||10||300||Lossoth of Forochel||Complete 10 quests in Forochel|
|Forochel Survivor||Quest||+2000||10||500||Lossoth of Forochel||Complete 20 quests in Forochel|
|Forochel Pioneer||Quest||+2000||15||700||Lossoth of Forochel||Complete 30 quests in Forochel|
|The Lost Fellowship||Quest||Hero of the Lost||5||700||Lossoth of Forochel||Aid the members of the lost fellowship|
|Roving Threats: Forochel's Roving Enemies||Quest||+2000||Roving Defender of Forochel||5||900||Lossoth of Forochel||Complete 4 Roving Threat quests in Forochel|
|Angmarim-slayer||Slayer||Angmar's Bane||5||500||Lossoth of Forochel||Defeat 100 Angmarim in Forochel|
|Angmarim-slayer (Advanced)||Slayer||+2000||10||700||Lossoth of Forochel||Defeat 200 Angmarim in Forochel|
|Dourhand-slayer||Slayer||Warden of the Mines||5||500||Lossoth of Forochel||Defeat 100 Dourhand Dwarves in Forochel|
|Dourhand-slayer (Advanced)||Slayer||+2000||10||700||Lossoth of Forochel||Defeat 200 Dourhand Dwarves in Forochel|
|Gauradan-slayer||Slayer||Repulser of Savages||5||500||Lossoth of Forochel||Defeat 100 Gauradan in Forochel|
|Gauradan-slayer (Advanced)||Slayer||+2000||10||700||Lossoth of Forochel||Defeat 200 Gauradan in Forochel|
|Grim-slayer||Slayer||The Ice-render||5||500||Lossoth of Forochel||Defeat 40 Grims in Forochel|
|Grim-slayer (Advanced)||Slayer||+2000||10||700||Lossoth of Forochel||Defeat 80 Grims in Forochel|
|Sabre-tooth Slayer||Slayer||Fang-breaker||5||500||Lossoth of Forochel||Defeat 100 Sabre-tooths in Forochel|
|Sabre-tooth Slayer (Advanced)||Slayer||+2000||10||700||Lossoth of Forochel||Defeat 200 Sabre-tooths in Forochel|
|Worm-slayer||Slayer||Wrath of Winter||5||500||Lossoth of Forochel||Defeat 100 Worms in Forochel|
|Worm-slayer (Advanced)||Slayer||+2000||10||700||Lossoth of Forochel||Defeat 200 Worms in Forochel|
|Totals (without Treasure & Roving Threats) :||+30000||140||12,200||Lossoth of Forochel|
|Totals (Treasure & Roving Threats) :||+4000||15||1,800||Lossoth of Forochel|
- For more detail, see Forochel Deeds
- For all titles obtainable for this region, see Forochel Titles
Each of these creatures is the rare, signature, tougher, named version and all have a high chance to drop rare shards used in crafting.
|Named Creatures :|
The following Roving Threat Creatures are found roaming this region:
- Master (T5): Ancient Iron Deposit, Ancient Silver Deposit, Exceptional Hide, Ancient Vase
- *Note: There are no wood nodes in Forochel
- All crafting areas contain facilities for all Professions except Farming.
- All facilities qualify as both "standard" and "superior".
Tribes of Men, known as Forodwaith, which also is the name of their land, have inhabited the frozen wastes of the north as far back as First Age. The extreme cold is a lingering remnant from the time when Melkor ruled out of Utumno, located in these areas. That stronghold was destroyed in the end of the First Age, during the War of Wrath, when Middle-earth was partly reshaped.
The Lossoth, Sindarin for "snow men" (or folk), re-settled at the Cape of Forochel but also camped around the shores of the Ice Bay. They had little contact with other folks and were both afraid and ignorant of newer weapons and other things of the south. However, they were known for mastering their environment, such as living in ice lodges, skating and using sleds.
A remarkable event happened when King Arvedui fled Angmar's rage and hid in dwarf mines in south-western Forochel, but those events are mentioned above.
Little more is known about these icy tundras and its sturdy inhabitants. Today players meet Lossoth who fear to once again meet the wrath of Angmar, though they are not afraid to stand up for their land.
Forochel was introduced to Lotro in 2008, with Book XIII - Doom of the Last-king. The developers loosely modeled this region on Lapland and the indigenous people of Scandinavia, the Sami. Lapland spans across the Arctic regions of Norway, Sweden, Finland and Russia. Many names and other terms are Finnish though the in-game voices are definitely not of Finnish origin.
Tolkien had a particular love for the Finnish language. He likened it to "discovering a complete wine-cellar filled with bottles of an amazing wine of a kind and flavour never tasted before". — The Letters of J.R.R. Tolkien
Here is a short primer on the beasts of Forochel:
- Norsu - mammoth
- Kilpa-kita - sabre-toothed tiger
- Peikko - white-furred Snow-beast
- Susi - white wolf
|Settlements, Areas and Landmarks of Forochel|
|Areas:||Itä-mâ • Jä-kuru • Jä-rannit • Länsi-mâ • Talvi-mûri • Taur Orthon|
|Settlements:||Kauppa-kohta • Kuru-leiri • Pynti-peldot • Sûri-kylä • Zigilgund|
|Landmarks:||4th Dwarf Channel • 7th Dwarf Channel • 10th Dwarf Channel • Barad Gaurhoth • Bregmor's Den • Great Lodge of Sûri-kylä • Halla-kolo • Hammastus-pesä • Hylje-leiri • Icereave Mines • The Ironspan • Jotunstath • Jä-reitti • Jänis-leiri • Karhu-leiri • Kibilzahar • Kissa-sari • Korkea-järvi • Leijona-kotin • The Lonesome Stones • Metsästä-sija • Norsu-hauta • Norsu-leiri • Näky-kolo • Peikko Cave • Pynti-leiri • Reodh Fuil • Sâri-surma • Skirmish Camp • Tûli-mäit • Vesi-paistâ • Voi-teltta|
|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|