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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.

Forochel Locations

Locations found within the region of Forochel are listed below.

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Icereave Mines



Connected Locations

Forochel Quests

Quests per Area, Ordered per Level Range

Area Levels Notes
Taur Orthon‎ 44 - 45 Quests
Itä-mâ 44 - 49 Quests 4 daily reputation quests with Lossoth of Forochel.
Länsi-mâ 46 - 50 Quests 2 daily reputation quests with Lossoth of Forochel.
Jä-rannit 47 - 50 Quests
Talvi-mûri 49 - 50 Quests 2 daily reputation quests with Lossoth of Forochel.
Sâri-surma 65 Quests World instance with level 65 IXP quests

A list of all Forochel quests, sorted as much as possible in the order they appear:

Itä-mâ (45-47)





Aiding the Champion

  1. My Sister's Sword [45]
  2. A Sword Shivered [47]

Gaining Favour

  1. Grudgingly-earned [45]
  2. Dwarves and Mammoths [46] Vector to Zigilzund

Lansi-mâ (47-50)


Aiding the Minstrel

  1. Three Sheets to the Wind [47]
  2. All Strung Out [48]




Faction with Thorin's Hall

Aiding the Burglar

  1. Lost My Marbles [47]
  2. Who Burgles the Burglar? [47]

Gaining Favour

Jä-rannit (47-48)

Quests from Sûri-kylä and Karhu-leiri

Aiding the Guardian

  1. The Finest Shield in the Land [47]
  2. Time for a New Shield [48]

Aiding the Captain

  1. An Unheralded Hero [48]
  2. Falling Standards [48]

Hirvi Herd

  1. The Hirvi-herd [47]
  2. Protecting the Herd [47]
  3. The Wayward Bull [48]

The Beacon

  1. Beacon in the Snow [47]
  2. Resupplying the Beacon [47]
  3. Under Attack [48]

Cold Weather

  1. Against the Cold [47]
  2. Warmer Winter [47]
  3. Winter Cleaning [48]


  1. Threat from the South [47]
  2. Grievous Cold [47]
  3. A Chill Wind [48]


Repeatable quests from Karhu-leiri (no xp).


  1. The Jewel of Ice [48]
  2. The Ransom of Angmar [48]
  3. Claiming the Jewel [49]
  4. Treasure of the Lossoth [49]

Talvi-mûri (49-50)

Quests from Kuru-leiri, Hylje-leiri and Sûri-kylä

Aiding the Hunter

  1. Thurmaer's Lucky Arrow [49]
  2. On the Road to Misfortune [49]


  1. The Frozen War [48] (opens up swift travel between Sûri-kylä and Kuru-leiri)
  2. Hunters in the Blinding White [48]
  3. He Who Leads [49]


  1. Slaves of the Ice [49]
  2. Exiles of Winter [49]
  3. Cold as Death [50]


Repeatable quests from Hylje-leiri (no xp).

The Lost Fellowship

After aiding the Lost Fellowship throughout Forochel (see Aiding quests above)

See also

For more detail, see Forochel Quests
Forochel Quests(6 C, 96 P)

Forochel Deeds

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Forochel Deeds Overview
Deed Type Virtue Experience Title LP Rep Faction Details
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
Forochel Deeds(5 C, 2 P)

Forochel Titles

For all titles obtainable for this region, see Forochel Titles
Forochel Titles(4 C, 2 P)

Forochel Reputations

Forochel Creatures

Forochel Creatures(148 P, 1 F)

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

Roving Threats

The following Roving Threat Creatures are found roaming this region:


Crafting Tier(s):

Master (T5): Ancient Iron Deposit, Ancient Silver Deposit, Exceptional Hide, Ancient Vase
*Note: There are no wood nodes in Forochel

Crafting Facilities:

Great Lodge of Sûri-kylä
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 Sápmi and the indigenous people of Scandinavia, the Sámi. Sápmi 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

See also Forochel - Lossoth - Finnish - Nomenclature


Map of Forochel Map of Forochel Topography

Detailed Maps

Map of Forochel POIs Map of Forochel Named Creatures Map of Forochel Artifacts