The Last Homely House

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The Last Homely House
Region: Trollshaws
Area: Rivendell
Location: [29.6S, 3.3W]
Last Homely House (Central Courtyard Towards Statue).jpg


The Last Homely House is an interior and a landmark within Rivendell, in the Trollshaws. [29.6S, 3.3W]

Elf-lord Elrond's residence is located east-most of the valley, just at the Falls of Imladris by the foot of the Misty Mountains. This is where, at sunset, the sky turns pink and yellow, and the hills glow.

The Last Homely House welcomes guests, scholars, and adventurers in need. Here they will meet many of the best known characters from Tolkien's works, and here Elrond and his elves provide quests and advice. Among services are especially noted Elrond's Library with many studies and scholar trainers, the Scholar's Guild-hall, and the oven with its staff inside the Hall of Fire.

"Frodo was now safe in the Last Homely House east of the Sea. That house was, as Bilbo had long ago reported, 'a perfect house, whether you like food or sleep, or story-telling or singing, or just sitting and thinking best, or a pleasant mixture of them all'. Merely to be there was a cure for weariness, fear, and sadness." — The Fellowship of the Ring, Tolkien


Notice: Each interior within this house individually lists quests, NPCs, and more, pertaining to it. This page is about the common areas of the house and its immediate outside. See Rivendell for a summary of quests, services, and NPCs throughout the valley.

Services

Crafting

NPCs

See also "list of NPCs" within the house and its interiors

Indoors

Services & Supplies

Ground Floor (Central Courtyard)

NPC Function
ElfM.png Cachúnir Elves of Rivendell - Barter & Quest
HumanF.png Celia Greenweed Consumables Trader
ElfM.png Maladmil Vault-keeper
ElfF.png Ormbes Escrow Broker
ElfM.png Salabdúr Healer
ElfF.png Failloth Quest

Class Traders

First Floor — Level 50 armour sets

NPC Function
HobbitM.png Heribert Sandheaver Beorning Trader
HobbitM.png Garivald Sandheaver Brawler Trader
HumanM.png Allan Threespot Burglar Trader
HumanF.png Dora Thatcher Captain Trader
HobbitM.png Tad Boffin Champion Trader
HumanF.png Hope Redfern Guardian Trader
Dwarf.png Athils Hunter Trader
HumanF.png Angoleth Lore-master Trader
HobbitF.png Blossom Brockhouse Minstrel Trader
ElfF.png Indis Rune-keeper Trader
HobbitM.png Till Bramble Warden Trader

Others

NPC Function
ElfM.png Laegbrannon Quest instance
ElfF.png Aranelleth Quest instance
Elf.png Townsperson
Elf.png Gardener
ElfM.png Dancer
ElfM.png Minstrel


Outdoors

Services

NPC Function Coords
ElfF.png Aegúrel Town Crier [29.6S, 3.7W]
ElfM.png Gwingloth Clerk of Kinships [29.9S, 3.4W]
ElfF.png Digloriel Keeper of Gifts - Anniversary [29.7S, 3.7W]
ElfF.png Norien Keeper of Gifts - Anniversary [29.7S, 3.7W]

Class Trainers

NPC Function Coords
HobbitM.png Elmo Brown Burglar Trainer [29.9S, 3.3W]
ElfF.png Elwen Lore-master Trainer [29.6S, 3.4W]
ElfM.png Bailinn Minstrel Trainer [29.8S, 3.4W]
ElfF.png Cerebthos Rune-keeper Trainer [29.7S, 3.5W]

Others

NPC Function Coords
ElfM.png Barbethnir Quest [29.9S, 3.5W]
ElfF.png Faimir Quest [29.9S, 3.7W]
ElfM.png Malellam Explorer of Eregion - Quest [29.8S, 3.4W]
ElfM.png Pethelen Quest [29.9S, 3.5W]

Quests

The Last Homely House Exterior

See "starting quests" and the interiors for more quests
See also quests from class trainers and crafting vendors
Starting:
Indoors

Outdoors

Involving:
Indoors:

Outdoors:


Interiors and Facilities

Notice: The different interiors within this section individually list quests, services, NPCs, and more, which pertain to each of them.

Ground Floor

Bilbo's Room December 24th

Bilbo's Room

Bilbo's Room December 24th is found at the ground floor in the southern wing of Elrond's house.

There are the chambers where Bilbo Baggins has been living the recent years. Now Gandalf, Frodo, and his hobbit friends are resting in Bilbo's chambers.

  • Famous legends and quests


The Hall of Fire

The Hall of Fire

The Hall of Fire is found in the northern wing at the ground floor of Elrond's house.

There, Bilbo Baggins and Lindir trade riddles, and Elf-singers praise the beautiful Imladris, as do the elves at the upper levels.


Laerdan's Chamber

Laerdan's Chamber

Laerdan's Chamber is found in northern wing of the ground floor, of Elrond's house.

This is the chamber in which Laerdan rested after being freed from the tortures of Amarthiel. Visitors may enter while having quests pertaining to the chamber.



East Porch

First Floor

East Porch

East Porch is a found on the first floor of Elrond's house, furthest to the east of the walkways. In the open air meetings may be held, very hard to eavesdrop with the roaring Falls of Imladris seemingly an arms-length away.

Gobeth Teithian, the Archive of Traceries

Gobeth Teithian

Gobeth Teithian, the Archive of Traceries is found on the northern wing, of Elrond's house.

Inside, there is an NPC who barters Legendary Items and Enhancement Runes for Ancient Scripts. There are also many shelves where to barter for Traceries.


Scholar's Guild-hall

Scholar's Guild-hall

The Scholar's Guild-hall is found on the first floor of the southern wing of Elrond's house.

Just by being inside the guild-hall counts as being near a study.



Elrond's Library

Second Floor

Elrond's Library

Elrond's Library is found on the southern wing of the second floor of Elrond's house.

This magnificent library is housing books, lore, and artefacts in a huge hall built in two levels. This is where Elrond Halfelven feels most comfortable, at the lower level of the library.


Tham Send, the Hall of Rest

Tham Send

Tham Send, the Hall of Rest is located on the northern wing of the second floor of Elrond's house.

Within this hall Elrond nursed Hithgol for more than 3,000 years, as well as any new High Elf character. Guests may visit Tham Send, but Elrond has retreated to his library.

Lore

Late in May, III 2941, Bilbo Baggins arrived to Rivendell together with Gandalf, Thorin Oakenshield and his throng. They were on their way to slay a dragon and reclaim a kingship.
On October 11, III 3018, Frodo Baggins were brought to Rivendell, and his hobbit friends eventually reached the Last Homely House as well. Here they came to stay for a little more than two months, until the Company of the Ring was formed, properly prepared, and they departed for the journey towards the east.


"In the protected Valley of Rivendell, near the western slopes of the Misty Mountains stands the legendary House of Elrond, home to generations of noble Elves and a refuge for certain weary travellers in these dark days. Often called "The Last Homely House", this large and beautiful dwelling has been a tranquil yet well-protected and strongly-guarded refuge for as long as most memories can recall. Indeed, the Valley of Rivendell has been the home to Elrond and his people since well before the beginning of the Third Age, more than 3,000 years past. The house itself is expansive, with a seemingly endless array of rooms, libraries, gardens and other tranquil spaces. The dominant room in the home is The Hall of Fire, a large, pillared room so-named for the tremendous hearth in which a roaring fire is ever-burning. The Hall of Fire is a place of quiet reflection for most hours of the day, but is also a vibrant gathering place for lively song and storytelling in times of celebration. It is said that old Bilbo Baggins himself, now a resident of the House of Elrond in Rivendell, often frequents The Hall of Fire for a bit of writing, and, if truth be told, even more bits of napping.
"It is here, within the House of Elrond, that the Fellowship of the Ring was recently formed, and from which the journey to destroy the One Ring in the fires of Mount Doom is about to depart. Elrond, the wise counsellor and master of Rivendell remains here, available to provide guidance and counsel to travellers from distant lands. Adventurers who find themselves in Rivendell would be well-advised to spend as much time as can be spared there to enjoy and explore the house and its grounds, for there are also many celebrated guests staying under Elrond's care and protection at this time. Much can be learned from speaking with those who dwell within, as well as from spending time in the expansive library and marveling at the collected treasures displayed throughout.
"The design of Rivendell and its surrounding valley for (Lotro) was inspired by drawings made by Professor Tolkien himself." — Lorebook


"In describing Elrond's house as homley, Tolkien refers to what the "Oxford English Dictionary" describes as 'characteristic of home as the place where one receives kind treatment; kind; kindly.'" — The Annotated Hobbit, Tolkien and annotated by Douglas A. Anderson



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