The Lone-lands is a region found within the land of Eriador.
The Lone-lands are located between Bree-land and the Trollshaws, along the Great East Road. In ancient times, this was part of the Kingdom of Rhudaur, but today Lone-lands are little more than a savage wilderness. Recently, hordes of goblins, half-orcs, orcs, crebain and wargs have overrun the land, in service to the White Hand and Angmar.
The most regal and prominent feature of the Lone-lands rises above the road like a symbol of the land’s sad legacy: Weathertop. Once known as Amon Sûl (Sindarin for Hill of the Wind), it was a proud tower of vision and vigilance and the home of the strongest palantír of the north. However, it fell in battle to the Witch-king of Angmar, and has sat derelict in the wild since then. Today, countless orcs prowl through the place’s rubble, and the few Rangers who defend it cannot often deter them.
- Levels: 22 - 35
- Factions: The Eglain
- Crafting: Journeyman, Expert, Artisan
- Neighbouring: Bree-land, Trollshaws, Cardolan
- Introduced: The Lord of the Rings Online: Shadows of Angmar, April 2007
(Ordered by main quest-level)
The Weather Hills
- Camp: Candaith's Encampment: Stable-master, Camp Site Fire
- PoI: Weathertop - known as Amon Sûl
- Quests: mainly 22 - 23
- Tavern: The Forsaken Inn: Stable-master, Milestone, Mailbox, Tasks Bulletin Board, Tavern Keep/Healer, armour and weapon vendors
- Dungeon: Inn of the Forsaken
- Quests: mainly 22 - 27
- Camp Site Fire
- Quests: mainly 23 - 24
- Town: Ost Guruth:
- Dungeons: Iorvinas: Heavy Armoursmith
- Quests: mainly 25 - 30
- Quests: mainly 27 - 30
- Quests: mainly 30 - 35 - (Fellowship)
For more detail, see Lone-lands Quests
|Lone-lands Deeds||Lone-lands Titles|
|Creature Shard Drops|
|These creatures are tougher and have a high chance to drop a shard that can be used in crafting more advanced recipes.
- Journeyman, Expert and Artisan
- Journeyman: Annunlos, Minas Eriol, The Weather Hills
- Expert: Agamaur, Haragmar, Nain Enidh, Talath Gaun
- Artisan: Harloeg
First of all it should be noted that the extent of the Lone-lands is debated. Probably the name once was synonymous with Eriador. However, today we know the Lone-lands as Hobbits and Bree-men knew it: the wilderness east of Bree, something inconvenient that lines the Great East Road. This section discusses the more narrow scope.
While the Lone-lands as such is little told of in Tolkien's works (it was not mentioned at all until later editions of The Hobbit and not at all in The Lord of the Rings) three of its locations are mentioned: the Forsaken Inn, Weathertop, and the Last Bridge. The history of Weathertop reveals much about the history of the Lone-lands: Elendil built the "Tower of Amon Sûl" in II 3320, when the North-kingdom of Arnor was young. It housed the chief palantír that was used to communicate across the vast kingdom. In III 861, when Arnor broke apart, Arthedain claimed possession of the Tower and the palantír, but from then on the three Arnorian parts disagreed on its future. Facing many threats, Weathertop was overthrown by Angmar in III 1409 and was destroyed and burnt to ashes; however, the witch-king failed to lay hands on the palantír (though it was later lost at sea).
The Great East Road runs through the Lone-lands like an artery, and it has served more than one ancient kingdom as highway and borderline. Thousands of years ago, it connected the Dúnedain kingdom of Arnor –sister kingdom of Gondor– to Rivendell, the Misty Mountains, and lands east. Throughout its lifetime, its travellers have added wealth to residents along the Road who provided services of all sorts.
Ref: Originally from http://www.lotro.com/gameinfo/heros-guides/336-feature-article-heros-guide-to-the-lone-lands, but also captured at legacy.zam.com
Detailed Lone-lands maps
|Settlements, Areas and Landmarks of the Lone-lands
|Areas:||Agamaur • Annunlos • Garth Agarwen • Haragmar • Harloeg • Minas Eriol • Nain Enidh • Talath Gaun • The Weather Hills|
|Settlements:||The Forsaken Inn • Ost Guruth|
|Landmarks:||Amon Ros • Barad Dhorn • Barad Iachiant • Bleakrift • Candaith's Encampment • The Circle of Blood • Dol Vaeg • Echad Sûl • Eglain Camp • The Forsaken Inn • Garth Agarwen Gate • Glumhallow • Gondrinn • Iorvinas • Ivar's Crypt • The Last Bridge • The Lornspan • Mithrenost • Naerost • Nan Dhelu • Nindor • Ost Cyrn • Ost Haer • Ost Laden • The Outer Gates • Skirmish Camp • Spring of the Red Maid • Thandobel • Tornstones • Weatherfoot • Weathertop
|Interiors:||Barad Dhorn • The Forsaken Inn • The Lore-tower|
|Instances:||Garth Agarwen: Arboretum • Garth Agarwen: Barrows • Garth Agarwen: Fortress • Inn of the Forsaken|
|Regions within the Land of Eriador
|Angmar • Bree-land • Cardolan • Dunland • Enedwaith • Ered Luin • Eregion • Ettenmoors • Evendim • Forochel • Gap of Rohan • Lone-lands • Misty Mountains • Nan Curunír • North Downs • Swanfleet • The Shire • Trollshaws|