Refuge of Edhelion

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Areas-icon.png Refuge of Edhelion
Region: Ered Luin
Thorin's Gate
Levels: Mainly 1 - 3

Refuge of Edhelion.jpg

The Refuge of Edhelion is an area within Ered Luin in the northern region. [14.4S, 101.1W]

Thousands of years before the events of Lotro take place the Elves of Lindon founded a refuge upon the slopes of Ered Luin, where wood for the White Ships was gathered and elven wine was made. Edhelion, it was called, and it was a place of contemplation and peace...until...

Today a new elf character begins the adventure in a quest instance that is set in Edhelion just about when the city is attacked by Skorgrím Dourhand, an evil dwarf-lord descended from the kings who once ruled the long-ruined kingdoms of the Blue Mountains, led his people, allied with goblins and trolls, against this elven refuge. Skorgrím wickedly believes that some relics will give him immortal life. Elrond introduces the new elf to Talagan Silvertongue, the Master of Edhelion, who eventually sacrifices himself to defeat Skorgrím, but Edhelion is abandoned in respect for its many fallen defenders. See Edhelion for historical details and obsolete introduction quests.

About 600 years after the Dourhand assault on Edhelion and abandonment, Elrond has a dream which, together with his knowledge of the state in Thorin's Hall, makes him send his two sons Elladan and Elrohir on an expedition to Edhelion to investigate. As well new elves and dwarves appear in the Middle-earth not far from the Refuge of Edhelion, at Edhelion Watch, where they meet the brothers and experience the introduction quests, which occur about two years before the current period.

In the current time the Refuge of Edhelion is a solemn place; those who travel here contemplate over the evils of the past, or they meditate over recent timings that stir up painful memories and brooding presentiments.


Players experience the Refuge at three points in time, but unlike other places where this occurs, can only go forward in time as they work through the introductory story line, and cannot go back to revisit an earlier time.


Entrance from Thorin's Gate

During the Dourhand assault on the Refuge of Edhelion:

NPC Function Coords
ElfM.png Dorongúr Whitethorn Quest
ElfM.png Edhelben Quest
Elrond.png Elrond Quest
ElfM.png Talagan Silvertongue Quest
Elf.png Guard (Free Peoples) Scenery
Elf.png Watcher Scenery

During the Elvish/Dwarf expedition to Skorgrim's Tomb:

NPC Function Coords
ElfF.png Dorniel Quest [14.4S, 101.1W]
ElfM.png Dorongúr Whitethorn Quest [14.1S, 100.7W]
ElfF.png Naithriel Quest [14.4S, 100.7W]

During the current period:

NPC Function Coords
ElfF.png Lendasil Quest - Festival [14.1S, 100.7W]


Sunset over Edhelion


During the Dourhand assault on the Refuge of Edhelion:

During the Elvish/Dwarf expedition to Skorgrim's Tomb:


During the Elvish/Dwarf expedition to Skorgrim's Tomb:

During the current period:


Crushed library of Edhelion

The following creatures are found within this area:

During the Dourhand assault on the Refuge of Edhelion:

During the current period:


Map of Thorin's Gate Map of Ered Luin Topographic map of Ered Luin


Edhelion under Skorgrím's attack Pond in ancient Edhelion Interior of Edhelion before it fell Library in Edhelion before it was destroyed