Rivendell

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Areas-icon.png Rivendell
Region: Trollshaws
Landmark(s): The Bridge of Rivendell
Elrond's Stables
The Falls of Imladris
The Forges of Rivendell
The Guest Rooms
The Haven of Orladion
Hidhuinen
Imdolen
Imlad Gelair
The Last Homely House
The Market of Rivendell
Skirmish Camp
The Spire of Meeting
Auction Faire of Rivendell
North Gate of Rivendell
Connecting
Area(s):
High Moor
Misty Mountains:
Bruinen Source West
Levels: Mainly 37 - 40
Rivendell Valley.jpg


Rivendell is an area within the Trollshaws, in the north-eastern region.

This area is in itself one of the largest Elven settlements in Middle-earth, and certainly one of the most renowned. 3,000 years ago, Elrond Halfelven founded the Elven refuge within the Trollshaws, also known as Imladris (Sindarin for Deep Valley of the Cleft). It lies nestled in the valley of the Bruinen river, which flows down the face of the Misty Mountains in the north-east, through the valley and southwestwards through a narrow cleft, impassable for both friend and foe. In the south a path winds itself up and through a rift in the mountains reaches High Moor, and in the north a similar path leads north-east to the Misty Mountains past Imdolen. The few enemies who perhaps have a vague idea of where the mythical Rivendell is located would find it impossible to conquer the well trained elves who guard its two passages.

In October 3018 III, Frodo Baggins, Gandalf, Strider, and their friends were rescued from the nine Nazgûl at the Ford of Bruinen by Elf-lord Glorfindel and many elves. They were rapidly brought to Elrond's house, Frodo being in serious need of healing, and the others to rest and eat. The four hobbits soon realized that they were in quite a pickle, entangled in adventures much larger and more dangerous than they could have guessed. Throughout the Epic storyline, Rivendell is an important hub for many events. Here supporters of the Free Peoples find shelter before they set out on diversions or adventures which will in one way or the other support the Company of the Ring.

Notice: Some services are found within the Last Homely House but services and facilities are provided at locations throughout the valley. This page provides a summary but each location page list its details individually. Some of these locations are allowed to comprise a somewhat larger section than what is noticed at the in-game map, just to provide the better information about that section.

Services

The Falls of Imladris
The Bridge of Rivendell
The Haven of Orladion
North Gate of Rivendell
Imdolen
Hidhuinen
Rivendell Skirmish Camp

Mailboxes

Travelling

Crafting
The Forges of Rivendell [28.5S, 6.2W]

The Last Homely House [28.6S, 3.3W]

Imlad Gelair [32.2S, 2.1W]

Reputation

NPCs

See "list of NPCs" within the area
NPCs below are found throughout the valley, unbound to any location

NPC Function Coords
Services
ElfF.png Glorielhen Notary [29.5S, 3.9W]
ElfF.png Taidbes Sage of Eriador [29.5S, 3.8W]
Class Trainers
HumanM.png Heath Wheaton Captain Trainer [28.8S, 4.2W]
ElfF.png Mallenhadh Hunter Trainer [29.9S, 5.9W]
Others
ElfM.png Anhebir Quest [30.9S, 5.3W]
Glorfindel.png Glorfindel Quest [30.1S, 3.1W]
ElfM.png Golhador Quest [27.0S, 5.5W]
ElfM.png Ringhul Quest [29.8S, 5.4W]
Elf.png Townsperson

Locational Major Services

Quests

See "starting quests" and the locations for more quests

Starting:

Epic quests

Involving:

Civic Structures and Facilities

Notice: Each location within this section individually lists quests, NPCs, and more, pertaining to it


Ground Floor

The Last Homely House

The Last Homely House

The Last Homely House is Lord Elrond's residence, located east-most of the valley. [29.6S, 3.3W]

There visitors will meet the most famous legends of Tolkien's fictional world, and there Elrond provides advice and quests. Services are found at all three floors and most notably are Elrond's Library and the Scholar's Guild-hall.


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.



First Floor

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 is an Elf who barters Legendary Items and Enhancement Runes for Ancient Scripts. There are also many objects which allow visitors 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.



Second Floor

Elrond's Library

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.


Auction Faire of Rivendell

Auction Faire

The Auction Faire of Rivendell is found in the north-east of Rivendell. [29.0S, 3.1W]

The auctioneers of Rivendell have found a safe plaza, sheltered by rocks north of the Last Homely House, serving as an outdoor Auction House. A mailbox is conveniently located here as well.



Elrond's Stables

Elrond's Stables

Elrond's Stables are located in the western part of the valley. [29.3S, 6.7W]

The stables are located furthest to the west of the valley, west of the Market and north of the Bruinen river. Stable-master Ladrochan is selling swift rides to several locations throughout Middle-earth.


The Forges of Rivendell

The Forges of Rivendell

The Forges of Rivendell are found in the north-western part of the valley. [28.5S, 6.2W]

The forges are located north-west of the market, somewhat hidden behind a rock formation they are rested along the banks of a small pond. Here are also forge-masters, a number of novice craft trainers, suppliers, and others.

Novice trainers for Jeweller, Metalsmith, Tailor, Weaponsmith, Woodworker

The Guest Rooms

Guest Rooms Dec. 24th

Guest Rooms December 24th is a house in the south-western part of the valley. [30.7S, 6.2W]

Several members of the Fellowship of the Ring are found here, preparing for the inevitable war with the Enemies of the North and East. Several of the quests in the 1st volume of the Epic story involve these rooms.

  • Legendary quest givers

Imlad Gelair

Imlad Gelair

Imlad Gelair is hidden in the south-east of the valley. [32.4S, 2.2W]

Its entrance is hidden just south of the Falls of Imladris. [30.5S, 3.7W]

Imlad Gelair is the home of the Elves of Rivendell, and visitors with acquaintance standing are welcomed to this secluded location. Here is found a forge, expert craft trainers, and representatives for the faction.


The Market of Rivendell

The Market of Rivendell

The Market of Rivendell is found in the central part of the valley. [29.1S, 5.8W]

Around the beautiful market and its large Elven structures and gazebos are many armament vendors found, as well as other service providers and quest givers.


The Spire of Meeting

The Spire of Meeting

The Spire of Meeting is located at the centre of the valley. [29.9S, 4.8W]

This is the perfect meeting point as the spire is visible far and wide. There is also a tome named "Chronicle of Events", allowing visitors to recall past episodes and events, somewhat similar to Reflecting Pools.


Imdolen with Arwen

Landmarks

Landmarks and locations not mentioned elsewhere

Creatures

The following creatures are found within the area:

Lore

Founded: II 1697
The hidden refuge of Elrond Halfelven, founded by Elrond in the Second Age against the assaults of Sauron in Eriador. It lay in a deep valley in the western foothills of the Misty Mountains, and endured, under the protection of Elrond's Ring Vilya, until the War of the Ring and beyond. After the War, the Ring's power ended and Elrond passed over the Sea, but Rivendell itself remained, at least for a time, in the keeping of Elrond's sons Elladan and Elrohir. — Lorebook


External References:

Wikipedia
tolkiengateway


Maps

Rivendell
Map of Rivendell Map of POIs in Rivendell

Trollshaws
Map of the Trollshaws Topographic map of the Trollshaws


Gallery