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 the 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, 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 (T2), Expert (T3), Artisan (T4)
- Introduced: The Lord of the Rings Online: Shadows of Angmar, April 2007
- Quest Pack:
The Lone-lands Locations
Locations found within the region of The Lone-lands are listed below.
The Lone-lands Quests
- For more detail, see The Lone-lands Quests
The Lone-lands Deeds
|The Lone-lands Deeds Overview|
|Deeds of the Lone-lands||Meta||+2000||1,200||The Eglain||Complete 2 meta deeds and 1 quest deed|
|Explorer of the Lone-lands||Meta||+2000||900||The Eglain||Complete 4 explorer deeds|
|Slayer of the Lone-lands||Meta||+2000||900||The Eglain||Complete 8 slayer deeds in the Lone-lands|
|Defences of the Lone-lands||Explorer||+2000||5||500||The Eglain||Find 9 ancient ruins in the Lone-lands|
|Garth Agarwen Exploration||Explorer||+2000||10||500||The Eglain||Find 6 points of interest in Garth Argawen|
|The Grimfens||Explorer||+2000||5||500||The Eglain||Find 2 locations in the Grimfens|
|Weathertop Exploration||Explorer||+2000||5||500||The Eglain||Find 4 points of interest around Weathertop|
|Tales of the Lonely Road||Quest||+2000||10||300||The Eglain||Complete 15 quests in the Lone-lands|
|Tales of the Lonely Road (Advanced)||Quest||+2000||10||500||The Eglain||Complete 30 quests in the Lone-lands|
|Tales of the Lonely Road (Final)||Quest||+4000||15||700||The Eglain||Complete 45 quests in the Lone-lands|
|Bog-lurker Slayer||Slayer||Bog-hunter||5||500||The Eglain||Defeat 30 bog lurkers in the Lone-lands|
|Bog-lurker Slayer (Advanced)||Slayer||+2000||10||700||The Eglain||Defeat 60 bog lurkers in the Lone-lands|
|Craban-slayer||Slayer||Wing-cutter||5||500||The Eglain||Defeat 50 crebain in the Lone-lands|
|Craban-slayer (Advanced)||Slayer||+2000||10||700||The Eglain||Defeat 100 crebain in the Lone-lands|
|Goblin-slayer||Slayer||Goblin-hewer||5||500||The Eglain||Defeat 60 goblins in the Lone-lands|
|Goblin-slayer (Advanced)||Slayer||+2000||10||700||The Eglain||Defeat 120 goblins in the Lone-lands|
|Orc-slayer||Slayer||Champion of the Lone-lands||5||500||The Eglain||Defeat 60 orcs in the Lone-lands|
|Orc-slayer (Advanced)||Slayer||+2000||10||700||The Eglain||Defeat 120 orcs in the Lone-lands|
|Spider-slayer||Slayer||Spider-bane||5||500||The Eglain||Defeat 60 spiders in the Lone-lands|
|Spider-slayer (Advanced)||Slayer||+2000||10||700||The Eglain||Defeat 120 spiders in the Lone-lands|
|Troll-slayer||Slayer||Troll-beater||5||500||The Eglain||Defeat 40 trolls in the Lone-lands|
|Troll-slayer (Advanced)||Slayer||+2000||10||700||The Eglain||Defeat 80 trolls in the Lone-lands|
|Warg-slayer||Slayer||Warg-hunter||5||500||The Eglain||Defeat 50 wargs in the Lone-lands|
|Warg-slayer (Advanced)||Slayer||+2000||10||700||The Eglain||Defeat 100 wargs in the Lone-lands|
|Wight-slayer||Slayer||Enemy of the Dead||5||500||The Eglain||Defeat 60 wights in the Lone-lands|
|Wight-slayer (Advanced)||Slayer||+2000||10||700||The Eglain||Defeat 120 wights in the Lone-lands|
- For more detail, see The Lone-lands Deeds
The Lone-lands Titles
- For all titles obtainable for this region, see The Lone-lands Titles
The Lone-lands Reputations
The Lone-lands Creatures
Named Creatures Shard Collectors List
Each of these creatures is the rare, signature, tougher, named version and all have a high chance to drop a rare shard used in crafting.
|The Lone-lands :|
- Journeyman (T2): Barrow-iron Deposit, Silver Deposit, Ash Branches, Medium Hide, Broken Urn
- Expert (T3): Rich Iron Deposit, Gold Deposit, Yew Branches, Sturdy Hide, Antique Vase
- Artisan (T4): Dwarf-iron Deposit, Platinum Deposit, Lebethron Branches, Pristine Hide, Forgotten Text
- Journeyman (T2): Annunlos, Minas Eriol, The Weather Hills
- Expert (T3): Agamaur, Haragmar, Nain Enidh, Talath Gaun
- Artisan (T4): Harloeg
- All crafting areas contain facilities for all Professions.
- All facilities qualify as both "standard" and "superior".
- Inside town of Ost Guruth: Crafting-faire
- Areas in The Lone-lands : [[ < AREA > ]],
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.
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 • 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|
|Regions within the Land of Eriador|
|Angmar • Bree-land • Dunland • Enedwaith • Ered Luin • Eregion • Ettenmoors • Evendim • Forochel • The Lone-lands • The Misty Mountains • The North Downs • The Shire • The Trollshaws|