The Misty Mountains
Misty Mountains is a region found within the land of Eriador.
Misty Mountains, also named the Hithaeglir (Sindarin for Range of Mist Mountains), was a mountain range that ran 1280 kilometres (795.35 miles) from Mount Gundabad in the far north to Methedras in the south between Eriador and the valley of the Anduin and Rhovanion. An early version of this range's name was Ered Hithui (Sindarin for Misty Mountains).
The region largely consists of towering mountain ridges, snowy vales, rocky crags and hills, as well as spruce and fir forests pocketed throughout. Warmer sections like Western Bruinen Source and South High Pass, while still snow-covered, have sections of flowing water breaking through the icy cracks around them. The Misty Mountains is the main source to many large rivers, Bruinen and Mitheithel being two of the rivers flowing westwards, and Nimrodel, one of many rivers flowing eastwards.
- Levels: 40 - 45
- Factions: None
- Crafting: Artisan (T4), Master (T5)
- Introduced: The Lord of the Rings Online: Shadows of Angmar, April 2007
- Quest Pack: Quest Pack:Misty Mountains or Quest Pack: Eriador Bundle
Misty Mountains Locations
Locations found within the region of the Misty Mountains are listed below.
Misty Mountains Quests
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- For more detail, see Misty Mountains Quests
Misty Mountains Deeds
|The Misty Mountains Deeds Overview|
|Deeds of the Misty Mountains||Meta||+2000||1,200||Elves of Rivendell||Complete 2 meta deeds and 1 quest deed|
|Explorer of the Misty Mountains||Meta||+2000||900||Elves of Rivendell||Complete 5 explorer deeds and 1 lore deed|
|Slayer of the Misty Mountains||Meta||+2000||900||Elves of Rivendell||Complete 4 slayer deeds in the Misty Mountains|
|Goblin-town||Explorer||+2000||10||500||Elves of Rivendell||Find 7 areas in Goblin Town|
|Ruins of the Misty Mountains||Explorer||+2000||5||500||Elves of Rivendell||Find 4 ruins in the Misty Mountains|
|The Forbidding Heights||Explorer||+2000||5||500||Elves of Rivendell||Find 8 mountain peaks in the Misty Mountains|
|The High Passes||Explorer||+2000||5||500||Elves of Rivendell||Find 3 mountain passes in the Misty Mountains|
|Where Giants Dwell||Explorer||+2000||10||500||Elves of Rivendell||Find 5 points of interest in Giant Halls|
|Treasure of the Misty Mountains||Explorer||+2000||Treasure Seeker of The Misty Mountains||10||900||Thorin's Hall||Find 12 Treasures|
|Bilbo's Buttons||Lore||+2000||10||500||Elves of Rivendell||Find Bilbo's 8 missing buttons|
|Peril of the Mountains||Quest||+2000||10||300||Elves of Rivendell||Complete 10 quests in the Misty Mountains|
|Peril of the Mountains (Advanced)||Quest||+2000||10||500||Elves of Rivendell||Complete 20 quests in the Misty Mountains|
|Peril of the Mountains (Final)||Quest||+4000||15||700||Elves of Rivendell||Complete 30 quests in the Misty Mountains|
|Roving Threats: The Misty Mountains' Roving Enemies||Quest||+2000||Roving Defender of The Misty Mountains||5||900||Thorin's Hall||Complete 4 Roving Threat quests|
|Bear-slayer||Slayer||Bear-wrestler||5||500||Elves of Rivendell||Defeat 80 Bears in the Misty Mountains|
|Bear-slayer (Advanced)||Slayer||+2000||10||700||Elves of Rivendell||Defeat 160 Bears in the Misty Mountains|
|Giant-slayer||Slayer||Bane of Titans||5||500||Elves of Rivendell||Defeat 50 Giants in the Misty Mountains|
|Giant-slayer (Advanced)||Slayer||+2000||10||700||Elves of Rivendell||Defeat 100 Giants in the Misty Mountains|
|Snow-beast Slayer||Slayer||Beast-hunter||5||500||Elves of Rivendell||Defeat 100 Snow-beasts in the Misty Mountains|
|Snow-beast Slayer (Advanced)||Slayer||+2000||10||700||Elves of Rivendell||Defeat 200 Snow-beasts in the Misty Mountains|
|Troll-slayer||Slayer||Vanquisher of Trolls||5||500||Elves of Rivendell||Defeat 50 Trolls in the Misty Mountains|
|Troll-slayer (Advanced)||Slayer||+2000||10||700||Elves of Rivendell||Defeat 100 Trolls in the Misty Mountains|
|Warg-slayer||Slayer||Warg-hunter||5||500||Elves of Rivendell||Defeat 100 Wargs in the Misty Mountains|
|Warg-slayer (Advanced)||Slayer||+2000||10||700||Elves of Rivendell||Defeat 200 Wargs in the Misty Mountains|
|Worm-slayer||Slayer||Worm-bane||5||500||Elves of Rivendell||Defeat 100 Worms in the Misty Mountains|
|Worm-slayer (Advanced)||Slayer||+2000||10||700||Elves of Rivendell||Defeat 200 Worms in the Misty Mountains|
|Totals (without Treasure & Roving Threats) :||+38000||170||13,500||Elves of Rivendell|
|Totals (Treasure & Roving Threats) :||+4000||15||1,800||Thorin's Hall|
- For more detail, see The Misty Mountains Deeds
Misty Mountains Titles
Misty Mountains Creatures
Creature Shard Drops
Each of these creatures is the rare, signature, tougher, named version and all have a high change to drop a shard.
|The Misty Mountains :|
The following Roving Threat Creatures are found roaming this region:
- Artisan (T4): Dwarf-iron Deposit, Platinum Deposit, Lebethron Branches, Pristine Hide, Forgotten Text
- Master (T5): Ancient Iron Deposit, Ancient Silver Deposit, Black Ash Branches, Exceptional Hide, Ancient Vase
- Artisan (T4): Western Bruinen Source, Northern Bruinen Source, Eastern Bruinen Source, High Crag
- Master (T5): Giant Halls, North High Pass, South High Pass
- Note: There are no crafting facilities in the Misty Mountains.
Once Melkor created the Misty Mountains to hinder the Valar from riding about freely into the north and east, and the hunter Oromë in particular. Thus Oromë created the High Pass even before the dawn of dwarves. Later, Mount Gundabad is said to be the legendary birthplace of Durin the Deathless, the First Father of the Dwarves. He founded Khazad-dûm at the centre of the Misty Mountains, known as Moria in Sindarin, and begun mining within. The most precious ore found was Mithril, sought for far and wide by Elves, by dwarves from other realms, and by the very few Men who had been taught the arts of smithing this wondrous metal. The wealth of the dwarves of Khazad-dûm grew tremendously. Thus, inside the mountains the dwarves built magnificent halls, stairs, and of course passages from west to east. They also built roads to connect the High Pass with the Great East Road and with Mirkwood. All of this happened already in the First Age.
While mining for Mithril in III 1980 the dwarves happened to wake a Balrog, or perhaps to open its dwelling, the one which became known as "Durin's Bane"; if this was by accident or by greed nobody knows. The Balrog forced the dwarves to escape and desert their glorious kingdom.
Over time also orcs and goblins had established themselves where they found safe chasms or where they could excavate their settlements. From the time the dwarves deserted Moria and until today, the dark caverns and high passes of the Misty Mountains are given over almost entirely to the creatures of the Dark Lord Sauron. Yet in the current era of Lotro, relics and corpses of strange creatures from older times linger in ice and snow. Fell spirits are rumoured to travel to the Misty Mountains in a wish to make un-dead what could potentially become most dangerous threats to the Free Peoples.
The Misty Mountains Detailed Maps
|Settlements, Areas and Landmarks of The Misty Mountains|
|Areas:||Eastern Bruinen Source • Giant Halls • Helegrod • High Crag • North High Pass • Northern Bruinen Source • South High Pass • Western Bruinen Source|
|Settlements:||Glóin's Camp • Hrimbarg • Vindurhal|
|Landmarks:||Akûltot • Bergel's Notch • The Bitter Stair • The Black Crack • Caldwell Pool • Ceber Los • Cirith Daur • Cirith Imladris • The Deep-fires • Den of the Northern Army • Dómstoll • Eglanúr • Eikhall Dale • Erforgh Cleft • Frosthyle Pond • Gabilazan • Ghâshru • The Giant's Needle • Goblin-town Throne Room • Gollum's Cave • Greybough End • Hríthur's Haven • Imlad Norn • Iorbar • Iskeld's Lookout • The Lornstone • Men Helch • The Mountain's Throat • Nan Gongarag • Northtarn • Orod Laden • Pinnath Fenui • Rakhâs-bizar • Slave Pens • Snárskrith Dell • Starkhath • Stonecaller's Circle • Thorgest's Haven • Thundergrot • War Steadings • Whitcleft • Writhenbores|
|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|