The Trollshaws is a region found within the land of Eriador.
This region became known as The Trollshaws after the lands of Rhudaur were cast into ruin and became inhabited by evil trolls. The region is filled with towering pine and beech trees, as well autumnal forests and roaring rivers. The horizons are often blocked by high hills and steep, impassable cliffs that shadow deep gorges and dead-end ravines. The woods are dotted with ruins, remnants of lost civilization that now serve as lairs for some of Middle-earth's most savage beasts and servants of the dark lords such as trolls, hill-men, and wights.
Rivendell Valley is an area that is nestled in the deep valleys below the Misty Mountains, richly watered by streams flowing down the cliff faces and springs bubbling up from the ground. The valley is itself a settlement, the capital of the Trollshaws, in which the natural centre of activities is the Last Homely House, Elrond's magnificent residence. However, major services and legendary characters are found all over the beautiful valley.
- Levels: 35 - 40
- Factions: Elves of Rivendell
- Crafting: Artisan (T4)
- Introduced: The Lord of the Rings Online: Shadows of Angmar, April 2007
- Quest Pack: Quest Pack:Trollshaws or Quest Pack:Eriador Bundle
The Trollshaws Locations
Locations found within the region of The Trollshaws are listed below.
The Trollshaws Quests
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- For more detail, see The Trollshaws Quests
The Trollshaws Deeds
|Deeds of the Trollshaws||Meta||+2000||1,200||Elves of Rivendell||Complete 2 meta deeds and 1 quest deed|
|Explorer of the Trollshaws||Meta||+2000||900||Elves of Rivendell||Complete 3 explorer deeds|
|Slayer of the Trollshaws||Meta||+2000||900||Elves of Rivendell||Complete 6 slayer deeds in the Trollshaws|
|Ruins of the Trollshaws||Explorer||+2000||5||500||Elves of Rivendell||Find the 8 ruins in the Trollshaws|
|The Road to Rivendell||Explorer||+2000||5||500||Elves of Rivendell||Find 4 points of interest on your way to Rivendell|
|The Wilds of Tâl Bruinen||Explorer||+2000||10||500||Elves of Rivendell||Find 5 locations in the wilderness of the Trollshaws|
|Deeds in the Wilderness||Quest||+2000||10||300||Elves of Rivendell||Complete 10 quests in the Trollshaws|
|Deeds in the Wilderness (Advanced)||Quest||+2000||10||500||Elves of Rivendell||Complete 20 quests in the Trollshaws|
|Deeds in the Wilderness (Final)||Quest||+4000||15||700||Elves of Rivendell||Complete 30 quests in the Trollshaws|
|Crawler-slayer||Slayer||Chitin-smasher||5||500||Elves of Rivendell||Defeat 60 Crawlers in the Trollshaws|
|Crawler-slayer (Advanced)||Slayer||+2000||10||700||Elves of Rivendell||Defeat 120 Crawlers in the Trollshaws|
|Giant-slayer||Slayer||Giant-slayer||5||500||Elves of Rivendell||Defeat 40 Giants in the Trollshaws|
|Giant-slayer (Advanced)||Slayer||+2000||10||700||Elves of Rivendell||Defeat 80 Giants in the Trollshaws|
|Troll-slayer||Slayer||Troll-slayer||5||500||Elves of Rivendell||Defeat 80 Trolls in the Trollshaws|
|Troll-slayer (Advanced)||Slayer||+2000||10||700||Elves of Rivendell||Defeat 160 Trolls in the Trollshaws|
|Wight-slayer||Slayer||The Purifier||5||500||Elves of Rivendell||Defeat 60 Wights in the Trollshaws|
|Wight-slayer (Advanced)||Slayer||+2000||10||700||Elves of Rivendell||Defeat 120 Wights in the Trollshaws|
|Wolf-slayer||Slayer||Tail-cleaver||5||500||Elves of Rivendell||Defeat 60 Wolves in the Trollshaws|
|Wolf-slayer (Advanced)||Slayer||+2000||10||700||Elves of Rivendell||Defeat 120 Wolves in the Trollshaws|
|Worm-slayer||Slayer||Worm-carver||5||500||Elves of Rivendell||Defeat 80 Worms in the Trollshaws|
|Worm-slayer (Advanced)||Slayer||+2000||10||700||Elves of Rivendell||Defeat 160 Worms in the Trollshaws|
|Totals:||+32000||145||12,000||Elves of Rivendell|
- For more detail, see The Trollshaws Deeds
The Trollshaws Titles
- For all titles obtainable for this region, see The Trollshaws Titles
The Trollshaws Reputations
The Trollshaws Creatures
Creature Shard Drops
- These Creatures are classified as a tougher version of their normal counterparts, either Signature or Rare.
- Each named creature has a good chance to drop a different type of Shard, a rare crafting material used for more advanced recipes.
- Artisan (T4): Dwarf-iron Deposit, Platinum Deposit, Lebethron Branches, Pristine Hide, Forgotten Text
- Artisan (T4): All areas of the region.
- All crafting areas contain facilities for all Professions except Farming.
- All facilities qualify as both "standard" and "superior".
Not much is known about the early history of the western Trollshaws, but it was clearly inhabited by Men of Rhudaur (Sindarin for "Eastern Forests"), the east-most of the three lands that resulted from the dividing up of Arnor in III 861. Hill-men were the chief inhabitants of this area, and they soon fell under the influence of Angmar. The few Dúnedain living west of the Bruinen River where defeated III 1409 when the Witch-king invaded and destroyed their civilization, leaving the lands to decay and open for prowling beasts. It was probably at this time that trolls from the Ettenmoors dared move south again.
Rivendell, on the other hand, is better known. The settlement was founded in II 1967 by Elrond, when he was sent on a mission to save refugees who had fled north from Sauron's attacks on Eregion. Both Sauron and the Witch-king of Angmar besieged Rivendell at two different times, but were driven off by Gil-galad and elves from Lothlórien respectively.
In III 2941, in the woods west of Bruinen, Bilbo Baggins came upon the Stone-trolls Tom, Bert, and Bill. Gandalf tricked them into arguing until dawn when the sun came up and turned them to stone. Among their hoard Gandalf discovered his sword "Glamdring", Thorin Oakenshield found "Orcrist", and Bilbo claimed the knife known as "Sting".
Years later, in III 3018, Strider led a company of Hobbits from The Lone-lands through The Trollshaws to reach Rivendell and seek Elrond's council. However, the nine Nazgûl pursued them from Weathertop and at the Ford of Bruinen, the Nazgûl nearly claimed Frodo, until Elrond sent a flood down to sweep them away. The Elf-lord Glorfindel hastily brought Frodo to safety and healing in Rivendell. Just after that is where we are in the Epic story-line of LOTRO during the time you are visiting this region.
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The Trollshaws Detailed maps
|Settlements, Areas and Landmarks of The Trollshaws|
|Areas:||Bruinen Gorges • Giant Valley • High Moor • Nan Tornaeth • North Trollshaws • Rivendell Valley • South Trollshaws • Tâl Bruinen|
|Settlements:||Echad Candelleth • Rivendell • Thorenhad|
|Landmarks:||Amon Nendir • Amon Varadh • Bar-e-Therchir • Barachen's Camp • Barad Glamgil • Barad Remmellad • Bear Dens • The Blooming Fens • Cirith Ulunn • Crumbled Cellar • Delossad • Drauglad • Draugroth • Echad Gauradan • Eryn Singor • The Ford of Bruinen • Forgotten Monument • Garbert's Cottage • The Gates of Imladris • Gladdalf • The Glamgil Falls • Laenan • The Last Bridge • Lavanim • The Lost Temple • Minas Agor • Minas Ciliant • Narlinn's Post • Nurath • Ost Belegram • Ost Brandras • Ost Chall • Ost Dúrgonn • Ost Thondol • The Stone-trolls' Glade • The Stonemere • Taur Ornolf • Thingroth • Torogrod • Trapdoor Lair • The Wovenvales|
|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|