A Trip Through Eriador

One player's journey through Lord of the Rings Online

August 18, 2019 – Tansiel

Tansiel spent most of this session questing around the Trollshaws (and a couple in Evendim) and working on Deeds. Particularly hunting down nasty, slimy crawlers — that one always seems to take forever!

TansielQuests Completed

  • Reclamation
  • Surprise Pipe-Weed
  • Beasts Among the Ruins
  • Putting Down the Dying
  • A Chilling Revelation
  • The Missing Scout
  • Keepers of the Dead
  • Master of the Risen
  • Return to Thorenhad
  • House of the Master
  • Frodo’s Burden (+Instance)
  • The Riddle-game
  • The Riddle-maker
  • The Riddle-finder
  • The Riddle-seeker
  • The Riddle-master
  • A Place of Rest
  • A Road Seldom Traveled
  • Giant Footprints
  • Book 4, Chapter 5: Hiding in the Dark
  • Book 4, Chapter 6: The Knowledge of the Onodrim

Quests Bestowed (not completed)

  • The Tomb of Elendil (need some help with this one)
  • The Elves of Eregion
  • Passage to Darkness
  • Down from the Mountains?
  • Book 4, Chapter 7: The Aid of Mirkwood
  • Agarochir, Keeper of Tirband (need help with this one too)

Deeds Completed

  • Wight-slayer (Trollshaws)
  • Wight-slayer Advanced (Trollshaws)
  • Ally to the Elves of Rivendell
  • Worm-slayer Advanced (Trollshaws)
  • Crawler-slayer Advanced
  • Wolf-slayer Advanced (Trollshaws)

Deeds Bestowed (not completed)

  • Slayer of the Trollshaws
  • Kindred with the Elves of Rivendell

Enemies Defeated

  • 13 Deadly Blight-worms
  • Gurdring
  • Onodrim
  • 1 Angmarim Venom-master
  • 1 Bear-wight
  • 1 Corcur Poisoner
  • 6 Corcur Skirmishers
  • 19 Crawling Rock-worms
  • 1 Curr-olog Ancient
  • 1 Curr-olog Mangler
  • 4 Deadly Stone-crawlers
  • 2 Elder Angmarim Lookouts
  • 1 Elder Angmarim Sorcerer
  • 3 Elder Angmarim Venom-masters
  • 2 Elder Angmarim Warriors
  • 36 Elder Moor-stalkers
  • 6 Maddened Mountain-bears
  • 23 Root-crawlers
  • 32 Silent Moor-stalkers
  • 12 Stone-crawler Devourers
  • 1 Summoned Lurker
  • 1 Summoned Spinner
  • 32 Wight Blight-callers
  • 116 Wight Dread-warriors
  • 24 Writhing Stone-crawlers

Loot Collected

  • 10 Pouches of Old Toby Pipe-weed
  • 3 Refined Athelas Essences
  • 3 Silver Arnorian Coins
  • 120 Marks
  • 5 Pouches of Shire Sweet-leaf Pipe-weed
  • Armor of the Forest
  • 1 Artisan Jeweler Scroll Case
  • 2 Artisan Metalsmith Scroll Cases
  • 3 Artisan Scholar Scroll Cases
  • 4 Artisan Tailor Scroll Cases
  • 2 Artisan Weaponsmith Scroll Cases
  • 3 Artisan Woodworker Scroll Cases
  • 1 Black Badge
  • 7 Broken Halberds
  • 121 Broken Longswords
  • 1 Dwarf Quilted Leggings of Fleetness
  • 1 Dwarf-make Steel Leggings of Determination
  • 18 Elvish Relics
  • 1 Enduring Elven Leather Gloves of Might
  • 1 Explorer’s Leggings
  • 46 Fine Furs
  • 49 Fine Skins
  • 41 Fragments of Dunedain Script
  • Gandalf’s Thanks
  • Gurdring’s Emblem
  • 35 Glowing Essences
  • 8 Grey Ears
  • 7 Grey Goos
  • 5 Grey Tails
  • 25 Hardened Carapaces
  • 1 Indigo Plant
  • Luthrand
  • Map to the Eavespires
  • 11 Mathoms
  • 79 New Sword Sheaths
  • 53 Pristine Hides
  • 1 Refined Celebrant Salve
  • 1 Riddle Master’s Hat
  • 100 Ridged Finger Bones
  • 1 Rune-marked Collar
  • 66 Signets of Rhudaur
  • 46 Silky Filths
  • 1 Small Savage Round Shield of Determination
  • 72 Smooth Scales
  • 1 Sprig of Parsley
  • 1 Strong Beaded Necklace
  • 2 Studded Sword Sheaths
  • 1 Tallow Candle
  • 7 Traveler’s Steel-Bound Lootboxes
  • 14 Well-kept Mathoms
  • 945 Silver Pieces
  • 6449 Copper Coins
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August 17, 2019 – Iridia

Character: Iridia – level 24                  Server: Anor

Race: Hobbit Warden

Today was hobbit day! Always a good day – I love my hobbit girls! Iridia worked on finishing up all the level 20 quests, and almost succeeded. She only has a handful left and then it’s off to the level 21 quests. She’s also really close to leveling up – I thought for sure she would hit it today, but not quite. Next time, for sure. So yay!

Iridia in the Horsefields

Iridia spent most of her time in the Barrow Downs and then moved northward to Hengstacer Farms, the Horsefields, and Nen Harn. Also managed to complete quite a few deeds today as well. It’s been super productive!

Quests Completed

  • Addie’s Missing Sons
  • Find Malin
  • Bounty: Barghest Eyes
  • Bounty: Cardolan Relics
  • Bounty: Wight-skulls
  • One Last Chance
  • Bone Man
  • Gathering Grave-moss
  • Hengstacer Farm
  • Proving Your Quality
  • Horses for Hire
  • The Forgetful Dwarf
  • Stolen Notes
  • Down the Hill
  • Into the Woods

Quests Bestowed (not completed)

  • At the Forest’s Edge
  • From Death, Comes Life
  • Purging the Dead
  • Unfortunate Harvest
  • Rest, My Brother
  • Snapper Soup
  • Checking the Borders
  • By Axe and Fire
  • Bounty: Turtle-shells
  • Bounty: Big Enough for Rugs
  • Bounty: The Perfect Curl

IridiaDeeds Completed

  • Brood-hunter Advanced
  • Wight Slayer Advanced (Bree)
  • Ally to the Men of Bree
  • Grave-digger

Deeds Bestowed (not completed)

  • Never Say Die
  • Kindred to the Men of Bree
  • Nemesis of the Fallen
  • Grave-digger Advanced

Titles Acquired

  • Bree-defender
  • Grave-digger

Enemies Defeated

  • Gwigon
  • Malin
  • 4 Tarkrip Blades
  • 10 Adult Bears
  • 2 Barrow-candles
  • 34 Barrow-spiders
  • 17 Barrow-spirits
  • 5 Barrow-wight Marksmen
  • 12 Barrow-wights
  • 1 Black Fly
  • The Bone Man
  • 1 Brown Fox (this was an accident – poor fox!)
  • 11 Creeping Hands
  • 7 Fly-ridden Splintertusks
  • 16 Foul Barghests
  • 15 Noxious Barrow-wardens
  • 8 Noxious Barrow-wights
  • 6 Rotting Barrow-wights
  • 14 Snapper Turtles
  • 6 Splintertusk Sows
  • 7 Stout-grip Barghests
  • 7 Strong-grip Barghests
  • 2 Tainted Field-rats
  • 12 Vile Barghests
  • The Wight-lord of Cardolan
  • 14 Young Bears

Loot Collected

  • 2 Chunks of Gold Ore
  • 2 Simple Athelas Essences
  • 85 Barrow-treasures
  • 3 Pork Chops
  • 60 Marks
  • 5 Chunks of Silver Ore
  • Amalach’s Guards
  • 12 Ancient Finger Bones
  • 10 Barghest Eyes
  • 12 Barrow grave-moss
  • 19 Blackened Carapaces
  • 3 Blackened Ears
  • 37 Blackened Furs
  • 39 Blackened Skins
  • 23 Blackened Sword Sheaths
  • 1 Bree Flax Fiber
  • 42 Broken Wooden Maces
  • 10 Bulbous Goos
  • 1 Cardolan Treasure
  • 10 Cardolan-artifacts
  • 16 Cardolan-trinkets
  • 1 Chunk of Pale Brimstone
  • 2 Chunks of White Rock-salt
  • Codhringor
  • 1 Drop of Amber Resin
  • 1 Drop of Ashy Resin
  • 10 Dusky Ears
  • 8 Faded Dusts
  • 1 Flat Whetstone
  • 9 Gilded Sword Sheaths
  • 18 Glistening Essences
  • 23 Glistening Filths
  • 1 Great Axe of the Beornings
  • Ironband’s Shield
  • 2 Jagged Claws
  • 3 Journeyman Jeweler Scroll Cases
  • 2 Journeyman Weaponsmith Scroll Cases
  • 4 Mathoms
  • 57 Medium Hides
  • Oddvarr’s Notes
  • Oddvarr’s Provisions
  • 2 Opals
  • 1 Pale Flax Fiber
  • 10 Perfect Tusks
  • 36 Pitted Finger Bones
  • 1 Rushlight Candle
  • 1 Sapphire Shard
  • 1 Shining Rune-stone
  • 1 Small Whetstone
  • 8 Pieces of Snapper-meat
  • 3 Snapper shells
  • 1 Sprig of Mugwart
  • The Bone Man’s Spear
  • 10 Thick Turtle Shells
  • 6 Torn Scholar’s Journals
  • 2 Traveler’s Steel-Bound Lootboxes
  • 10 Unmarred Bear-hides
  • 4 Well-kept Mathoms
  • 4 Wet Furs
  • 17 Wet Skins
  • 10 Wight Skulls
  • 6 Worn Elf-carvings
  • 15 Worn Tablet Fragments
  • 177 Silver Pieces
  • 2201 Copper Coins

Items Crafted

  • Engraved Bloodstone Earring of Combat
  • Etched Bloodstone Earring of Combat
  • Etched Opal Necklace of Morale
  • Talisman of the Wildpaw-bear
  • (All of these are to give to Ivien to buff her up a bit, as she’s my squishiest character on this server.)

Iridia earned 40 LOTRO points and 12,768 XP during this session. Not too shabby!

August 17, 2019 – Apphirie

Character: Apphirie – level 51        Server: Crickhollow

Race/Class: Hobbit Minstrel

Apphirie had one goal and one goal only: to complete the Garth Agarwen Exploration deed and finish up the Deeds of the Lone-lands. It has been a while since she has quested in the Lone-lands, but Garth Agarwen just takes so much out of you. There is a reason why that whole area is meant for fellowships. Apphirie is at least 20 levels above what that level is supposed to be and it’s still really hard to solo. Fortunately, as a minstrel, she was able to continuously heal herself, although the two guards at the Garth Agarwen Gate, Esyld and Edan, took several tries. They are tough! Also tough, was the final guardian of the Spring of the Red Maid, Vatar. You kill him once, and then he spawns a whole bunch of crawlers, which are easy to kill, but there are just so many of them! And then you have to kill Vatar again, while he still spits crawlers out at you! Finally made it through the whole thing and completed my goal. Yay!

Apphirie with her Minstrel Mount

Hanging out in Bree with your musical horse. Like one does.

Quests Completed

  • Challenge: Ivar
  • Optional Objective: Wights

Quests Bestowed (not completed)

  • Challenge: Naruhel
  • Challenge: Dunlang
  • Optional Objective: Darkwater

ApphirieDeeds Completed

  • Garth Agarwen Exploration
  • Explorer of the Lone-lands
  • Deeds of the Lone-lands

Deeds Bestowed (not completed)

  • Heralded Savior
  • Silver Tongue

Enemies Defeated

  • 4 Creoth Chieftans
  • 1 Creoth Devout
  • 1 Creoth Leader
  • 1 Creoth Warden
  • 3 Deadly Wights
  • 17 Fell Wights
  • 1 Summoned Servant
  • 18 Twisted Arms
  • 26 Twisted Wights
  • Blogkritar
  • Ivar the Blood-hand
  • Esyld
  • Edan
  • 18 Creeping Muck-crawlers
  • 1 Foul Wriggler
  • Vatar

Loot Collected

  • 230 Marks
  • 3 Rejuvenation Potions
  • 300 Motes of Enchantment
  • 5 Logs of Yew Wood
  • 5 Sturdy Hides
  • 2 Adamants
  • Aegrist
  • 1 Artisan Tailor Scroll Case
  • 1 Artisan Weaponsmith Scroll Case
  • 29 Broken Short Bows
  • 41 Decrepit Finger Bones
  • 1 Drop of Black Resin
  • 1 Dwarf Leather Gloves of Vigour
  • 1 Eglain Token
  • Engdail
  • 1 Expert Jeweler Scroll Case
  • 1 Expert Tailor Scroll Case
  • 1 Flat-headed Mace of Vigor
  • 46 Fragments of Dunedain Script
  • 1 Greater Celebrant Salve
  • 40 Heavy Sword Sheaths
  • Ivar’s Banner
  • 16 Large Filths
  • 1 Scimitar of Might
  • 16 Shimmering Essences
  • 1 Tallow Candle
  • 11 Tough Carapaces
  • 1 Traveler’s Steel-Bound Lootbox
  • 3 Well-kept Mathoms
  • 36 Silver Pieces
  • 1619 Copper Coins

August 16, 2019 – Ilgir

Character: Ilgir – level 25             Server: Anor

Race/Class: Dwarf Guardian

Ilgir is ready to do skirmishes now, thanks to the training provided by Second-Watcher Heathstraw. He’s also finished with all the level 20 quests, and will be ready to start level 21, of which there actually aren’t that many.

IlgirQuests Completed

  • Tutorial: Thievery and Mischief
  • Tutorial: Defense of The Prancing Pony
  • Skirmishes
  • Ost Guruth to The Forsaken Inn
  • Mysterious Relic in the Shire

Deeds Completed

  • Tutorial Offensive: Encounters
  • Protector of the Vile Slayer

Deeds Bestowed (not completed)

  • Defenses of the Lone-lands
  • Mysterious Relics

Enemies Defeated

  • 1 Craban
  • Drathlorz
  • 1 Hale Sharkey’s Captain
  • 1 Hale Sharkey’s Enforcer
  • 1 Hale Southern Warrior
  • The Protector of the Vile
  • Reginald Cutweed
  • 2 Weak Bree-land Pack-wolves
  • 1 Weak Sharkey’s Archer
  • 1 Weak Sharkey’s Enforcer
  • 1 Weak Sharkey’s Skirmisher
  • 2 Weak Southern Warriors

Loot Collected

  • 87 Marks
  • 2 Medallions
  • 1 Minor Emblem of the Uttermost West
  • 4 Silver Pieces

Ilgir earned 2018 XP this time around. It was a short session, but I still accomplished a goodly amount of things. Plus, he’s ready to skirmish now!

August 15, 2019 – Frinara

Character: Frinara – level 56               Server: Crickhollow

Race/Class: Human Hunter

Frinara is mostly right now focusing on Slayer Deeds in Evendim. Today was a pretty productive outing, finishing up several deeds. First, she focused on the Gertheryg walking through Annúminas. There is a corridor of them going across the bridge to Tyl Annún, including the Titan. I usually left the Titan alone though, since he’s needed for a quest turn in and I wasn’t questing today. I left him for someone else’s quarry.

Tyl Ruinen

I know people jokingly refer to this region as “Everswim,” but it is awfully pretty.

 

Next up was Giants! The place for giants in Evendim is Amon Môth on the west coast of the lake. There are quite a few giants there and they respawn pretty fast. It only took me a few passes through to finish up this deed. Finally, I had a bunch of salamanders left to hunt. Easiest way is to run around in circles on Tyl Ruinen. I had already gotten a pretty good jump on this one after hunting limrafn in Barandulf.

FrinaraQuests Completed

  • None

Deeds Completed

  • Brutes from the North (Advanced)
  • Giant-slayer (Evendim)
  • Giant-slayer (Advanced) (Evendim)
  • Salamander-slayer

Enemies Defeated

  • 2 Elder Angmarim Archers
  • 1 Elder Angmarim Venom-master
  • 1 Summoned Lurker
  • 1 Summoned Spinner
  • 4 Elder Angmarim Warriors
  • 24 Gorthorog Warriors
  • 58 Stone-giant Lobbers
  • 56 Stone-giant Warriors
  • 93 Island Salamanders
  • 1 Lake-skimmer

Loot Collected

  • 924 Motes of Enchantment
  • 30 Marks
  • 33 Adamants
  • 1 Agile Silver Bracelet of the Traveler
  • 5 Artisan Jeweler Scroll Cases
  • 2 Artisan Metalsmith Scroll Cases
  • 2 Artisan Scholar Scroll Cases
  • 6 Artisan Tailor Scroll Cases
  • 1 Artisan Weaponsmith Scroll Case
  • 1 Artisan Woodworker Scroll Case
  • 3 Black Steel Keys
  • 1 Boot Knife
  • 13 Broken Halberds
  • 85 Broken Longswords
  • 1 Chunk of Prilled Brimstone
  • 1 Crystal of Remembrance
  • 1 Decorated Heritage Rune of Legend
  • 5 Drops of Black Resin
  • 1 Dwarf Leather Gauntlets of Fleetness
  • 1 Dwarf Leather Gloves of Might
  • 1 Dwarf Steel Boots of Fate
  • 1 Dwarf Steel Gauntlets of Fleetness
  • 1 Elven Padded Jacket of Vigor
  • 1 Enduring Dwarf Leather Leggings of Determination
  • 41 Fragments of Dunedain Script
  • 1 Gleaming Heavy Chasing Hammer
  • 1 Heavy Carapace
  • 1 Helm of the Wild Hills
  • 1 Hunter’s Bow of the Third Age
  • 1 Legendary Shard
  • 1 Longsword of Ruin
  • 1 Mantle of the Wild Hills
  • 11 Mathoms
  • 4 New Sword Sheaths
  • 1 Nimble Spear of the Traveler
  • 1 Random Relic Pack
  • 13 Refined Athelas Essences
  • 20 Refined Celebrant Salves
  • 1 Reinforced Swift Gages of the Traveler
  • 1 Relic Bundle
  • 1 Shining Scale Shoulder Pads
  • 50 Soft Skins
  • 1 Sprig of Parsley
  • 17 Studded Sword Sheaths
  • 1 Swift Great Square Bat
  • 1 Tourmaline Silver Earring of the Traveler
  • 3 Traveler’s Steel-Bound Lootboxes
  • 50 Very Sharp Claws
  • 9 Well-kept Mathoms
  • 1 Wood Kite Shield of Fleetness
  • 768 Silver Pieces
  • 4818 Copper Coins

Items Crafted

  • 36 Polished Red Agates
  • 8 Brilliant Edhelharn Tokens
  • 2 Glorious Edhelharn Tokens
  • 1 Talisman of the Ember-eagle

August 10-11, 2019 – Nirawyn

Character: Nirawyn – level 85               Server: Crickhollow

Race/Class: Human Guardian

Nirawyn spent the past few days questing and exploring Nan Curunír, the area also known as Isengard. In the shadow of the tower of Orthanc, there are lots of goblins and wargs prowling around, including a large cave den.

Nirawyn Portrait - Isengard GarbQuests Completed

  • Gnashing Fangs
  • Recipe for Disaster
  • Top Dog
  • This is Not the Work of a Cook
  • Not Cute at All
  • The Master of Beasts

Quests Bestowed (not completed)

  • Captain of Fangs

Deeds Completed

  • Warg-slayer (Dunland)

Deeds Bestowed (not completed)

  • Warg-slayer Advanced (Dunland)

Enemies Defeated

  • Mangle-maw
  • The Black Matron
  • The Cook
  • The Master of Beasts
  • 1 Half-orc Sentry
  • 2 Harassing Dark-claws
  • 4 Hungry Warg-pups
  • 21 Isen Wargs
  • 19 Isen Warg-riders
  • 8 Isengard Goblins
  • 13 Isengard Stickers
  • 2 Skahk-hai Warriors

Loot Collected

  • 18 Chunks of Calenard Skarn
  • 4 Piles of Eastemnet Soil
  • 10 Chunks of Riddermark Skarn
  • 6 Scraps of Rohirric Text
  • 13 Blotchy Skins
  • 22 Calenard Hides
  • Captain’s Dagger of the Third Age
  • Chunk of High-grade Calenard Skarn
  • 1 Decorative Sword Sheath
  • 1 Eastemnet Cook’s Scroll Case
  • 1 Eastemnet Jeweler’s Scroll Case
  • 3 Eastemnet Scholar’s Scroll Cases
  • 2 Eastemnet Tailor’s Scroll Cases
  • Elegant Silk Boots
  • Embroidered Silk Leggings
  • 1 Green Garnet
  • Hunter’s Crossbow of the Third Age
  • 2 Jade Gemstones
  • 2 Jeweler’s Adorned Scroll Cases
  • Lore-master’s Staff of the Third Age
  • 1 Major Essence of Physical Mastery
  • 40 Marked Furs
  • 1 Medium Bridle of the Third Age
  • 1 Metalsmith’s Adorned Scroll Case
  • 1 Minor Essence of Finesse
  • 1 Minor Essence of Parrying
  • 1 Minor Essence of Power
  • 3 Pieces of Eastemnet Sealed Wax
  • 37 Punctured Shields
  • 6 Red Agates
  • 18 Riddermark Hides
  • Rider’s Studded Gauntlets
  • 1 Scholar’s Adorned Scroll Case
  • 1 Speckled Ear
  • 2 Tailor’s Adorned Scroll Cases
  • 1 Tarnished Heritage Rune of Learning
  • 2 Traveler’s Steel-Bound Lootboxes
  • 2 Westfold Celebrant Salves
  • 496 Silver Pieces
  • 560 Copper Coins

Nirawyn earned 64,764 XP and 5 LOTRO points.

August 3, 2019 – Zylleith

Character: Zylleith – level 13             Server: Crickhollow

Race/Class: Beorning

Zylleith is my only Beorning. I had another one, but deleted it. Sadly, I don’t even remember her name. After one of the Updates, I decided to give Beornings another try, and thus Zylleith was born. Beornings are fun, although I think they were a little over-hyped. You get to turn into a bear, which is cool, but there doesn’t seem to be much advantage to fighting as a bear. You don’t move much faster, your attacks aren’t that much more powerful. It is fun though, so I guess that’s the point.

Zylleith Bear (2)

Zylleith is also my only toon that fights with a great axe. So that’s cool. She is also an explorer by trade, so that she can farm ore and wood. I haven’t done much crafting with her, since my other toons are so far ahead of her and can make her anything she needs, but we’ll focus on that at some point.

We spent our time in the Shire working on the Spoiled Pies deed. I absolutely love the Shire. It is one of my favorite regions in the entire game, but unless you create a hobbit, it is really easy to miss it entirely. There may be a few other deeds or quests that take you briefly to the Shire, but that is no where near enough time to truly get the Shire experience. It’s why I’ve started taking all of my toons through the Shire, whether they are hobbits or not. The Spoiled Pie deed, as well as the Quick Post deed, is a really good way to get a full tour of the region, which is why I enjoy them.

Zylleith with a Pie (2)

Quests Completed

  • Spoiled Pie from Michel Delving
  • Spoiled Pie from Needlehole
  • Spoiled Pie from Tuckborough
  • Spoiled Pie from Frogmorton
  • Spoiled Pie from Budgeford
  • Spoiled Pie from Brockenborings
  • Spoiled Pie from Scary
  • Spoiled Pie from Woodhall
  • Spoiled Pie from Stock

ZylleithQuests Bestowed (not completed)

  • Destination: Bree-land

Deeds Completed

  • No Place for Spoiled Pies

Deeds Bestowed (not completed)

  • Slug-slayer
  • Harvest-fly slayer
  • Deeds of the Shire

Enemies Defeated

  • 1 Harvest-fly
  • 2 Hill Tuskers
  • 3 Putrid Bog-slugs
  • 2 Reeking Bog-slugs
  • 1 Wolf

Loot Collected

  • 38 Chunks of Copper Ore
  • 2 Chunks of Silver Ore
  • 6 Logs of Rowan Wood
  • 30 Marks
  • 2 Agates
  • 4 Amethysts
  • 4 Chunks of Crude Brimstone
  • 1 Chunk of Grey Rock-salt
  • 1 Crude Whetstone
  • 5 Dirty Filths
  • 2 Drops of Sticky Resin
  • 1 Light Carapace
  • 3 Light Hides
  • 1 Matted Fur
  • 1 Matted Skin
  • 1 Opal
  • 1 Pile of Copper Salts
  • 1 Slick Membrane
  • 2 Small Filths
  • 2 Small Membranes
  • 810 Copper Coins

Zylleith leveled up from level 12 to level 13! Yay! These early levels are so much easier to get to! she got 3426 XP, 200 Destiny Points, and 5 LOTRO points. Huzzah!

 

July 30, 2019 – Eadneyth

Character: Eadneyth           Server: Crickhollow

Race: Human                        Class: Captain

Eadneyth is the only one of my toons that has a (very small and barely defined) backstory. I created her because I wanted another tank, but something other than a guardian. I hadn’t played a captain before, so I wanted to give it a try. When I made her, my randomization made her blondish, sort of like Nirawyn has, and since they are both my tanks, it made sense that Eadie should be Nira’s younger sister.

Eadie fights with a halberd and has a man at arms named Fritz who carries her standard. She is my main weaponsmith for the Crickhollow bunch. In today’s session, she is catching up on some Bree quests in and around Staddle and Chetwood.

EadneythQuests Completed

  • More Treasure
  • Prologue: A Critical Strike
  • Widow’s Farmhand
  • Widow Froghorn’s Pipe-weed
  • Quality and Character
  • Farmer’s Market
  • Wanetta the Wedge
  • Concern for a Friend
  • Eyes of Staddle
  • Lily’s Secret
  • Falco’s Garden
  • Fixing Falco’s Folly

Quests Bestowed (not completed)

  • Prologue: The Hideout

Deeds Completed

  • Brigand-slayer (Advanced)
  • Bree-land Adventurer (Advanced)

Deeds Bestowed (not completed)

  • Quick Wrist
  • Slayer of Bree-land
  • Improved Routing Cry
  • Bree-land Adventurer (Final)

Enemies Defeated

  • Jagger Jack
  • Jasper Mudbottom
  • 2 Blackwold Knaves
  • 1 Blackwold Lieutenant
  • 5 Blackwold Lookouts
  • 4 Blackwold Marksmen
  • 10 Blackwold Poachers
  • 1 Blackwold Raider
  • 2 Blackwold Ruffians
  • 7 Blackwold Scouts
  • 6 Foraging Brown-bears
  • 1 Wolfhound

Loot Collected

  • 3 Lesser Athelas Essences
  • 30 Marks
  • 1 Agate
  • 3 Aged Scraps of Text
  • 3 Amethysts
  • 1 Apprentice Jeweler Scroll Case
  • Boggs’ Great Sword
  • 11 Broken Daggers
  • 1 Broken Hatchet
  • 6 Broken Shortswords
  • 9 Broken Sword Sheaths
  • 1 Chunk of Grey Rock-salt
  • Cutleaf’s  Greaves
  • 1 Delicate Golden Bracelet
  • 1 Dirty Ear
  • Falco’s Earring
  • Falco’s Smasher
  • 1 Lesser Celebrant Salve
  • 5 Light Hides
  • Lover’s Shield
  • 3 Mangled Sword Sheaths
  • 2 Matted Furs
  • 2 Matted Skins
  • Pipe-weed
  • 2 Small Whetstones
  • 5 Silver Pieces
  • 1378 Copper Coins

Eadneyth earned 2168 XP and 20 LOTRO points.

Eadneyth and Fritz

Eadie and Fritz

July 29, 2019 – Celebrie

Character: Celebrie                  Server: Crickhollow

Race: Elf                                     Class: Rune Keeper

Celebrie is my one and only Rune Keeper. While it’s a bit squishy for my taste, it is fun to light things up with fire and lightning. She is also my tailor for the group, responsible for outfiting everyone in their leather armor.

Today’s questing was mostly in the Harloeg Swamp in the Lone-Lands,  helping the Earth-kin who settled north of the wetlands. Also worked a bit towards a couple of slayer deeds, including Orcs, Wargs and Trolls. Also got to see a very unusual sight – a full rainbow over the Lone-Lands.

Celebrie's Rainbow in Harloeg

CelebrieQuests Completed:

  • One Called Galrip
  • Our Past in Stone
  • Pursued by the Past
  • A Brokered Peace
  • Clear Water
  • Well-prepared

Enemies Defeated

  • Mosal-gurz
  • 1 Angered Tarkrip
  • 5 Balt-olog Crushers
  • 4 Balt-olog Heavers
  • 1 Dreadful Tarkrip
  • Galrip
  • 6 Lethal Tarkrips
  • 1 Skittering Ruin-web
  • 6 Sturdy Long-tusks
  • 5 Tarkrip Seekers
  • 10 Warg Scrub-stalkers
  • 229 Silver Pieces
  • 1142 Copper Coins

Celebrie Fights a Warg

Loot Collected

  • 3 Greater Athelas Essences
  • 6 Chunks of Gold Ore
  • 1 Adamant
  • 1 Beeswax Candle
  • 6 Boar-stomachs
  • 1 Broken Short Bow
  • 9 Broken Wood Spears
  • 1 Chunk of Clear Rock-salt
  • 1 Chunk of Dark Brimstone
  • 7 Coarse Furs
  • 13 Coarse Skins
  • Diplomat’s Cloak
  • Diplomat’s Ward
  • 1 Dwarf Leather Shoes of Might
  • 1 Dwarf Steel Leggings of Courage
  • 1 Ebullient Band
  • 3 Etched Stones
  • 1 Fragment of Dunedain Script
  • 6 Haunches of Boar Meat
  • 4 Heavy Sword Sheaths
  • Kekkonen’s Hammer
  • 1 Leather Leggings of Fleetness
  • 1 Log of Lebethron Wood
  • 1 Ruby Shard
  • 1 Ruby
  • Stanric’s Iron Mace
  • 9 Sturdy Hides
  • 1 Tough Carapace
  • 13 Tough Sword Sheaths
  • 1 Traveler’s Steel-Bound Lootbox
  • 1 Writ of Special Passage

Earned 5722 XP today!

July 28, 2019 – Ixulias

Character: Ixulias – level 21            Server: Anor

Race: High Elf                                    Class: Minstrel

Ixulias is the last character I have on Anor, the legendary server. She is working through the quests by level like the others (see Ilgir’s introductory post for details), but since I created her well after the other ones, she is still working on level 15 and 16 quests right now. Made some good progress, so I’m hoping she will catch up with the others soon.

Ixulias Studying in Bree

Best thing about having glowing hands? You always have a book light.

I made her later mostly because I realized that I needed a scholar on my team, mostly to make crafting journals. Ixulias is a scholar, who dabbles in weaponsmithing. She is also my only character who is a High Elf, and let me say, their introduction quest line is epic. And by “epic,” I mean in the literal sense of the word. It’s pretty amazing.

Today, Ixulias helped Strider and his ranger friend, Lenglinn, by rooting out some of the darker brigands and investigating the odd things happening in Buckland. She also helped Chief Watcher Grimbriar and his associates in the Vale of Andrath dealing with some of Sharkey’s shenanigans.

IxuliasQuests Completed

  • The Taxidermist of Bree
  • A Pressing Matter
  • Foreword: An Unwanted Guest
  • Instance: Unravelling the Thread
  • Book 1, Chapter 1: Unravelling the Thread
  • Book 1, Chapter 2: To a Constable’s Aid
  • Instance: Blackwolds Broken
  • Book 1, Chapter 3: Blackwolds Broken
  • The Elf-sword
  • Homesteads of Eriador
  • Building the Duillond Homestead
  • There is No Place Like Home
  • A Brood of Boffins
  • Crafting: Knowledge is the Best Defense
  • Book 1, Chapter 4: Dark Designs
  • Instance: A Song for the Company
  • A Song for the Company
  • Book 1, Chapter 5: The Other Riders
  • Book 1, Chapter 6: In the Black Riders’ Wake
  • Book 1, Chapter 7: Horn-call of Buckland
  • A Blade For a Life
  • Rogue’s Gallery
  • Sharkey’s Plan
  • The Flow of Goods
  • The Vale of Andrath
  • Must Have . . .
  • Southern Fiend
  • Sharkey’s Liutenant
  • Brigands and Half-orcs
  • Neeker-breaker
  • Informing Grimbriar

Quests Bestowed (not completed)

  • Marigold
  • Book 1, Chapter 8: Master of the Wood
  • Along the Great East Road

Deeds Completed

  • Neekerbreeker-slayer
  • Light in the Dark
  • Class Deeds – Tier 3
  • Known to the Men of Bree

Deeds Bestowed (not completed)

  • Lore of the Cardolan Prince
  • Wight-slayer
  • Neekerbreeker-slayer (Advanced)
  • Friend to the Men of Bree
  • Improved Raise the Spirit

Titles Awarded

  • Honorary Boffin
  • Known through Bree
  • Shell-breaker
  • Song Warrior

Enemies Defeated

  • Éogan
  • Aldis Oatbearer
  • Amdir
  • Blake
  • Sharkey’s Lieutenant
  • Southern Leader
  • 8 Biting Neekerbreekers
  • 4 Blackwold Cutthroat
  • 5 Blackwold Enforcers
  • 1 Blackwold Fighter
  • 2 Blackwold Guards
  • 4 Cave Neekerbreeker
  • 9 Craban
  • 1 Dourhand Sentry
  • 1 Dourhand Turncoat
  • 4 Half-orc Bruisers
  • 3 Half-orc Fighters
  • 1 Half-orc Ruffian
  • 2 Half-orc Sentries
  • 1 Half-orc boss
  • 4 Marsh Neekerbreekers
  • 5 Relentless Neekerbreekers
  • 6 Southern Archers
  • 10 Southern Blade-bearers
  • 4 Southern Brawler
  • 1 Southern Captain
  • 2 Southern Knaves
  • 4 Southern Lookouts
  • 22 Southern Outlaws
  • 1 Southern Raider
  • 2 Southern Skirmishers
  • Southern Watch-captain
  • 2 Thrashing Barrow-rats

Loot Collected

  • 2 Bronze Ingots
  • 6 Simple Athelas Essences
  • 3 Simple Celebrant Salves
  • 4 Early Third Age Relics
  • 5 Bingo Badges
  • 11 Opals
  • 2 Apprentice Tailor Scroll Cases
  • 2 Apprentice Weaponsmith Scroll Cases
  • 1 Bandit Basher
  • 1 Birch Tree
  • 1 Blackened Essence
  • 4 Blackened Goos
  • 4 Blackened Wings
  • 6 Bloodstones
  • 1 Blunt Beak
  • 1 Brigand’s Note
  • 55 Broken Hatchets
  • 30 Caravan Goods
  • Celairant’s Greaves
  • 2 Chunks of White Rock-salt
  • Constable’s Jacket
  • 17 Crooked Claw
  • 2 Dirty Wing
  • 1 Drop of Ashy Resin
  • 2 Dull Beak
  • 1 Fiend-killer Silver Hoop
  • 1 Gleaming Gold Armband
  • 2 Journeyman Scholar Scroll Cases
  • 2 Journeyman Woodworker Scroll Cases
  • 1 Large Bear-skin Rug
  • 1 Light Banded Buckler of Fate
  • Maribell’s Defender
  • Menedgaim
  • Minstrel’s Friend
  • 11 Mossy Carapaces
  • 1 Red Chair
  • Saeradan’s Shoulder Guards
  • 1 Shining Dwarf Steel Boots
  • 1 Shining Leather Shoulder Pads
  • 1 Stained Letter
  • 1 Wet Skin
  • 46 Worn Sword Sheaths
  • 12 Worn Tablet Fragments
  • 79 Silver Pieces
  • 3249 Copper Coins

Items Crafted

  • 1 Scroll of Minor Battle Lore
  • 2 Scrolls of Minor Scholar Lore
  • 1 Scroll of Minor Weaponsmithing Lore

Ixulias earned 13,919 XP, 200 destiny points, and 15 LOTRO points. She also leveled up from 20 to 21! Yay!

Ixulias Outside Bree-town

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