The Discerning Crafter : Ered
Ered Luin Resource
When gathering crops, ore, hides or wood for crafting, it helps to know
what areas are good or bad for any sort of material.
Unfortunately, this is a counterintuitive process. Sometimes
places that you logically would think has lots of one or another type
of material, based upon the type of geography, does not in fact have
the items in question in any quantities. Take Ered Luin,
Ered Luin has both Falathlorn to the south, a land of fields and light
groves of trees and Haudh Lin to the north. Falathlorn fits what
you might expect for gathering crops and wood. It is a fair place
to pick up rowan wood, crops (mainly berries) and hides (because of the
many wolves and boars there). But Haudh Lin is a different and
confusing place for gathering. As a highly mountainous area,
favored by a city and several outposts of dwarves, you would think that
ore would be common here. While ore is found in this area, it is
not as plentiful as you might think. Artifacts are rare in all of
Ered Luin, excepting in Kheledul, which has a moderately good supply of
urns (tier 2 relics).
So traveling many mountain ways, scouring the lands of Ered Luin from
top to bottom, I have looked in great detail for all sorts of items
that the discerning crafter might want, and the best way to found
them. After many a close encounter with foul dourhand dwarves,
vicious venomous spiders, slavering wolves and many, many goblins, I
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of the Thrain
Celondim is notably poor in tin
and copper. I would suggest not
even bothering checking this area for any sort of ore. While ore
is not absent, it is not worth checking for mining. For the ruins
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(Dol Ringwest, and so on), there is a
little copper and tin found here, but not enough to go there to mine
especially. There is a moderate amount of rowan wood found here,
though not as thickly set as in Duillond. Light hides can be
found here, but there are less animals and more insects, making them
slightly less plentiful. There are no crops found in
Celondim. Celondim has a slight amount of artifacts found at Tham
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style="border: 2px solid ; width: 250px; height: 188px;" align="left"> style="font-weight: bold;">Duillond is poor for ore also,
though not as bad as Celondim.
Some rare deposits are found on the sides of roads, outlying
ruins. There is a fair amount of rowan wood strewn about
Duillond, again mainly away from the settlement to the west.
Light hides are plentiful, among the many boars and wolves found
here. Along the western slopes can be found yarrow root,
strawberries, blackberries, honey and cabbage in moderate
amounts. The ruins for Limael Vineyard and Dol Ringwest both have
artifacts, though not in quantity.
The Vale of the Thrain, south
of Thorin's gate, has little ore in the
Hunter's Vale (northeastern edge), but south of the river and road
leading to Thorin's Hall some copper and tin can be found. For
skins, the Vale of the Thrain is excellent. Absolutely chock full
of wild animals that give light hides, it's easy to get a stack of
hides for use or sale. There is a fair amount of rowan wood to be
found here also, not tons, but enough to be worth a trip if you need
it. Considering the barren, cold environment of the Vale of the
Thrain, it shouldn't be surprising that there are no crops found
here. There are pitchers (tier 1 artifact nodes) found in Orodost
in modest numbers here, though the many goblins can make this a bit
hazardous for low level students of antiquities.
Lowlands is located north of href="http://lotro.tentonhammer.com/index.php?module=ContentExpress&func=display&ceid=394">Gondamon,
this area has a small amount of
ore. For a area that is known for it's dwarven populace, ore is
surprisingly rare. Rowan wood and light hides can be found in
moderation, more rowan than creatures to kill for hides are available
though. Crops are not found in the low lands at all.
Ringdale has one artifact to be found (broken pitcher).
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Lin is east of the Lowlands, this area has barrow iron and
silver. Rowan branches are found here, in modest amounts, and
while there are plenty of creatures in Haudh Lin, the majority do not
bear skins, However there are some bears here which will give
medium hides if defeated. You can rarely find ash in the eastern
portions of Haudh Lin. The western portion of Haudh Lin gives
light hides. There are no crops to be found at all in
Haudh Lin. The wight ruins (located to the east of the Grimwater,
on the opposite of the hills there) have a single artifact note (broken
urn) but the best place to get tier 2 relics is in Kheledul, which 3
artifact notes to be found. However, the many dourhands require
you to visit this place around level 20 (where they won't bother you)
or be willing to fight a lot.
Rath Teraig - Inhabited thickly
by goblins, this area is a poor place
to harvest silver or barrow iron. While Rath Teraig has a little
ash wood strewn about it, it isn't enough to warrant harvesting
There are no animals that give hides in Rath Teraig. There are a
few broken urns (tier 2 artifacts) located in Rath Teraig, but not many.
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