The Discerning Crafter : Lone
Guide to Resource Gathering
Lands are, with a few noteworthy exceptions, a poor place to gather
resources. With limited amounts of ore and wood, there is not
much to gather here if you are gathering resources. However, the
exceptions to resource gathering in the Lone Lands make it worth a
second look. First and foremost, there are tier 3 resources in
large parts of this area. Sturdy hides, yew wood, rich iron and
gold are all found here, where in lower level areas, this is not the
The Lone Lands are the best place in Lord
of the Rings Online (LOTRO) to find medium hides. Hidden
in the back areas of the Midgewater Pass are some wolves dens which
yield medium hides, very quickly. You can also find a large
amount of naturally growing tier 2 and 3 crops in the Lone Lands,
especially around Nain Enidh. While not ideal if you have access
to farming skills, you can gather enough crops to cook if you need
to. You can find a small amount of tier 2 and tier 3 scholar
nodes here, but not an extensive amount. Overall, however, most
specialties will find the Lone Lands a place to
avoid if you wish to gather resources for crafting or sale.
Simply put, it's a very inhospitable place.
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You can get rich iron, and gold, but only in small amounts. Crops
found here include woad plant, raspberries. cabbages and green
onions. Skins can be found in moderation (medium), because of the
boars here. Ash wood is found here in small amounts. Minal
Eriol has a small number of broken urns (tier 2 artifacts)
Nain Eidnh: Rich iron and
gold can be found here, but spread far from each other. You can
find blueberries, cabbages, woad plants and raspberries here, in (for
naturally growing crops) large amounts. You will see sturdy hides
here, mainly on scattered wargs. Yew is found here, but scattered
around and slow to gather. In Nain Eidnh, Naerost (northern Nain
Eidnh, east of Weathertop) has tier 3 nodes, in moderate
amounts.. Amon Ros, just east of Ost Guruth, has no
artifacts. Ost Cyrn, south of Ost Guruth has tier 3 artifacts,
but not many.
Talath Gaun: While not an
outstanding place to gather ore, some rich iron and gold is found
here. You can find sturdy skins here, in fair amounts, from the
wargs located in this area (there are also some boars near the last
bridge). Crops are middling. There is not a lot to be
found, mainly raspberries and cabbages. Yew is available,
scattered like it often is, but common enough to be worth looking
for. There are no artifacts found in Talath Gaun.
Harloeg: Harloeg is a
poor place to get gold and rich iron. These resources are far
from each other, though present There are no skins nor crops in
Harloeg. You can find scattered yew in various places here.
There are no hides here. Artifacts can be found in Harloeg, in
the far south east corner, among the ruins near Ost Hoer.
Haragmar: Full of undead
and other beasts, Haragmar is a difficult place to gather resources
from. For ore, I suggest avoiding it all together, it has so
little, it cannot be justified as a place to mine. It has almost
no yew, though you can rarely find some. There are no hides to be
found in Haragmar. There are artifacts found in the ruins east of
Haragmar, among the wights found there.
The Weather Hills: There
can be found barrow iron and silver here, but in limited amounts.
You can get medium hides here in some amount from boars, but there are
much, much better places in the Midgewater Pass. Crops are
surprisingly common here, yielding blueberries, green onions and
rhubarb. There is some ash found here in small amounts.
Oddly, with the age and history of Weathertop you would imagine you
would find artifacts here, but this is not the case, there are no
artifacts at all in this area.
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Pass: Much like the Weather Hills, this area actually
straddles the border between Bree-Land and the Lone Lands.
However, it is similar to the remainder of the Lone Lands in one
respect, it is poor in mineral assets. It is still better than
most of the Lone Lands for ore. Ash is found here scattered
about, but not in quantity. The Midgewater Pass area is most
noteworthy for it's medium skins. There are three wolves lairs
here, each giving several medium skins. This is the best medium
skin harvesting area I have found in Lord of the Rings Online!
One note, however, there is a single quest which requires killing
"Yellowfang Stalker" wolves, which are mainly found here, so courtesy
towards those questing here would be needed, if your harvesting
skins. The lairs are located at 28.7S, 41.6W, 28.8S, 40.7W and
28.9S, 40.3W. Searching this area for artifacts will give you
nothing in returns. Despite the many small bits of ruins here,
all of them have been picked over completely and are bereft of
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