Posted Wed, Jul 20, 2011 by gunky
Enedwaith, the last stop in Eriador, does not receive a lot of mention in Tolkien's lore. It is known that the land south of Eregion and North of Gondor was once heavily forested, but the forests were cut down by the Numenoreans in the Second Age. In the late Third Age setting of the Lord of the Rings Online, it is a rugged highland moor populated by the savage Dunlendings known as the Algraig, and a more recently-established population of rangers of the Grey Company, who are chasing rumors about a growing shadow in the south. There is also a small and curious settlement of Hobbits living in the west - Hobbits who, unlike their northern cousins, wear boots on their feet and beards on their chins.
Unlike most other new areas introduced to the game prior to it, Enedwaith is not really a place for leveling up. It is level 65 across the board, put in place for endgame PvE, and rather dangerous for lower-levels seeking something more challenging (or less gloomy and depressing) than Mirkwood. It serves as the setting for Books 2 and 3 of Volume III of the epic storyline, and features two distinct reputation factions - the Algraig and the Grey Company. It is also the home of Ost Dunhoth, a sprawling 12-player raid divided into 5 wings and the capstone of the In Their Absence storyline.
AREAS: A detailed look at the different regions within Enedwaith, including points of interest, mob types and crafting resources available there.
QUEST HUBS: A breakdown of the towns and camps where quests are initiated, including town services and important NPCs at each spot.
INSTANCES: A guide to the dungeons, caves and instanced areas of Enedwaith, with tips and tricks on running this content smoothly.
DEEDS: A chart of the deeds available in Enedwaith, including the best places to go to complete them.
REPUTATION: A look at gaining standing with the Algraig and the Grey Company - how to earn reputation and where to use it.