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Guide to Resources Gathering : Ered Luin

Updated Mon, Jan 05, 2009 by Darkgolem

The Discerning Crafter : Ered Luin

Ered Luin Resource Gathering Guide

By Darkgolem

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 bring you the guide to resources in Ered Luin.

Ered Luin Resource Chart
Name
Copper/Tin
Silver/BarrowIron
Rowan
Ash
Crops
Light Hide
Medium Hide
Artifacts (Tier 1)
Broken Urn (Tier 2)
Celondim
Poor (1)

Fair (2)


Fair (2)

Poor (1)

Duillond
Fair (2)

Fair (2)

Fair (2)
Good (2)

Poor (1)

Vale of the Thrain
Fair (2)

Fair (2)


Excellent (4)

Pood (1)

Lowlands
Fair (2)

Good (3)


Fair (2)

Poor (1)

Haudh Lin

Poor (1)
Poor (1)
Poor (1)

Fair (2)
Fair (2)

Good (3)
Rath Teraig

Poor (1)

Poor (1)




Poor (1)

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 located in northern Falathlorn (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 Gelair.

Travelling in DuillondDuillond 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 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).

Hunting in Haudh LinHaudh 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 here.  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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