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Leveling Guide to The Lone-lands

Leveling Guide to The Lone-lands

LOTRO Glumhallow in Lonelands
Levels 22-32
Content Pack: VIP or Lone-lands Quest Pack
Lone-lands Quest Pack includes:

Of the two zones available for this level range, leveling is a smoother experience in Lone-lands than in North Downs. New quest nodes, a public dungeon, better integration with the epic story and repeatable bounty and reputation quests mean you could easily level from 22 to 32 without leaving the Lone-lands. But should you?

The short answer is "no". VIPs can make the most of their efforts by completing 3 tiers of quest deeds in each zone for the virtues these reward. North Downs, rewards excellent survivability virtues for every class.

That said, you're going to want to focus on Lone-lands (smoother, faster leveling) while still completing 45 quests in North Downs. Start in Lone-lands and switch over North Downs whenever the quests get a bit harder. Complete the quests from one quest hub of the right level, then switch back. Rinse and repeat as needed. After you finish in Lone-lands, there are still 20 or so quests in North Downs for the area east of Esteldin. They are higher level than Lone-lands, so finish your final quest completion deed there.

Free and Premium Tactics

Free and Premium players will likely want to purchase only one of these two zones. If you do all the quests and deeds in the zone, Lone-lands will take you to about level 34, while North Downs will take you to 38 or so. Either way you'll need a bridge zone, like Evendim or Trollshaws to get you to the level 40+ content or you can skirmish through the gap. Certainly complete the epic quests and easy ranks of reputation in either case.

Quest Hubs and Points of Interest

LOTRO Map of the Lone-lands
[Click map to enlarge]

This map shows the quests nodes for Lone-lands in progression (from A to J) and some points of interest (1 to 7).

Quest Hubs in The Lone-lands

Note: If you take the stable route directly from Saeradan to Candaith at the end of Volume 1, Book 1, it is possible to complete Chapters 2-6 before heading to Forsaken Inn. Alternatively, you can run from Bree to the Forsaken Inn and start there. Both ways work.
 LocLevelsQuest HubVendorStableMailboxMilestoneNotes
A 34.1S, 40.7W 22-23 Forsaken Inn X X X X Repeatable bounty quests
B 30.2S, 37.9W 22-23 Candaith's Encampment

Volume 1, Book 2 of the epic story
C 34.4S, 36.9W 23-25 Eglain Camp

D 32.9S, 32.9W 25-26 Iorvinas X

E 31.4S, 29.5W 25-29 Ost Guruth X X X X Bard, crafting facilities, Eglain faction reps, repeatable rep quests
F 32.7S, 26.1W 28-29 Dol Vaeg X

G 33.8S, 29.0W 29 Tornstones

H 36.7S, 28.0W 29-30 Ost Haer

Repeatable bounty quests
I 29.8S, 27.4W 30-31 Agamaur

J 27.7S, 24.5W 32+ Garth Agarwen Instance X

Group instances

Points of Interest in The Lone-lands

1 Skirmish Camp 31.3S, 29.1W Near Ost Guruth
2 Reflecting Pool 30.9S, 29.3W In Ost Guruth, for Volume I, Book 2
3 Camp Site 28.0S, 25.2W Just outside Garth Agarwen
4 Echad Sul 29.4S, 37.0W For Weathertop Exploration deed
5 Weatherfoot 31.9S, 38.6W For Weathertop Exploration deed
6 Glumhallow 29.9S, 38.4W For Weathertop Exploration deed
7 Weathertop 31.2S, 36.9W For Weathertop Exploration deed

Virtue Deeds in the Lone-lands

Haerlog at night, Lone-lands
Goblin Slayer (advanced) and Orc Slayer (advanced) each award a rank of Valour, a great survivability virtue for all classes. Also worth considering while leveling up:
  • Completing Tales of the Lonely Road (advanced, 30 quests) in Lone-lands awards one rank of Compassion, a useful virtue for Hunters.
  • Completing the Weathertop Exploration deed gives one rank of Wisdom, a good virtue for tactical classes (again, Rune-keepers, Lore-masters and Minstrels)
Quest Tales of the Lonely Road (advanced) Compassion 1 Complete 30 quests Hunters
Exploration Weathertop Exploration Wisdom 1 Find 4 Points of Interest Tactical Classes
Slayer Goblin-slayer (Advanced) Valour 1 Kill 180 Goblins Everyone
Slayer Orc-slayer (Advanced) Valour 1 Kill 180 Orcs Everyone

Keep in mind that these are only a few of the virtues you can earn in this zone - specifically the ones you'll find useful while leveling and are easy to get. You may want to return later to earn more. See Choosing Your Virtues for more information.

The Epic Story and the Lone-lands

Volume I, Book 2 of the epic story takes part entirely in the Lone-lands. The epic story can be soloed now and is well woven into the quest arc of the zone - there's no reason to skip it!

Crafting Notes and the Lone-lands

With its plentiful ruins, Lone-lands is a treasure trove of Broken Urn and Antique Vase scholar nodes. Repeatable quests from the Forsaken Inn and Ost Haer reward crafting components and recipes. Repeatable quests and crafting facilities in Ost Guruth let you turn your crafting abilities into Eglain rep.
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