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Leveling Guide to Forochel

Leveling Guide to Forochel

LOTRO Suri-Kyla in Forochel
Levels 44-50
Content Pack:
VIP or Forochel Quest Pack
Forochel Quest Pack includes:

Forochel is the frozen north of LOTRO - vast frozen expanses surrounding a frigid bay. Unlike Evendim, you won't be swimming in this water: it's so cold that more than few seconds immersed will kill you. Even some of the foes you battle here have frost effects that require standing by a fire to dispel. The local inhabitants, the Lossoth, are quite chilly as well. Outsiders must earn faction with the Lossoth just to be considered of Neutral standing.

Questing in Forochel is quite good at level 44, with a good concentration of quests in Kauppa-Kohta. After that, the quests are still plentiful but spread out. Many of the quest lines are solo with a small fellowship quest at the end. Forochel gives the feeling of isolation, which will appeal to some players and not others. Try to complete 20 quests for a rank of Empathy, then switch to Angmar, Misty Mountains or Eregion is this isn't your cup of tea.

Control Points

One feature of Forochel to be aware of are Control Points. When controlled by the Gauradain, the map icon for the control point is red. You must clear all the aggro NPCs before they respawn to turn the control point "blue". Lossoth will replace the Gauradain and offer repeatable faction quests. These quests are not very helpful for leveling, but if you are interested in earning Lossoth of Forochel faction for stable routes, the Forochel horse or other rewards, these make the rep grind much easier. Visiting all four control points completes the Battle for Forochel deed which rewards a rank of Wisdom.

Quest Hubs and Points of Interest

LOTRO Map of Forochel
[Click map to enlarge]

This map shows the quests nodes for the Forochel in progression (from A to G) and some points of interest (1 to 6).

Quest Hubs

 LocLevelsQuest HubVendorStableMailboxMilestoneNotes
A 3.2N, 58.0W 44 Kauppa-Kohta x x x x Lore-master trainer
B 11.4N, 69.7W 45-46 Pynti-peldot x x x x Champion trainer
C 7.5N, 75.5W 45-48 Janis-leiri         Minstrel trainer
D 9.5N, 81.1W 46-50 Zigilgund x x x x Burglar trainer, crafting facilities. Another quest giver nearby in Norsu-hauta (8.0N, 80.8W)
E 17.5N, 64.5W 47-48 Ovali's Fishing Camp          
F 19.1N, 70.9W 47-50 Suri-Kyla x x x x Bard, class trainers, crafting facilities, Lossoth of Forochel faction reps, vault-keeper
G 19.5N, 83.8W 49-50 Kuru-Leiri x x
x Hunter trainer

Points of Interest

1 Skirmish Camp 19.7N, 70.4W Near Suri-Kyla
2 Reflecting Pool 19.3N, 70.9W Just inside Suri-Kyla
3 Karhu-leiri 19.9N, 66.3 Control point
4 Pynti-leiri 8.8N, 70.5W Control point
5 Norsu-leiri 8.0N, 78.9W Control point
6 Hylje-leiri 18.2N, 81.3W Control point


Virtue Deeds in Forochel

We recommend everyone complete 20 quests for the rank of Empathy the Forochel Survivor deed rewards. Hunters may want to stick around a little longer for the rank of Compassion you get for completing 30 quests. If you are into flipping the control points, tactical classes (Lore-master, Minstrel and Rune-keeper) may be interested in the rank of Wisdom you can earn by visiting all four. Otherwise, come back around level 60 for this when you won't need to kill anything.

Quest Forochel Survivor Empathy 1 Complete 20 quests Everyone
Quest Forochel Pioneer Compassion 1 Complete 30 quests Hunters
Exploration Battle for Forochel Wisdom 1 Explore the 4 Control Points Tactical Classes

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 relatively easy to get. You may want to return later to earn more. See Choosing Your Virtues for more information.

Legendary Deeds

LOTRO Peikko in Forochel

Forochel is one of the zones where pages drop from humanoids for your initial Legendary Trait deeds. Be sure visit your class trainer at level 39 and buy the books that start the deeds. You'll need to visit Rivendell to advance the deed, but then any humanoids you kill in Forochel could drop one of the top four pages for one of your deeds.

The Epic Story and Forochel

Forochel is the setting for Volume I, including Book 13, which was designed for players capped at 50 when released. If you are planning to do all of Book 1, this should give some XP as long as you are within a few levels of level 50.

Crafting Notes and Forochel

Forochel offers Tier 4 ore (Dwarf-iron and Platinum) and Pristine hides in the Kauppa-Kohta area and Tier 5 ore (Ancient Iron and Ancient Silver) and Exceptional hides in the rest of the zone. Wood and scholar nodes are scarce. Crafters may want to take advantage of the crafting facilities in the Suri-kyla lodge - with a banker and superior workbench, forge, oven and study, this is as good as it gets before you get to 21st Hall in Moria.

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