LOTRO Tour 10: Ost Guruth to Thorenhad

Continuing the tour of the vast Middle Earth as presented in LOTRO, we ride from Ost Guruth in the Lone Lands to Thorenhad in the Trollshaws. We stop by Bilbo’s stone trolls and then end with the sons of Elrond. Unlike games like Skyrim and Star Trek Online, where most of the terrain is accessible, in LOTRO, there are very clear boundaries that channel the player along certain paths. On the way to the stone trolls, I took a wrong path through a bunch of live trolls (but too low-level to attack me) and ended up back near the road. I needed to use the map to find my way to the stone trolls, since I haven’t played much in the Trollshaws lately.

I end up at Thorenhad, where the moron spawn of Elrond hang out. I call them that, because in the Ford of Bruinen skirmish, one or the other brother needlessly attacks a couple of baddies that position themselves in an obvious, but out of the way, spot. This always happens at the most inopportune time, like when many other baddies are attacking, so if you don’t have a healer on your side, it could be bad, since you lose if one of the Elrond spawn dies.

I did the path on my war-steed since they are faster even than the rented horse rides between stable masters.


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