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The Lord of the Rings Online: Shadows of Angmar Atlas, Maps and Quests

title: The Lord of the Rings Online: Shadows of Angmar
developer: Turbine | publisher: Midway (US) / Codemasters (EU)

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News and additions:

New and modified on Wednesday, March 25, 2009:

Welcome Back Weekend!

To help celebrate our latest free update for LOTRO we'd like to welcome you back for an extended weekend of free gameplay from March 26-31, 2009*. In addition, there is a +25% bonus experience boost on mob kills for everyone playing on those days!**

The latest free update for THE LORD OF THE RINGS ONLINE, BOOK 7: LEAVES OF LÓRIEN is now available. It includes some great features we think you’ll enjoy. Here are some things waiting for you when you come back to LOTRO for these free play days:

- GAIN FREE LEVELS! – Recent game enhancements will let your existing characters gain free levels the first time they earn any XP!
- PLAY YOUR OLD CHARACTERS - They're Waiting Right Where You Left Them!
* NEW REPUTATION FACTION - The Elves of Lothlórien
* NEW 12-MAN RAID - Head to the Waterworks of Moria!
* NEW BEGINNER EXPERIENCE - Level Faster, New Quests & Tutorials
* QUEST GUIDE FEATURE (Beta) - Track Active Quests on World Maps
* THE SPRING FESTIVAL RETURNS - Enjoy New Tasks and Activities

Need to re-download the LOTRO client? Get the latest version here:
Standard-resolution version
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* Offer available only to former players of LOTRO with a paid online subscription in good standing at the time the subscription expired.
** The bonus XP stacks with rest XP as well!

New and modified on Friday, March 13, 2009:

Refer a Friend and get Amazon vouchers!

Get your friends to play The Lord of the Rings Online with you and we'll reward you with Ł5 or 5 Euro Amazon vouchers*

To take part in our Refer a Friend scheme, all you have to do is visit the Refer a Friend page and enter your friends' e-mail addresses. They'll be sent a personal invitation for the 14-day free trial along with a 25% discount on the full price when they buy a digital download copy of the game from the Codemasters e-store.

For each friend that creates a subscription, you will earn a Ł5 or 5 Euro Amazon voucher. It's as easy as that!

We look forward to welcoming your friends into Middle-earth!

*Subject to terms and conditions. For the full terms and conditions of the Player Referral Programme visit our Refer a Friend page.

Quests: Studying the White Ships

New and modified on Tuesday, November 18, 2008:

Mines of Moria Out Now!

Are you ready for The Lord of the Rings Online: Mines of Moria?

Basic Features:

Rise to the Challenge - Battle a new height of evil with an increased level cap to 60 and deadly new monsters to face.

Continue the Epic story - Navigate the winding tunnels and magnificent Dwarven halls of Moria or explore the tranquil forest of Lothlórien with new lands and hundreds of quests to embark on.

Master Two New Classes - Two all-new classes expand the range of playable characters. Wield magical artifacts to heal or harm as a Rune-keeper or crush your foes with devastating manoeuvres as a Warden.

Legendary Items - A new system that replaces the grind of end-game equipment will revolutionize the way players experience MMOs.

There's much, much, more! For more detail, visit the www.lotro.com

Quests: Finding Reason, Finding Reason, Finding Reason, game maps

New and modified on Friday, July 25, 2008:


Book 14 is now available on the LOTRO servers! The latest free content update for LOTRO offers something for everyone:

Moria Prelude Quests: Aid the Fellowship of the Ring as they prepare to leave Rivendell and make their way toward Mordor. Read more in our Moving the Fellowship dev diary!

The epic quest continues with world events that open up the adventure to every player across all servers!

Instance Updates! Read more about the revamp of higher-level content, and which Epic Quests are now repeatable, in our Book 14 Instance Updates dev diary.

Three new six-man instances!

New Minstrel animations – minstrels now display, and play, their equipped instruments in battle!

Monster player emotes! Howl, scratch, dance, wave to your fellow creeps, or insult your opponents through animated emotes!

There's much, much, more! For more detail, visit the Book 14 Release Notes on the LOTRO Lorebook!

New and modified on Friday, April 25, 2008:


We are pleased to announce the release of Book 13: Doom of the Last-king!
The latest free content update is packed with new features, including:

New Region - Explore the icy reaches of Forochel
- Over 100 new quests
- Enhanced solo play
- Extends the epic story
- Vast, desolate landscape
- New reputation faction: the Lossoth

Hobby System - Feel like going fishing?
- Fishing is the first hobby being introduced in The Lord of the Rings Online: Shadows of Angmar. From the Midgewater Marshes to the Shores of Evendim, players will find fishing to be a relaxing, entertaining – and beneficial – pastime. See your local outfitter to get started!

Enhanced Monsterplay - New monster class: the Orc Defiler
- First Monster Play “Healing” Class
- Additional Orc avatar with multiple appearances and a full host of skills

Looking For Fellowship Enhancements - Mustering Horns and UI improvements
- Updated Quest Journal to display more context
- Share Quest button
- Find a Fellowship button
- Mustering Horns

Many Other New Features! - Click here to see the full list of updates

New and modified on Monday, March 17, 2008:


Volume II of the 2007 PC Game of the Year Expected to Arrive at Retail This Fall

BIRMINGHAM, UK - March 14, 2008 - Turbine, Inc. and Codemasters Online today unveiled Volume II of The Lord of the Rings OnlineTM, the first retail expansion for the award-winning massively multiplayer online roleplaying game (MMORPG). Announced in Birmingham, the childhood home of J.R.R. Tolkien, The Lord of the Rings OnlineTM: Mines of MoriaTM will expand the online world of Middle-earth to let players explore the ancient underground cities of the dwarves, battle epic characters in the depths, face off with the Watcher, be a part of the fateful release of Durin's Bane and more! The Lord of the Rings Online expects to open Volume II of its epic story in the fall of 2008 with an increased level cap, two new classes and the introduction of a unique item advancement system.

"The Mines of Moria is one of the most epic settings in all of fantasy fiction," said Jim Crowley, president and CEO of Turbine, Inc. "No one delivers more quality content than Turbine and with our journey into Moria, we will raise the bar even higher. We are adding vast amounts of content, debuting massive new environments and unveiling numerous unique feature sets, like item advancement, which will create entirely new dimensions of compelling game play and social interaction which are unique to The Lord of the Rings Online experience."


- Speak Friend, and Enter - Moria, called Khazad-dűm by the dwarves, was their capital and the grandest of cities. This enormous underground cavern in north-western Middle-earth, comprises an immense network of tunnels, chambers, mines and huge halls that run beneath and ultimately through the Misty Mountains. For the first time, players of The Lord of the Rings Online will enter this ancient city which has served as the foundation for the modern-day dungeon-crawling adventures to battle the hordes of goblins and the Nameless of the Deep and journey through hundreds of new quests within six new kinds of stunning environments.

- The Epic Continues! - The Mines of Moria represents the beginning of Volume II of The Lord of the Rings Online. Players can experience six new books as part of this update and participate in the release of Durin's Bane, battle the Watcher, aid Galadriel and more!

- Increased Level Cap - Players will be able advance their characters up to level 60, gaining access to new traits, virtues, skills and class quests. The crafting system will also expand, giving players the ability to craft even more powerful items.

- Discover Two New Classes - The Rune-keeper and the Warden, the first new classes to be introduced since the launch of the game, allow players to build exciting and powerful new characters in The Lord of the Rings Online in diverse new ways.

- Forge Legendary Items - The Mines of Moria will introduce Turbine's new item advancement system to The Lord of the Rings Online. Players will be able to forge weapons and class-related equipment and evolve them to build a legacy the likes of Bilbo's Sting and Gandalf's Glamdring. These legendary weapons will level-up along with the player, allowing customization by advancing the item's virtues, adding runic legacies, modifying its titles and forming fables.

To celebrate this exciting news, Turbine and Codemasters also announced today that they will kick off a major promotion that invites everyone to unlock the Mines of Moria by visiting http://www.unlocktheminesofmoria.com. Visitors can learn more about Mines of Moria and play special mini-games that will be periodically released over the coming months. Certain players who participate can complete special deeds through game play and other means to unlock exclusive previews, assets and special in-game items that may help them when they delve into Mines of Moria this fall. The Unlock the Mines of Moria promotion is scheduled to begin at the end of this month.

The Lord of the Rings Online is an award-winning MMORPG that delivers an interactive experience brimming with life and filled with the familiar people, places and monsters from the most beloved fantasy adventure of all time. From the picturesque surroundings of the Shire to Moria, the great underground realm, players will experience the world of Middle-earth as never before. The Lord of the Rings Online is available for purchase at major retailers across North America and Europe. For more information or to download a free trial, visit www.lotro.com or www.lotro-europe.com.

Quests: The Hunt Continues, Surely Almost There, One More Marker, Relics in Barad Tharsir

Locations and NPCs: Parth Aduial Stone Marker 1, Stone Marker 2, Veteran Tomb-robber, Scouting Tomb-robber, Tomb-robber Corpses, Scouting Tomb-robber, Nan Orgnon, Veteran Tomb-robber, The Duskencleft, Satchel of Relics, Scouting Tomb-robber, Scouting Tomb-robber, Scouting Tomb-robber, Scouting Tomb-robber, Tham Varan, Tham Nambarth, Tham Andalath, Ost Heryn, Tham Habad, Stone Marker 3 Barandalf Broken sword, Ansley Atwood, Ogden Oakes

New and modified on Tuesday, February 19, 2008:

BOOK 12: The Ashen Wastes

Codemasters Online are delighted to announce that our fourth major FREE content update to The Lord of the Rings Online™: Shadows of Angmar™ is now live and ready to play!

Free to subscribers, Book 12: The Ashen Wastes is a new update with a host of new features, including the continuation of the Epic storyline, the first massive Player vs. Monster Player dungeon, cosmetic customisation, the great Angmar revamp, multiple class enhancements and much, much more!

Cosmetic Customisation - Equip quivers, backpacks, hauberks, and social clothes or visit the new Barbershop to alter the appearance of your existing character! Read more about the new cosmetic customisation system here.

The Ettendeep! - The Ettendeep is a dungeon controlled by the faction – of monster players and players – currently winning the battle in the Ettenmoors. Read more about this brand new dungeon, here.

Burglar Class Enhancements - In Book 12, the Burglar gets new stealth skills, Fellowship Manoeuvre response skills, a positional damage buff, shared stealth, and a new mode of play called "Mischief" which emphasizes the Burglar’s Tricks and Crowd Control… For more, visit the Burglar developer diary.

Guardian Class Enhancements – The Guardian has received new tanking related skills and has had some additional adjustments that should improve its tanking role. For more information on these enhancements, visit the Guardian developer diary.

Champion Class Enhancements - The Champion has received another pass, with several new skills added, updates to Legendary skills, the addition of a new stance (Ardour), and changes to the Glory stance. For more information visit the Champion Revisited developer diary.

The great Angmar revamp - Angmar has been revisited! The darkness which lingers over the Witch-kings land is now even more potent as the region has received new quest arcs, improvements to previous quest arcs, landscape refinement and much more! To read more about it visit the Angmar revamp developer diary.

For more detailed information about what new content was included in Book 12, view the official patch notes here.

Quests: The Burning Island, Ceremonial Dagger -- Introduction, The Treasure Hunt, Breakfast in the Ruins, The Thief-Takers, Breakfast in the Ruins, Treasure in the Ruins

Locations and NPCs: Bullroarer's Sward Burrowing Sand-Norbog, Burrowing Sand-Norbog, Burrowing Sand-Norbog, Burrowing Sand-Norbog, Burrowing Sand-Norbog, Burrowing Sand-Norbog, Burrowing Sand-Norbog, Burrowing Sand-Norbog, Salamander, Salamander, Salamander, Salamander Barandalf Salamander, Salamander, Burrowing Sand-Norbog, Burrowing Sand-Norbog, Burrowing Sand-Norbog, Huge Sand-Norbog, Huge Sand-Norbog, Huge Sand-Norbog, Barad Tharsir, Alfred Whitley's Camp, Iorthrenar's Journal, Time-worn bottle, Broken shield, Creeping Sand-Lurker, Creeping Sand-Lurker, Creeping Sand-Lurker, Aranhir

New and modified on Monday, February 18, 2008:

Quests: Collecting the Bait, Collecting the Bait, The Goblins' Source, Setting the Trap, Hobgoblins' Recipe, Lost Dog, Dwaling's Plight, Trouble in Dwaling, Recovering the Lost Leaf, Missing the Meeting, A Formal Complaint, Missing the Meeting, Book I, Chapter 12: The Black Rider's Designs, Book I, Chapter 12: The Black Rider's Designs, Book II, Chapter 1: The Red Swamp, Book I, Chapter 1: Unravelling the Thread, Book I, Chapter 10: Into the Barrow-Downs, Book I, Chapter 10: Into the Barrow-Downs, Book I, Chapter 11: Othrongroth, Book I, Chapter 2: To a Constable's Aid, Book I, Chapter 3: Blackwolds Broken, Book I, Chapter 3: Blackwolds Broken, Book I, Chapter 4: Dark Designs, Book I, Chapter 5: The Other Riders, Book I, Chapter 6: In the Black Riders' Wake, Book I, Chapter 7: Horn-call of Buckland, Book I, Chapter 7: Horn-call of Buckland, Book I, Chapter 7: Horn-call of Buckland, Book I, Chapter 7: Horn-call of Buckland, Book I, Chapter 8: Master of the Wood, Book I, Chapter 9: Lilies for the River-Daughter, Rangers of Esteldin, Ost Forod in Tyr Fornech, The Robbers of Barad Tharsir, Relics in Barad Tharsir, Dangerous Road, Friends at Eavespires, Tooth and Scale, Danger Among the Dunes, An Increase of Nerbyg, Orc Battle-Medallions -- Introduction, Mathoms -- Introduction

Locations and NPCs: The Delving Fields Jack Lewisdown, Greylond Bottomley Oatbarton Something amiss, Fundo Delver, Rundo Delver, William Asquith, Maggie Twilburr, Rosebud Bolger, Young Greensward-hind, Young Greensward-hind Bullroarer's Sward Rock, corpse of spider, Spiders, Spiders, Spiders, Spiders, Spiders, Spiders, Spiders, Ronald Dwale, Galthoniel, White Sand, White Sand, White Sand, White Sand, White Sand, Burrowing Sand-Norbog, The Bleakleaf Crest, Burrowing Sand-Norbog, Burrowing Sand-Norbog, Burrowing Sand-Norbog, Burrowing Sand-Norbog, Pearlina Gamgee's residence, Dwaling, Doorbell, Hob Hillbrow Parth Aduial Canadiach, Stone Marker, Tham Andalath, Ost Forod, Barad Rath, Tham Ornen, Rantost, Ost Heryn, Tham Nambarth, High King's Crossing Barandalf Lithost, Barad Tharsir, The Sand-Mounds, Arthobel Tinnundir Kelsey West, Unity Tilden

New and modified on Monday, February 11, 2008:

Quests: Mother of the Valley, War and Famine, Into the Ram Duath, Scales of the Earthbound Foe, Half-Orc Schemer, Tomb-raiders Sashes -- Introduction, Goblins and Spiders, Farmers' Bane, Rangers of the North, Farmers' Bane, Oats for the Westfarthing

Locations and NPCs: Buckland Crickhollow, Fredegar Bolger Old Forest Gloom-Gaze Oatbarton Andy Deepwell, Vegetable Farmland, Bob Proudfoot, Milestone, Mailbox, Hal Gamgee, Balbo Brockhouse, Grain Farmland, Forge, Workbench, Cotman Gamgee, Hending Greenhand, May Gardner, Gundabald Gardner, Birn Hornblower, Nibs Chubb, Pipe-weed Farmland, Oven, Workbench, Hobson Cotton, Amaranth Gamgee, Wilibald Goodchild, Mimosa Cotton, Oats, Oats, Oats, Oats, Oats, Oats, Oats, Oats, Oats, Oats, Oats, Oats, Swarming Locusts, Swarming Locusts, Locust Queen, Locust Queen, Locust Queen, Locust Queen, Swarming Locusts, Swarming Locusts, Swarming Locusts, Swarming Locusts, Swarming Locusts Nan Wathren Torch, Torch, South-western Black-fire, South-eastern Black-fire, Torch, Northern Black-fire Kingsfell Ongburz Chieftain Othrikar Periwinkle-plant, Periwinkle-plant, Periwinkle-plant, Periwinkle-plant Tinnundir Harmony Grayson, Uiriel, Culith, Ferrod, Uirod, Inurawen, Calenglad, Halsey Reed, Pantlinn, Rudbessain, Celairen, Tirnedhruidh, Kesley West, Gil Symes, Milestone, Nat Collop, Cannuion, Culang, Helechir, Cannasgam, Calatherdir, Balchelos, Tinnundir Keep, Reflecting Pool, Celegdes, Mailbox, Nirthathar, Unity Hilden

New and modified on Tuesday, January 22, 2008:

Book 12 patch notes posted!

As we draw nearer to the release of our latest huge, free content update for subscribers; Book 12: The Ashen Wastes, we've decided to let you have an advance look at the monstrous patch notes. Click here to read them now.

Quests: A Collar for The King, Warg-Master

Locations and NPCs: Brandy Hills Ost Barandor Old Forest Cordofoneth's Flower Nain Enidh Harmon Rushes

New and modified on Monday, January 14, 2008:

Quests: Caught in the Wake, Techniques of the Masters, Techniques of the Masters, Aurochs Mantles, Leathery Wings of the Drakes, Valley of the Worms, Hillmen of the North, Destroying the Hatchery, Captains of the Black Tide, Deciphering the Black Speech, Breaking the Front Lines, Warning Amon Raith, Word to Trestlebridge, Deciphering the Black Speech

Locations and NPCs: Nan Amlug West Cold-worm, Western Ram Duath Pass, Cold-worm, Cold-worm Nan Amlug East Harrow-weed, Hillborn Orchanet, Hillborn Orchanet, Hillborn Woad, Hillborn Woad, Hillborn Woad, Dire-Warg, Dire-Warg, Dire-Warg, Dire-Warg, Dire-Warg, Harrow-weed, Harrow-weed, Hillborn Orchanet, Hillborn Orchanet, Uruk-Orders, Ongburz Camp, Ongburz Camp, Ongburz goblin, Ongburz goblin, Hillborn Woad, Hillborn Woad, Asikko, Dire-Warg, Dire-Warg, Dire-Warg, Asikko's Book, Hillmen Armourer

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