LoTRO Lord of the Rings Online Bree-Land

Second in fame only to The Shire, locations in Bree-Land will be familiar to all who’ve read The Lord of the Rings Trilogy. The hobbits journeyed through these lands between The Shire and Rivendell with great difficulty, and only survived thanks to the help of Aragorn.

The Barrow-Downs seem, during the daylight hours, to be peaceful hills covered with stone rings. By night the Barrow-Downs seem transformed. Shades of ancient warriors roam the green hills, and the stone rings reveal crypts of dead kings.

Tom Bombadil saved the hobbits from Old Man Willow of the forest, and slew the Barrow Wight. You can find the cozy House of Tom Bombadil in the old forest to meet this charming verse speaking character, and his lovely River maiden wife, Goldberry. Beyond the fact that Bombadil is generally good at heart, and a very powerful character, he defies explanation, refusing to fit into any categories defined by the Lord of the Rings novels.

Journey through the Old forest and find the winding Withywindle river. Finding it’s source in the Barrow-Downs, it’s no surprise that the Withywindle is a local of strange magic and great evil. Even the trees have been corrupted by the influence of these waters.

Aragon and the hobbits battled the Nazgul on Weathertop, and barely escaped with their lives. Shortly afterward, this ancient watch post on top of a small mountain became the camp of a band of orc scouts. They can still be found roaming Weathertop, and use the easily fortifiable position as a launching point for incursions into Bree-Land.