Post Sections ⇅
- Locations Are Approximate
- Quicker Tracking Methods
- Trophy-hunter of Swanfleet Locations
- Hand In Your Trophies
- Trophy-hunter Deed Map
- Deed Rewards
Locations Are Approximate
With the sole exception of Norlúg, all the others roam around various coordinates. I have attempted to show the rough areas they might be found in. This is why the numbered circles on the Deed Map are different sizes.
Expect to have to scout around a fair amount.
Quicker Tracking Methods
Passage of Nature
If you’re a Hunter, then all these Trophy targets are creatures of nature. That means you can use Passage of Nature to find them all, once you’re in the right area.
Select Next Enemy
Check your keybindings for “Select nearest” and “Select next” for enemy-related ones. “Next” will be your tab key by default. But “Nearest” can be handy too, if there are other enemies or non-aggressive wildlife near you.
Tomes of Tracking
For the rest of us non-Hunter mains, there are Tomes of Tracking. These mimic the Hunter’s skill.
Use the tome, locate your target in the list and hit “track”.
If your target is out of the area indicated in your minimap, then a red arrow will point you in the right direction. Once they are within range, a red dot will appear.
The tome continues to work when the creature moves, so it is a real-time position.
The only thing to be aware of is that, for some reason, LOTRO have set the tome window to auto-close after a certain time delay.
Trophy-hunter of Swanfleet Locations
Thostmoth is a huge bog-lurker. Yet, despite this it took me quite a bit of time running around to find him. I also think that LOTRO have made Thostmoth really pretty. It’s almost a shame that you have to collect a trophy for defeating it to please a Hobbit.
Drindolf is a Huorn that hides in plain sight among the trees of Western Eregion. It does stand out against some of the other non-enemy trees as it’s autumnal red, rather than green.
Just a word of caution: if you are on-level (ish) there are Meandering Holly enemies around here too.
Gristbite is a Neeker-breeker found to the far East of Wadewater. I had to use a Tome of Tracking to find it. As with the others, it does wander around, though.
You may find it’s easier to start at Lhan Garan. From there head North and a little West.
Alternatively continue East, after finding Thostmoth.
Gnaw is a rather large and exceedingly-cute shrew scurrying around the grasses of the Stoor-vales.
The location can be hard to spot on the map if you have all the symbols on. But if you leave Glyn Helyg and head a little North, you’ll quickly come to the approximate area.
If you don’t have any tracking tomes, I suggest turning frills down very low in your graphics settings. Putting floaty names on will also help you to spot Gnaw.
Stoneback, rather unsurprisingly, is a huge turtle. Well, I thought he was huge when I was playing my Dwarf. Perspective, and all that!
Either way, Stoneback can be found plodding around Gwâl Cruban in Wadewater. There are some other much-smaller turtles for your entertainment too.
Norlúg is a rock-worm that is not found anywhere near other worms, that usually inhabit Wadewater. I had to check the Wiki which said Norlúg could be found:
All the way on top of the hill
So, I did some climbing. Here’s where you can expect to find the worm:
Hand In Your Trophies
What are they Called?
- Thostmoth’s Moss (say that twenty times fast, or after two flagons of mead).
- Drindolf’s Heartwood
- Gristbite’s Legs
- Gnaw’s Ear
- Stoneback’s Shell
- Norlúg’s Tongue (you remember cutting out its tongue, right? Ew.)
Where are the Trophies?
The trophies go straight into your bags. Use them to trigger a quest related to that particular disgusting piece of your kill. It is when you complete these quests that the deed progresses.
Where is Addo Benchuth?
Unhelpfully, LOTRO put “in Swanfleet” into the quest tracker text.
Helpfully, they flag up in the right location on your map. But in short, you can find Addo Benchuth outside the waterwheel near Glyn Helyg.
Trophy-hunter Deed Map
Although I’ve given you “maplets” for each of the hunting targets, a region map can be helpful too. So here it is:
Once you have handed in all six trophies to Addo Benchuth, you’ll receive:
- Title: Trophy-hunter of Swanfleet
- +1,000 Virtue XP
More on the Wiki
You can find extra information and a few other coordinates over on the Wiki.
And thank you to the Wiki for letting me use some of their scouting work to plug the gaps in my own.
A huge thank you to Stephan on Patreon for helping me fix where my brain had switched the letters in the coordinates. It’s a problem I know I have, but I failed to catch it this time.
They should all be okay now, and apologies to those who I may have confused.
TL;DR Find Mobs and Deliver Grossness. That’s Trophy-hunter!
You may not know about this deed until you either complete one of the other Explorer of Swanfleet Deeds. Or pick up a trophy by defeating a named creature, without realising it had a quest attached. The Trophy-hunter of Swanfleet Deed does make you run around a fair bit. After all, nature doesn’t stand still. At least, not the enemy variants!