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How to Start the Further Adventures of Elladan and Elrohir
Okay, so you are either a VIP or you have acquired the Missions some other way. How do you get started?
If you have not reached Imladris through your quests yet, you’ll be pleased to know Rivendell is well-connected. Various stablemasters can bring you directly here. If you’ve never been before, though, you may need to use 1 rather than other coinage.
If you’re new-ish to LOTRO, once you enter the Last Homely House, take the right “ramp” upstairs, then turn almost 180° to follow the hallway. The door to Elrond’s Library is on the left and he is downstairs in that library.
Grab the relevant Further Adventures quest from Elrond, then head out of the Library to speak with Elladan.
Congratulations, you’ve now started the quest-chain!
As the quests are missions, each one is synced/scaled to your level. However, the journey may takes you into regions that are above yours. From what I can make out from my first run, the NPC spawn locations should be safe. But if you’re not within the level ranges below (and roughly geared that way, too), I’d suggest you don’t stray far from the stop-off points!
When the Story Takes Place
As the core of the Further Adventures of Elladan and Elrohir is investigating a missing Nazgûl around the Bruinen, it happens at a distict point in time. In LOTRO terms, it is before Book 4, Chapter 1: Where is the Horse and the Rider?. And from a LOTR lore perspective, it is after Elrond commanded the Bruinen to sweep away the Enemy, ensuring Frodo & Co had safe passage to Rivendell.
So, if you want to do things chronologically, then once you’ve completed Foreward: The Troubles of Rivendell, speak to Elrond to start the Further Adventures.
How the Elladan and Elrohir Missions Work
Dialogue – Mission – New Location
At each stage you’ll have some dialogue, the same as any normal quest. You’ll then be ported in to your private Mission instance. And, once you’ve completed that mission, the sons of Elrond and yourself find yourself in a new location. Rinse and repeat.
So, for example, picking up the mission for chapter 2 ports you to Eregion. Once you’ve completed the Eregion mission, you are in that region on the landscape, not the Trollshaws.
How Many Missions are there for Elladan and Elrohir?
Five in total. They do not have interesting names either! They’re just in this format:
01. The Further Adventures of Elladan and Elrohir, Chapter 1
Truly inspired, if I may say so myself! It gets quite hard writing about a mission type, with a mission name that’s the same as most of the quest names – without boring you by repeating the two Elves’ names over and over!
What Happens After You Complete Chapter 5?
You will be pleased to know that you do not have to make your own way back to Rivendell. Once Chapter 5 has concluded, you will be automatically ported to the Last Homely House to let Elrond know how it went. In short you go There and Back Again.
I am going to briefly cover how the first chapter of the Further Adventures of Elladan and Elrohir plays out. For those of you on large screens, any spoilers are in the “Story” tab. If you’re on a small screen and do not wish to accidentally see spoilers, skip to Further Adventures Rewards ↓ now.
Chapter 1 Overview
Scouts and his sons have been sent to investigate. But Elrond has also given Elladan and Elrohir their own mission too, which he refuses to tell you about. Except that it would be good for you to go and you’ll end up in Lothlórien. Sure, Elrond, I don’t mind walking in blind(folded), let’s do it!
Elladan spawns once you’ve moved around a little after being ported in.
It seems he and his brother are playing a Gimli-and-Legolas-esque competition on who can kill the most insects during their important mission!
Once you find Elrohir, you have a final battle before the closing conversation.
Remember to pick up your Tokens of Further Adventure from the chest!
Story (and Spoilers)
Once you arrive at the Bruinen, however, the game is soon forgotten. Dead horses lay on the river bed, leaving you and Elladan to fight off disgusting critters in order to investigate them. When you find Elrohir, you also discover a cloak.
Chapter 1 Quest Rewards
The token rewards are a tad complicated so:
- × 2 (for the Quest)
- × 3 (for the Mission)
- × 1-3, from the Mission’s Chest
- Legendary Item XP (if applicable)
NB: I’ll be redoing these shortly, but if these numbers are incorrect please let me know!
Brothers’ Keeper Title Deed
Further Adventures Rewards
You can find Celeblír at 29.6S, 3.7W in Rivendell.
TL;DR Time to go on an Adventure with Elladan and Elrohir
So, there you go! You’ve begun your journey of discovery with the sons of Elrond. They are clearly investigating the Black Riders, but that seems to be only a part of their mission. As the following chapters unfold, you’ll discover more. But, I hope you’ll experience the Further Adventures of Elladan and Elrohir for yourself. Stories retold are great, but those lived through rather than recounted are remembered more.
Lastly, don’t forget to check the official page for more information on update 33.1 that brought us the latest in the Further Adventures sagas.