Post Sections ⇅
- Inhabitants of the Vanished Realm Locations
- Alternative Route
- Inhabitants of the Vanished Realm Deed Map
- Deed Rewards
- Related Guides
The Inhabitants of the Vanished Realm Deed in Cardolan is the easiest one to clear in the region. That said, it is always the people that make locations interesting. All of the places you need to complete this deed have quests available, with different challenges and difficulties. So enjoy the stories in all the side-quests as you go along. I did not regret it.
Inhabitants of the Vanished Realm LocationsThis first part shows the locations in the order you find them in the deed log. However, they do not form a logical path! I’ve suggested an alternative route further down!
1. Stonecrop Encampment
Coordinates: 54.3S, 40.1W
Stonecrop Encampment is the first safe place you reach after passing through Tharbad in Swanfleet. There are a fair few side-quests as well as a Missions Quest-giver. If this is your first run of Before the Shadow, make sure you do all the quests for their stories!
2. Gerwyn’s Convoy
Coordinates: 37.6S, 49.9W
Gerwyn’s Convoy sits on the road from Andrath and a little East from Sarch Vorn. Many of the quests here relate to the strange goings on with the Dead of Dol Ernil and Sarch Vorn. If you’re following the story logically, this is the last place you’ll reach.
Nearby PerilsSarch Vorn Dol Ernil (Dead-Slayer of Cardolan)
Coordinates: 45.2S, 39.5W
Sírlond is a safe camp in the eastern portion of Caranost, while the western part is occupied by Orcs. The Epic eventually brings you here, but sometime after your forays beyond Herne. Again, there are side-quests from Elves and Rangers, many involving Caranost itself.
Nearby PerilsCaranost (Orc-Slayer of Cardolan) Hove Farm (Goblin-Slayer of Cardolan)
Coordinates: 49.8S, 45.0W
Herne is the main town for all of Cardolan. As such, you can find most of your staple services: vendors, a task board, crafting facilities and access to the Vault-Keeper. The full list of Herne’s serves can be found on the Wiki
Just don’t expect a warm welcome when the Epic brings you here!
5. Scurloc Farm
Coordinates: 43.3S, 33.6W
Nearby PerilsHove Farm (Goblin-Slayer of Cardolan) Haudh Nírui (Goblin-Slayer of Cardolan) Amon Firn (Half-Orc Slayer and Dead-Slayer) Nagenstones
6. Sarn Ford
Coordinates: 47.8S, 56.2W
Sarn Ford is found at the furthest South-West corner and leads to the The Shire. Make sure you unlock the Stable-Master here as it’s a long ride or walk back if you don’t!
Both side-quests and an important part of the main Before the Shadow story take place at Sarn Ford. I give no spoilers!
Alternative RouteThere is not one simple route around Cardolan, mostly due to natural barriers such as hills and rivers. However, there is a smoother way to do it if you’re just trying to clear the Vanished Realm deed quickly.
East to WestEntering through Tharbad from Swanfleet:
Inhabitants of the Vanished Realm Deed MapHere is the full deed map. As ever, if you re-use this somewhere – or share it on Social Media/Reddit, please link back to this guide. Thank you.
- LOTRO Points × 5
- Traveller of Cardolan
- +1,000 VXP
- +500 (Dúnedain of Cardolan)