Inhabitants of the Vanished Realm Locations
This 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.
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.
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
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!
There 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 West
Entering through Tharbad from Swanfleet:
I’m sure there are others, but I wanted to offer some suggestions.
Inhabitants of the Vanished Realm Deed Map
Here 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)
TL;DR The Inhabitants of the Vanished Realm of Cardolan Await You
As I said at the start, this deed is easy to clear. But that only makes it more enjoyable. To be honest, the only way you could make it less enjoyable would be to just find all the locations and ignore the quests and stories! I hope this guide to the LOTRO Inhabitants of the Vanished Realm Deed helped you. I will see you soon for more Before the Shadow content, so have fun in Middle-Earth!