The LOTRO Explorer of Bree-land Deed is great for checking out different aspects of this varied region. While most of it focuses on the Barrow-Downs and the Old Forest, you’ll also be venturing to other further away points to check out ruins and uncover items relating to the Dùnedain (or Rangers if you ask any local Bree-folk). Oh, and you’ll have to piece together a journal from a long-dead prince of Cardolan that the wights of the Barrows seemed to have taken a strange interest in!
Here is my overview with a brief description of each part of the Bree-land exploration deed and a link through to my guides (or the Wiki in one case). I hope you find it helpful. Let’s do this!
Explore the Barrow-Downs
As you’ll see as you read this quick-start guide, various items of the Explorer of Bree-land Deed can be progressed simultaneously. So it pays to be aware of other nearby objectives. The Deeds of Bree-land can take ages to complete, so if you can make time savings, you probably should.
Explore the Old Forest
Explore the Ruins of Bree-land
Ruins of Bree-land will tick off automatically as you follow the Epic and side quests.
Get ready for a trip from near the Brandy Hills to the far Eastern edge of Midgewater Marsh. Enjoy the journey and exploration!
Note: you cannot start this deed while you are in the introduction in Archet. Once you are out of the intro, then the items near Archet will count towards this part of the Explorer of Bree-land deed.
Find the Lore of the Cardolan Prince
These drop as loot so you will need to take items from loot to progress this deed. Duplicate pages will drop so you’ll need to destroy these from the loot prompt, as you cannot take the same page twice. I guess Cardolan made multiple copies of his journal!
For the… lore… behind the Lore of the Cardolan Prince, see the Wiki!
Find the History of the Dúnedain
While the folk called Rangers by the common-folk and mistrusted too, you can unearth aspects of these Men of the West for yourself. Do Aragorn proud and honour his people’s history by completing the LOTRO History of the Dúnedain Deed Guide and Map.
Find the Flowers of the Old Forest
Due to having to traverse the whole wood, I’d advise completing The Old Forest Deed (an exploration-type deed) and at least progressing Bree-land Woodsman (defeating Huorns/Awakened Trees) part of the Slayer of Bree-land Deed at the same time.
TL;DR See the Sights and Become An Explorer of Bree-land!
While questing and killing enemies is a core part of LOTRO, don’t do this at the expense of looking at the World SSG have made for you. There are plenty of “Stop and Stare” moments and Lord of the Rings compliant lore to unearth and learn. So get out there, complete the Explorer of Bree-land Deed and enjoy seeing the sights.