- Why Can’t I Use the Plaque of Echad Garthadir (and others)?
- Collecting Plaques
- Where are the Plaques in Annúminas?
- Plaques Location Map
- Markers of the Sunken City Deed Rewards
Why Can’t I Use the Plaque of Echad Garthadir (and others)?
I’ve just spent close to half an hour running and riding around Annúminas thinking I was more insane than normal. I found two of the plaques but could not use them! So if you cannot use the Plaque of Echad Garthadir or any of them, the answer is to collect a plaque from Enemies in Annúminas first. Once you have triggered the deed this way, then the plaques become usable.
In one sense, if you do the deed in the other LOTRO give you, then you won’t have this issue. And I expect most people won’t even come across it given the number of Angmarim within the City just waiting for you to rob them!
Anyway, here are the three plaques you need to steal back for Markers of the Sunken City.
Plaque of Menelband
Plaque of Minathranc
Plaque of Tirband
What Level are the Relevant Enemies?
As an encouragement, all of the enemies that drop the plaques are Normal strength, so are not off-limits if you’re going solo. So let’s see now which Enemy forces are relevant for the Markers of the Sunken City Deed. The first three are inside the City itself:
Where are Expedionary Enemies?
You’ll find these along the road from the East into Annúminas, mixed in with a couple of other classes. You’ll also “meet” this kind of foe at Tham Ornan.
Where are Dead-Eye Angmarim?
Pretty much wherever you also find the Angmarim Expeditionary. In short, on the eastern road and at Tham Ornan.
Where are Angmarim Bowmen?
Apart from the two fishing above, it seems Bowmen (and they all seem to be men, too) are in groups of other mobs, but only one Bowman per group. That said, here are some possible coordinates. See the map below also.
- 17.5S, 69.8W
- 18.7S, 70.3W
- Gwaelband, when controlled by Angmar and not the Dúnedain (see: What is Control of Annúminas?)
While I have majored on where you can recover the plaques from inside the city, it is not solely there that you can find them. Angmarim Commanders can drop the Plaque of Minathranc and Plaque of Tirband and are found at Tham Ornan (8.7S, 66.7W).
Incidentally, there are also Dead-Eye Angmarim and Angmarim Expeditionaries (is that even a word?) at Tham Ornan(1). So, depending on your side-quests, you may have already half-completed the Markers of the Sunken City before you even enter Annúminas!
A Chance to Catch Them All!
So, while I have provided a map below to the various places within Annúminas you can collect plaques from, you do have a chance to do so quickly. The one enemy common to all the Plaques is the Angmarim Expeditionary. There are plenty of these on the East road into the City.
Also, Dead-Eye Angmarim have a chance to drop the Plaque of Menelband and the Plaque of Minathranc. You will find some of these on this road as well.
Bonus: Wardens of Annúminas Reputation Items
As well as clearing the Markers of the Sunken City Deed and progressing Angmarim-slayer, you can also improve your reputation with the Wardens of Annúminas. This is because the Angmarim within the City of Kings also drop the following reputation items:
Where are the Plaques in Annúminas?
The second half of the deed is much simpler. Just head to each location and use the elaborate “plaques”.
Plaque of Echad Garthadir
Echad Garthadir has two entrances/exits. Leave by the northern one and the plaque is on your right.
Plaque of Clorhir
The Plaque of Clorhir is not at the Clorhir control point! However, you can find it easily if you start there. Get to the control point then turn until you’re facing North/North-East. Depending on your graphics settings you can see it once you head a little in that direction.
Plaque of Ariant
The Plaque of Ariant is past the location marked as Ariant, on the bridge between the main part of Annúminas and Tyl Annûn.
Plaques Location Map
Markers of the Sunken City Deed Rewards
It’s a fairly standard set of deed rewards once you’ve found all the Markers/Plaques:
TL;DR Discover and Recover the Markers of the Sunken City
What better way to orientate yourself to the ruined city of Annúminas than with an exploration deed? Fight through hoards of Angmarim to reach the plaques and reclaim those stolen. While you’re at it, why not sway the balance for Control of Annúminas?
For more details and guidance, as always, feel free to check the Wiki. We’re a LOTRO Family after all, so we share the love!
- Deeding at Tham Ornan:
Do be aware, however, that Tham Ornan is (I think) the only place except Annúminas that Angmarim are found in Evendim. This makes it ripe pickings for those players who are clearing slayer deeds. If someone’s already there running around and killing everything, come back for the Commanders! And if a player comes into the ruin and you’re doing the slayer deed, either offer to group up, or leave the ruin and come back. They will respawn, so be considerate, please. (↑ return)