Tue, May 17, 2011 | 22:31 BST
Turbine details LOTRO update 3: Lost Legends of Eriador
Turbine has sent over details for Volume III, Update 3: Lost Legends of Eriador, which includes two new three-player instances and two new skirmishes, and a host of new goodies for the LOTRO Store.
Here’s a breakdown:
Small Fellowship instances
- Halls of Night: Level 40-65 – This story draws from the tales of Frodo, Sam, Merry and Pippin and their experiences within the Barrow-downs. Nightmare, an ancient Barrow-wight, has trapped your spirit within his mysterious dreamscape. To wake you must battle against the evil that haunts this dream realm, or risk sleeping forever!
- Inn of the Forsaken: Level 20-65 – Tales have spread across Bree and the Lonelands of the noises that fill the Forsaken Inn when the moon is high. Travelers tell stories of a stolen ruby necklace hidden within a maze of twisted caves and protected by traps, riddles, guardians who never sleep, and a ship marooned deep underground.
- Attack at Dawn: Level 30-65 – Esteldín has long been a hidden training ground for Rangers and Free People against Angmar. It is a site the enemy has been desperate to discover and stamp out. While many scouts have been stopped, a lone goblin has learned the location of Esteldín and reported it to his masters. You must venture into the hills of Dol Dinen, and confront the attacking force before it can threaten the sanctity of Esteldín.
- Icy Crevasse: Level 40-65 – With the aid of the Gauradan and Dourhands, Angmar is planning its next attack! By funneling icy winds through the great Forochel crevasse and down into Evendim, they plan to freeze the lake and march straight through Tinnudir to Annúminas. You must head to the frozen North and stop this sorcerer, before the chill winds freeze everything.
For the store, there will be two new Cosmetic Outfits slots available for a total of five slots; you will also be able to reset your Skirmish Marks with a nifty scroll which refunds all skirmish marks you have spent on skirmish traits; and a new Scroll of Combination increases your Critical Success chance to 25 percent while combining Legendary relics at the relic forge.
There’s also a new Combat Run Speed Boost, which allows you to sprint while in combat coming as well.
Turbine said the update will go live on May 23.
The big fall update, Rise of Isengard, will be shown to media during E3 next month, so hopefully we’ll hear something cool out of the event.