LotRO Lorebook Explores Ost Forod
The latest landmark entry for the Lord of the Rings Online: Shadows of Angmar Lorebook explores Ost Forod. This small town of treasure hunters has sprung up around the ruins of the ancient fortress Ost Forod. Like the Gold Mining towns of the Old West, Ost Forod’s inhabitants are a colorful lot of dubious character.
Rumors of lost treasure brought adventurous Men back into the region surrounding Lake Evendim, where the ruins of Annúminas and the tombs of the Kings of Arnor remain. These treasure-hunters established a town and trading post in the northern reaches of those lands, amongst the ruins of the old fortress of Ost Forod. Here they were content to scavenge for trinkets unearthed by time and weather, hunt the great Harts of the North, and trade with the Lossoth, the strange and sometimes dangerous Snowmen of Forochel.
In these latter days, a less savory element has entered the ranks of the Men of Ost Forod: brigands and tomb-robbers who plunder the very graves of the Dúnedain themselves. Though the Men of Ost Forod have chosen an arbiter from among their ranks to administer some form of law and justice, he can do little to stem the swelling tide of lawless men.
Ost Forod is one of the imaginings created specifically for LotRO as a base of player operations around Lake Evendim.
via LotRO Lorebook