Lotro: Treacherous Lights – how to complete the quest, find Rósar Greyhammer, Stígur Greyhammer and avoid the Bog Lights and Bog Guardians

For other troublesome LOTRO quests, check out our guides to Techniques of the Masters and Out of the South .

If you’re stuck on LOTRO: Treacherous Lights, in Chapter 5 of the Mirkwood content, you have my sympathy. It’s one of the more frustrating and unfair quests in any MMO currently available.

Here are a bunch of hints that should make wading around in the Drownholt less painful!

What you need to know

This quest works in a very strange way. The dwarves you’re looking for spawn in a random location within the Drownholt – however, so do a bunch of “fake” dwarves (the Bog Lights), which if you click on them summon Bog Guardian monsters.

It’s a very nice, creepy idea, but unfortunately in execution it can be very frustrating. Some things to know:

  • As we mentioned, the dwarves spawn in random locations – so any single location guide on the Internet is likely to be wrong. However, all the locations are fairly close to each other.
  • The quest guide is in on the con. Don’t trust quest markers on your map – they’ll lead you to Bog Lights, not the dwarves. You’re going to have to do this one with your eyes.
  • If someone else completes the quest and finds the real dwarves, they’ll despawn for 5 minutes or so. This is frustrating as hell. If possible, try and get other players to say if they’ve completed the quest – otherwise, try and do it in a very quiet time.
  • This quest is going to take you a while. Don’t expect to complete it in 5 minutes. Methodical searching will eventually help.
  • Some reported locations for the dwarves: 17.2s,56.9w, 18.4Ss 56.5W, 17.2Ss 56.9W, 18.1Ss 56.8W, 17.7S 56.9W

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The best way to complete it

This one’s a hell of a quest to complete.

Many people are reporting that if you find a “fake” dwarf, you should head South from that location. In general, you need to be around the 17-18s, 56-57W area. (Check below your minimap for coordinates)

It’s really worth paying attention to who else is questing in the zone. However, joining together to do the quest as a Fellowship won’t really speed things up – after the first person clicks, according to several forum posts, the NPC will fade away and you’ll have to look for them again.

Overall – alot some time for this quest, be patient, give it a 5 minute rest after anyone else completes it, and don’t trust quest markers, and you’ll get through it eventually!

Good luck!


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