Welcome to Know Your
LotRO Lore, a new weekly column here at Massively showcasing the lore of J.R.R. Tolkien's world as it intersects with Turbine's
Lord of the Rings Online.
With Mines of Moria
releasing today, we thought we'd focus this week's Know Your LotRO Lore
on one of the key monsters you'll encounter on your trip into the mines: The Watcher in the Water
. This is the tentacled creature that lives in the dark pool of water, just outside of Hollin's Gate (aka Durin's Door). There are many theories as to the nature and origin of this creature, and most of it is either pure speculation or educated guess.
In this article, we'll explain the creature's role in Tolkien's Lore, the many speculations of its purpose and how it pertains to Lord of the Rings Online
and the first expansion, Mines of Moria
. Follow along through the link below... and beware!