4. Artifact Guide
Artifacts are special items that can be found throughout
your adventures through middle earth. There are a total
of eight artifacts in the game and no one character can
find all of them alone. Collecting all of the artifacts
unlocks the special multiplayer option "Misty Mountains".
Balin's Book - Gandalf
Found in Balin's Tomb (where the Cave Troll is).
Sauron's Ashes - Aragorn, Gandalf, Legolas, Frodo
Found in a tower at Helm's Deep. In order to find it, you
have to open all of the chests on the Northeast wall.
After doing this, a chest will appear by the doorway.
Frodo doesn't visit Helm's Deep, but he can find the Ashes
in a Mordor or Emyn Muil map.
Troll Tusk - Frodo
In Moria (just after the bridge of Kaza-dum), the Troll
Tusk can be found.
Bilbo's Map - Aragon, Frodo, Legolas
Found in a Dimril Dale map. An elf will give you a quest
to recover a lost item from some orcs. Two orcs will be
guarding a chest. One of the orcs will drop the artifact
On a cliff near the end of the correct map, a wounded elf
informs you that some orcs that stole an artifact. Once
he talks to you go back to the middle of the map, and you
will see two strong Orcs with two blades each, gaurding a
chest. Kill them both and one of them will drop the
artifact. If you're having trouble finding the elf, work
backwards. From the level exit, go north west until you
see a cliff. Go north to actually get onto the cliff, and
then go south down the cliff. He'll be down there.
Narsil, the Sword of Isildur - Frodo
Found in Lothlorien at the bottom of the area.
Judkins Scrolls - Eowyn only
In one area a woman will ask you to clear town hall in
the center of the area. Instead of immediately going in,
you can find the artifact below the town hall. The map's
actual name is "Village Square" (to see what level you are
on, save the game or press select, and select the
Chain Link of Morgul - Aragorn (Legolas?)
Near the end of a map in Rohan a bright blue troll (or
greenish, like a Jungle Troll - Lord Ragnoroks) will
appear and start running away. You can't harm it, but
you can follow it. It will lead you to a cave, and there
the chainmail will magically appear.
NOTE: You are on the correct map if you start between
three bushes (one big on the right and two smaller ones
on the left). The path to the left should be blocked by
rocks. If you don't start on this map, you will NOT
find the chainmail.
Moria's Lamp - Legolas
In the area where Legolas, Aragorn, and Gimli meet the
wizard Gandalf, Moria's Lamp is hidden in a secret area
at the top of the area. To get to this hidden area, you
have to go on a path to the right of the screen and go
up, then left, and then you will leave the area and go to
another area where you can easily get the lamp.