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The point of my question is whether all quests - main and optional - and all items (treasures, lore, etc) must be found before leaving an area.
I've just "finished" Rivendell (a couple of things unfinished), but to this point, I've come across 2 (3?) vases that are protected by a magical dome with an on-screen announcement that some sort of special magic is required to access them. Since no such magical skill is available, I am guessing that I can come back later.
Overall, I am underwhelmed by this game so far, so I'm hoping it'll grow on me as I work my way through it.