Hammer of the Underworld is an Epic Battle introduced in Update 17. It can be run as a Solo/Duo instance by characters Level 10 and higher as well as a Fellowship (Six) version.
All players are "Level Scaled" to level 115. Equipment is also scaled and Virtues are scaled to at least level 14.
The defenders of Minas Tirith have thrown off the first assault by the forces of Mordor, but Mithrandir has predicted their next move: If they cannot master the wall, they will try and break through the Great Gate.
For this purpose, the war-forges of Mordor have produced a vile tool of destruction, intimidating as it slowly crawls toward the White City: Grond, the Hammer of the Underworld, named after the dreadful war-hammer wielded by the Black Foe, Morgoth, himself, in ancient times long ago. As Grond makes its way to the gates, the defenders must fight off the ongoing assault on the walls near the gate and attempt to stop or destroy the Wolf's Head ram before it reaches the City and start hammering against its very entrance...
All quests, including the main objective, can only be completed once per day.
- Legendary Item Experience
- Steed Experience
- Epic Battle Reward Points
- Increased Reputation with Defenders of Minas Tirith ( 700 )
| Quest Text
Hammer of the Underworld
"The defenders of Gondor struggle to hold the line as Grond, the great ram of the Enemy, crawls towards the Gates of Minas Tirith. Grond must be destroyed before it can serve its vile purpose!"
The defenders of Gondor struggle to hold the line as Grond, the great ram of the Enemy, crawls towards the Gates of Minas Tirith.
This quest starts with empty Merit Rating.
- Gain Merit from:
- Defend the gates of Minas Tirith
- Keep soldiers of Gondor alive
- Defend supplies and armaments
- Protect siege weapons and barricades
- Topple the Enemy's siege towers
Mithrandir is on the wall atop the Great Gate.
You should talk to Mithrandir when you are ready to defend Minas Tirith.
- Mithrandir: Sauron's armies have repaired the great ram, Grond, and now send it against the gates of Minas Tirith. We must hold against the Enemy's forces until Grond and its wielders are within shot. Only then will we have an opportunity to act against it!'
- Mithrandir says, "Follow me quickly for we have no time left to spare."
- Defend the northern flank of the gate-wall
The battle has begun on the northern flank. You should aid the defenders there and destroy the siege engines of the Enemy.
- Mithrandir says, "Sauron has revealed his vile design, my friends. We must act against it before the hour is too late!"
- Mithrandir says, "For all his pride, he chose to honour Morgoth - his master of old who once bore the great hammer, Grond.'
- Imrahil, Prince of Dol Amroth says, "Does this hammer fall then upon all of Middle-earth?"
- Mithrandir says, "It may or may not. The fate of Minas Tirith shall decide a great many other things."
- Imrahil, Prince of Dol Amroth says, "I do not doubt the strength of the Great Gate, but we must destroy Grond. I will not leave the fate of Gondor to chance."
- Golasgil of Anfalas says, "Our doom comes, Mithrandir! You must know this!"
- Golasgil of Anfalas says, "Are we even certain it can be destroyed?"
- Forlong the Fat says, "Come now, Golasgil! If any among us could answer that for better or worse, I would already be back in one of the taverns!"
- Imrahil, Prince of Dol Amroth says, "Enough! We have lost many already, but we must hold out long enough to destroy Grond!"
- Imrahil, Prince of Dol Amroth says, "Mithrandir, will you follow me onto the wall? I fear that without your presence, our men may soon fall to despair."
- Mithrandir says, "I shall do what I can to combat this deepening darkness!"
- Imrahil calls out, 'Look to the fields! A siege tower of the Enemy approaches!'
- Imrahil shouts, 'Weaken those grapnels and lessen their burden on the wall!'
- Imrahil shouts, 'Make haste! Assault the tower and set it aflame!'
- Imrahil calls out, 'The Tower burns! Escape to the wall before it collapses!'
- Imrahil, Prince of Dol Amroth says, "The southern flank is under attack! <name>, come with us to help in its defence!
- Imrahil, Prince of Dol Amroth says, "The forces of the Enemy shift below. We must move to aid the other defenders!"
- Forlog the Fat says, "Don't you worry, Mithrandir! My men and I will handle this on our own!"
- Defend the southern flank of the gate-wall
The battle continues on the southern flank. You should aid the defenders there and destroy the siege engines of the Enemy.
The battle has moved to the Great Gate. You should defend it and work to repel Grond before it can reach the gates.
- Imrahil, Prince of Dol Amroth says, "Grond is within catapult shot! We must destroy it before it reaches the gates!"
- Imrahil, Prince of Dol Amroth says, "It does not catch flame and none of our weapons can damage it!"
- Completed: Hammer of the Underworld