Quest:A Lore-master's Will

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A Lore-master's Will
Level 30
Type Solo
Starts with Any Lore-master Trainer
Ends with Isferon
Ends at Duillond
End Region Ered Luin
Map Ref [23.5S, 92.8W]
Class Lore-master
Quest Text

Bestowal dialogue

'Isferon at the refuge of Duillond in Ered Luin has come into possession of a puzzle that he hopes a true lore-master will be able to solve. He has kept the details to himself, but if you were to seek him out, I am sure the puzzle would be of interest to you.

'Isferon himself is a most learned lore-master -- I wonder what puzzle could evade his understanding?'

Background

A Lore-master seeks to dissolve all the mysteries of the world, but whether he chooses to share them with others is often a defining characteristic.

Objective 1

Isferon is at the refuge of Duillond in Ered Luin.

You have been told that Isferon has a puzzle that he cannot solve. As Isferon is a most learned lore-master, this puzzle must be difficult indeed.

Isferon: 'You have heard of my puzzle, <name>? I do not know why I cannot discover the solution -- I, who have studied the arts of flame and ash, and the mysteries of cinders and coal!
'My friend Berenin despaired of Middle-earth and sailed West some time ago. He left me three small boxes, and said that when I was able to solve the riddles he left in my possession, I would be able to open them. I grieve that Berenin has gone and would learn what secrets he has left to me, but I am unable to determine the solution of the riddles! Poultices and mixes are my prime interests, not word games and trifles.
'I am sure that Berenin left the keys to each box at the locations that solve each riddle, but where these may be, I do not know. I will give you the first riddle, and if you can bring me the key, then I will give you the second riddle, and we will continue in this fashion until we have learned what secrets Berenin left for me when he sailed West. I give you the first riddle and wish you good fortune in deciphering it!'

Objective 2

Isferon gave you the first of Berenin's riddles.

Isferon hopes that you can discover the solution of Berenin's riddle and collect the first of three keys from the location that is described.

Isferon: 'I gave you the riddle, <name>. Solve it, and you will know the location of one of the keys to thelegacy Berenin left me, I am certain!'
Collected Berenin's First Key

Objective 3

Isferon is at the refuge of Duillond in Ered Luin.

Now that you have solved the first of three riddles given him by his friend Berenin, you should return the key you found to Isferon at Duillond.

Isferon: 'You found the first key, <name>! I am impressed, for I was certainly thinking the wrong way. "She runs through the blue" seemed to me to indicate a cloud in the sky, and from there I was already on the wrong path.
'But these are the Blue Mountains, if you remember one of their names, and from there it is not as difficult. Berenin always saw things more simply than I did. I remember he would often chide me for overcomplicating things -- this riddle of his seems a lesson, now that I think on it!
'I wonder what is inside the boxes he left in my care when we sailed West? Two riddles remain, <name>! Solve this one, and we will be closer to discovering Berenin's legacy to me!'

Objective 4

Isferon gave you the second of Berenin's riddles.

Isferon hopes that you can discover the solution of Berenin's riddle and collect the second of three keys from the location that is described.

Isferon: 'I gave you the second of Berenin's riddles, <name>. Solve it, and you will know the location of another one of the keys to the legacy Berenin left me.'
Collected Berenin's Second Key

Objective 5

Isferon is at the refuge of Duillond in Ered Luin.

Now that you have solved the second of three riddles given him by his friend Berenin, you should return the key you found to Isferon at Duillond.

Isferon: 'You continue to amaze me, <name> -- you are a more learned lore-master than I, that much is clear! On the movements of fire, perhaps, I could teach you something, but for the dissolving of riddles you are far better than I!
'Berenin was the same -- he would often pose confusing entertainments for me to try and decipher, and I only managed to reveal the solution on rare occasions. He was always on hand to provide hints when I strayed too far from the heart of the matter, and his laughter at my confusion was always warm -- there was no mockery in it. I had forgotten the sound of his laughter until now.
'One riddle remains, <name>. Berenin would be impressed with your untangling of the first two, I am sure of it!'

Objective 6

Isferon gave you the third of Berenin's riddles.

Isferon hopes that you can discover the solution of Berenin's riddle and collect the last of the three keys from the location that is described.

Isferon: 'I gave you the third of Berenin's riddles, <name>. Solve it, and you will know the location of the last of the keys to the legacy Berenin left me.'
Collected Berenin's Third Key

Objective 7

Isferon is at the refuge of Duillond in Ered Luin.

Now that you have solved the last of three riddles given him by his friend Berenin, you should return the key you found to Isferon at Duillond.

Isferon: 'This is the last key, <name>, and now we can open the three boxes that Berenin left for me! I have stored them in a nearby cave for safe-keeping, a cave I once explored with Berenin, long ago. The water on the walls made a sort of music, I remember, as it fell into pools on the floor -- though the cave has been bare and dry now for many years.
'You are a part of this now too, <name>. Let me know if you are ready to go, and we can travel to the cave together, and together learn what secrets Berenin has left behind.'

Objective 8

Isferon is at the refuge of Duillond in Ered Luin.

You have become a part of Isferon's quest to discover his friend Berenin's legacy by solving the riddles he left, and now Isferon waits to travel with you to the cave where he stored Berenin's locked boxes.

Isferon: 'Are you ready to go? The cave is not far from here, and then we will learn what secrets Berenin left in my care.'

Objective 9

Isferon is at Duillond, the refuge in Ered Luin.

You discovered Berenin's legacy -- a desire that he not be forgotten by his friend and to engage in one last game of riddles -- and helped Isferon not lose sight of his friend's memory. Isferon is waiting to speak with you again.

Isferon: 'I cannot thank you enough, <name>. Hearing Berenin's words brought a joy to my heart that it has not felt in too many years, and to better know his thoughts is the greatest secret your aid could have brought to me.
'I am not as clever with words as you are, or as Berenin was, but with the dancing flames I am unmatched. Perhaps I can teach you some measure of knowledge in return for the joy you have brought to me, <name>. It is not much, but I hope it will help you in your journeys.'