Quest:Chapter 5: Hiding in the Dark

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Chapter 5: Hiding in the Dark
Level 38
Type Fellowship
Starts with Elladan
Starts at Thorenhad
Start Region The Trollshaws
Map Ref [31.7, 15.2]
Quest Group Book 4
Quest Text

Bestowal dialogue

'I have given some thought to our riddle, <name>, and while I do not know if this is the answer, my heart tells me that we must exhaust this course before we can be sure it is fruitless.

'Many caves dot the wilderness of the Trollshaws, home to the creatures that give this place its name. The missing Nazgûl suffered some grievous hurt when caught between the fires of Glorfindel and the Ranger Aragorn and the waters of Bruinen, and he must have escaped to some secluded corner of the wild to regain his strength; I believe he fled to one of the troll-caves.

'I will write down the names and locations of three caves. Descend into the deepest chamber of each and hold Glorfindel's beryl aloft. We must learn if the Nazgûl hid within one of these caves in order to pick up his trail. Bring allies to these caves, for the trolls that lurk within are dangerous. Here are my notes, <name>.'

Using the Shimmering Elf-stone allows you to access the inspiration buff while solo or in a smaller fellowship.

Background

Elladan has determined that the missing Rider may be hiding in one of the many caves that dot the crags of the Trollshaws and wants you to search several of them with Glorfindel's beryl.

Objective 1

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  • If not in a fellowship you can use the shimmering elf-stone to invoke inspiration

Elladan gave you his notes containing the locations of the troll-caves.

Elladan wants you to search three troll-caves with Glorfindel's beryl.

You have reached the deepest chamber of X
You hold Glorfindel's beryl aloft, but it remains dark

Objective 2

  • Bring Glorfindel's beryl back to Elladan

Elladan is at Thorenhad, his camp among the Bruinen Gorges, north of the bear-dens.

Elladan is waiting to hear what Glorfindel's beryl revealed: that the missing Nazgûl was never in any of the caves you searched.

Elladan: 'You have done as I asked, <name>, and for that I am grateful. Nay, do not frown so! Had you not searched the caves, we could never be sure that the Nazgûl was not hiding within, waiting for his time to strike anew. Now that we have eliminated some of his possible hiding-places, and for that we should be pleased.
'I will take Glorfindel's beryl and return it to him. For you, I have another avenue of inquiry, and it could be this one will bear fruit.'