Quest:Instance: Desire Above Strength

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Instance: Desire Above Strength
Level 79
Type Solo
Starts with Ides
Starts at The Vacant Mill
Start Region Norcrofts
Map Ref [41.7S, 54.5W]
Quest Group Norcrofts
Quest Text

Bestowal dialogue

"Ides has quickly grown to trust you as a mentor. She wishes to discuss with you her aspirations and her fears."

Background

Ides has asked you to walk with her and to listen as she expresses her thoughts.

Objective 1

  • Talk to Ides

Ides can be found at the mill, north of the training grounds.

Ides wishes to discuss her thoughts with you.

Ides: 'I am eager to learn more from you, <name>. I know it will not come easily, but I will become a shield-maiden, no matter the cost.
'I am fortunate to have met someone with the same determination and will to do good that I see in myself…and in my father.'
  • Listen to Ides share her thoughts
Ides says, "My strong will and determination are traits passed down from my father."
Ides says, "Father loves all of his daughters dearly, and he has supported my dreams of becoming a shield-maiden."
Ides says, "Yet his greatest desire is to sire a son, an heir to groom to take his seat when he should pass."
Ides says, "When Mother passed away, Father was devastated...but he never abandoned his desire for a son."
Ides says, "His strong determination will not allow him to fail. He will pursue a new wife with dignity and purpose."
Ides says, "I am confident that he will succeed in the end, and he will have his son, at any cost."
Ides says, "With enough training, I hope to be able to rally and inspire others in the way that my father can."
Ides says, "Oh! Can you hear something?"
Ides says, "Hurry, we must be prepared."

Objective 2

  • Talk to Ides

Ides can be found at the mill, north of the training grounds.

Ides seems to have heard a noise and wishes to inquire about it.

Ides: 'I hear the faint roar of fighting coming from the training grounds. We had better investigate with haste.'
The sounds of combat can be heard to the south

Objective 3

  • Follow Ides to investigate

Ides can be found at the mill, north of the training grounds.

Ides seems to have heard a noise and wishes to inquire about it.

Ides says, "Edwulf, no! This is horrible."
  • Talk to Ides about Edwulf
Ides: 'Edwulf has been wounded! It is not a fatal blow, but he will need someone to protect him.
'This must be the work of the Uruks, <name>! No doubt they are assailing the training gounds. Go and assail the Uruk-intruders, whle I stay and watch over Edwulf.'
The grunts of Uruks can be heard coming from the training grounds

Objective 4

  • Defeat the Uruk-hai at the training grounds (0/9)

Uruks have assaulted the Rohirrim training grounds.

Ides has asked you to help deal with the attacking Uruk-hai.

Edwulf says, "Please... save the camp... the Uruk-hai..."

Objective 5

  • Return to Ides along the road

Ides can be found along the road, west of the training grounds.

After defeating the Uruk-hai invaders, Ides awaits your return.

Ides says, "A timely return, <name>. A large Uruk approaches!"

Objective 6

  • pending

Ides can be found along the road, west of the training grounds.

Ides has spotted an Uruk, and will need your help to defeat it.

The Uruk-hai have been routed

Objective 7

  • Talk to Ides along the roadway

Ides can be found along the road, west of the training grounds.

After defeating the Uruk-hai invaders, Ides awaits your return.

Ides: 'We have defeated the invaders! It is most fortunate that we were nearby…Edwulf's woulds are not fatal, and the damage to the camp will be quickly repaired.
'These men ow us their lives, <name>. We arrived just in time.'
Ides: 'We must allow time for the men to recover and restore the camp.
'Once again, I am honoured to be you student.'