Quest:The Ford of Bruinen

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The Ford of Bruinen
Level 40
Type Skirmish
Repeatable Yes
Quest Group Skirmish
Quest Text

Bestowal Dialogue

The Ford of Bruinen
"The forces of evil have marched up to the bank of the Bruinen and waited for the sign to attack. Dark clouds roll in as a great storm approaches. If the Ford falls, Rivendell shall not be far behind it. The battle is nearly upon you...."

Background

The Ford of Bruinen is the last bulwark leading into the hidden vale of Rivendell. Orcs in the service of Angmar lay siege at the Ford, seeking to break through the defences of Imladris.

Objective 1

Elrohir and Elladan, sons of Elrond, are prepared to stand against the army of the Enemy attempting to cross the Bruinen. Elrohir is awaiting your arrival.

Objective 2

The first assault has been launched. The Ford and the sons of Elrond must be defended.

Elrohir says, "Come, let us meet them in the middle of the Ford and dare them to come forth!"
Elladan says, "This Ford will become your grave!"
Elrohir says, "We will not allow you to cross these waters. Rivendell shall never fall to your kind."
Elladan says, "Here they come!"
  • Push back the first assault
  • Elladan must survive
  • Elrohir must survive
Elrohir says, "The first assault comes! Prepare yourself!"
Níngrat says, "First assault, over the walls!"
The first assault is beginning. Prepare yourself
The first assault has been broken. There are a few short moments to rest before the next comes
You have acquired ? Marks.

Objective 3

The second assault has been launched. The Enemy shows no signs of slowing.

  • Push back the second assault
  • Elladan must survive
  • Elrohir must survive
Elrohir says, "The second assault! To arms!"
Níngrat says, "Second assault, take the Ford or meet your doom!"
The second assault is beginning. The battle is rejoined
You have defended against the second assault. There are a few short moments to gather your breath before the next arrives
You have acquired ? Marks.

Objective 4

The third assault has been launched. The Enemy appears to be wavering in morale and decreasing in number.

  • Push back the third assault
  • Elladan must survive
  • Elrohir must survive
The third assault begins. The Enemy is still hungry for battle
The third assault has been repelled. The tide of battle is beginning to shift to your favour
You have acquired ? Marks.

Objective 5

The fourth assault has been launched. The Enemy's forces are dwindling quickly and are nearly at their end.

  • Push back the fourth assault
  • Elladan must survive
  • Elrohir must survive
Elrohir says, "The fourth assault! This must be the last!"
Níngrat says, "Fourth assault. Return victorious or not at all!"
The fourth assault begins. Their ranks are thinning
The fourth assault has been pushed back. The final battle begins now
You have acquired ? Marks.

Objective 6

The final assault begins as the leader of the Enemy's forces enters the battle. Defeat him, and the invasion will be thwarted

  • Fend off the final assault
  • Elladan must survive
  • Elrohir must survive
Elladan says, "Now we shall finish this, face-to-face."
Níngrat says, "I shall do this myself! The Bruinen will be mine! Rivendell will burn!"
Elrohir says, "Now we will finish this!"
The waters rise as the Bruinen roars!
You have acquired ? Marks.
Elladan says, "Rivendell will long remember those who came to her aid in her time of greatest need. Your deeds shall not soon be forgotten."
Elrohir says, "Today will be marked as a great victory...one we would not have made without your help. Rivendell thanks you."

Optional Encounter 1: Defeat Zanúrz

Encounter: A banner of Rivendell drops from Kolluth's outstretched arm. It should be planted in the middle of the Ford
Your Flag fits the lock.
Encounter: Zanúrz cackles, 'Rivendell, Lorien, and all things Elvish will burn!'
Zanúrz says, "Rivendell, Lorien, and all things Elvish will burn!"
Encounter Complete: Zanúrz has fallen to your mighty blow
You have acquired ? Marks.

Optional Encounter 2: Defeat Kunquín

Encounter: A cackling voice comes from the North, 'My arrows will pierce the hearts of the sons of the Elf-lord!'
Encounter Complete: Kunquín has fallen to your mighty blow
You have acquired ? Marks.

Optional Encounter 3: Defeat Durkúf

Encounter: A keg of black powder falls softly next to Morghâsh. The base of the North tower appears vulnerable
Encounter: Durkúf roars, 'The lands of the Elf shall soon be the lands of the troll!'
Encounter Complete: Durkúf has fallen to your mighty blow

Optional Encounter 4: Supply the archers

Encounter: An Elf-voice comes from the east, 'We are running out of arrows! Gather some up!

Optional Encounter 5: Defeat Bruidagnir

Encounter: A roar erupts south of the Ford. An ancient worm has awoken
Encounter Complete: Bruidagnir has fallen to your mighty blow
You have acquired ? Marks.