Quest:A Duty to King and Kin

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A Duty to King and Kin
Level 117
Type Solo
Starts with Dori
Starts at Hall Under the Mountain
Start Region Eryn Lasgalen and the Dale-lands
Ends with Dori
Ends at Furuk-mekhem, the Southgate
End Region Ered Mithrin and Withered Heath
Map Ref [31.4N, 35.2W]
Quest Group Dwarf-holds: Ered Mithrin
Quest Chain Marks of a Conspiracy
Quest Text

Bestowal dialogue

'Very well!

'I am not the young dwarf I once was, <name>, but I am hale still in my old age, so I will lead the Company. However, I must find those willing to follow me into the Ered Mithrin for no promise of wealth or glory beyond my own gratitude. I know a few dwarves whom I can trust with such a task, and so I will speak to them myself.

[Dwarf: 'This is a task befitting only a dwarf, I think! <name>, you are well-travelled and skilled in the ways of battle.']

[Non-dwarf: 'Ah, but such a company need not only be comprised of dwarves. After all, old Mr. Baggins was not a dwarf and he proved an invaluable ally of Durin's Folk. You are a strong <race>, well-travelled and skilled in the ways of battle.']

'Will you join me?'

You nod in assent.

'Good, good! We shall have need of a great many things in our travels, and so I would ask that you gather as many coils of rope, waterskins, and bedrolls as you can bear. Once you have done that, you should meet me and the others in Nori's home. Let us hope it is enough!

'Are we understood, <name>? Swiftly now!'

Background

King Thorin III Stonehelm has granted Dori leave to pursue his brother into the Ered Mithrin, but now Dori must now form a company of his own.

Objective 1

  • Collect coils of rope (0/6)
  • Collect waterskins (0/6)
  • Collect bedrolls (0/6
COIL OF ROPE "A coil of strong rope."
WATERSKIN "An empty waterskin."
BEDROLL "A small bedroll."

Coils of rope, waterskins, and bedrolls can be found throughout the Hall under the Mountain, including the New-lodes of Narathâk.

Dori has asked you to collect coils of rope, waterskins, and bedrolls in preparation for the coming journey to the Grey Mountains.

Objective 2

  • Deliver the coils of rope, waterskins and bedrolls to Dori in Nori's home

Dori can be found inside Nori's home in Tumnuguhûd, the Dwelling-halls of Erebor.

You have gathered several coils of rope, waterskins, and bedrolls and should now deliver them to Dori at Nori's home.

Dori:
'Humph!
'Of all the dwarves I hoped to gather, I have found only four. I spoke first to the dwarves I travelled with on the quest of old to the Lonely Mountain, but only Bofur and Glóin have agreed to join us. Bifur offered no reason for his refusal, but I do not doubt he has seen enough of battle. As for the other, Dwalin must tend to his duties at Thorin's Hall in the Ered Luin, and I would not ask Bombur or the fine dwarves who bear him about to make such a journey.
'Ah, but the elder of the Stout-axes, the one named Spakorth... he is a keen dwarf! I spoke to him of our task in the Ered Mithrin, and he offered two of his finest warriors to me. Náith and Dréri are young in the years of dwarves, but if the wisdom of my kinsfolk should fail us, the might of the Stout-axes will deliver us from trouble.
'I have spoken enough of such things! You have gathered what I asked, and now you should prepare six packs. One for each of the dwarves in the Company, and one for my brother, Nori, for when he is found. [Dwarf: That's one dwarf short, you say? Oh, I did not mean to exclude yourself, <name>! You have a pack of your own; do you not?]
'Once that is done, return to me.'

Objective 3

  • Prepare packs for Dori and Company (0/6)

Packs can be found throughout Nori's home in Tumnuguhûd, the Dwelling-halls of Erebor.

Despite finding only four willing companions to join him on the journey to Thikil-gundu, Dori has asked you to prepare six packs in the event that Nori is found before he reaches the Steel Keep.

PACK "A simple pack of dwarf-make."
Packing ...
Prepared packs for Dori and Company (6/6)

Objective 4

Dori can be found inside Nori's home in Tumnuguhûd, the Dwelling-halls of Erebor.

You have prepared all of the packs for Dori and Company. You should now speak to Dori.

Dori:
'Very good, <name.'
'After dusk, we will gather before the gates of Erebor and begin our journey into the Ered Mithrin under the cover of darkness.'
'If you have any unfinished business in Erebor, I would see to it. The hour soon approaches!'

Objective 5

  • Meet Dori and Company outside Erebor after dusk

Once night has fallen, Dori and Company can be found outside the gates of Erebor.

Hoping to preserve the secrecy of their journey, Dori has asked the company to join him outside the gates of Erebor after dusk.

Dori has gathered his Company beneath a tree on the banks of the River Running...

Objective 6

  • Talk to Dori

Once night has fallen, Dori and Company can be found outside the gates of Erebor.

You have arrived outside the gates of Erebor to find Dori and Company assembled under a tree beside the River Running. You should speak to Dori.

Dori:
'It is time, <name>.
'Our preparations are made, our coats are watered and well-rested, but one matter still remains'
Dori gestures at the massive chest of gold and gem-stones before him.
'This is but a small measure of my share of the treasure reclaimed from Smaug the Golden, and it still greater wealth than most dwarves will ever know.
'I want you to deliver it to Ravenhill. The raven-chief, Arcah, and her people are fond of all that glimmers, and if her people would aid me in the search for my brother, I offer it all. I do not know if I could deliver it by my own hand, and so, I ask this of you.
'Once you have finished this business at Ravenhill, follow the only road beneath its heights into the Ered Mithrirn. The Company shall await you along the road.'

Objective 7

Once night has fallen, Dori and Company can be found outside the gates of Erebor.

While Dori and the others begin their journey into the Ered Mithrin, Dori has asked you to deliver a share of his treasure to the ravens of Ravenhill in the hope that he might sooner learn of Nori's whereabouts. You should collect the share of Dori's treasure and prepare to travel to Ravenhill.

DORI'S TREASURE "A small, but significant, share of the treasure granted to Dori following the Battle of Five Armies."
Picking up ... Carrying Dori's treasure ... Dropped it
You drop the share of Dori's treasure, and should return to Dori and Company.
Picking up ... Carrying Dori's treasure ...
Arcah casts an inquisitive gaze in your direction...

Objective 8

Arcah can be found at Ravenhill to the south-west of Erebor.

Dori has bidden you deliver a share of his treasure to the ravens at Ravenhill. You should ride swiftly and deliver the treasure to the raven-chief, Arcah.

Arcah: 'Ah, why have you come to Ravenhill?'
You open the chest of gold and gem-stones before Arcah, and explain that Dori has offered a share of his treasure in exchange for the aid of the ravens.
'Aid of what sort, <race>? These glimmering trinkets and baubles please me, but I would know what is to be promised if I offer aid.'
You explain that Dori's brother has taken an expedition to the Ered Mithrin in secret and seeks for Thikil-gundu, the Steel Keep.
'That is an accursed place, <name>. You may send three of my conspiracy into the Grey Mountains to search for Nori and his Kinfolk, but I will allow none to fly too near the Steel Keep.
'I have spoken.'

Objective 9

  • Direct Ravens to search the Grey Mountains (0/3)

Ravens can be found at Ravenhill to the south-west of Erebor.

Arcah has accepted the share of Dori's shiny treasure in exchange for sending a few of her unkindness into the Ered Mithrin to seek for Nori. You should direct ravens to take flight and make for the Ered Mithrin.

Beckoning ... Beckoned!
Directed ravens to search the Grey Mountains

Objective 10

  • Find Dori and Company on the road into the Ered Mithrin

Dori and Company can be found along the road into the Ered Mithrin.

You have earned the aid of Arcah's conspiracy and should now follow the road into the Ered Mithrin to rejoin Dori and Company.

You have found Dori and Company resting on the road into the Ered Mithrin

Objective 11

Dori and Company can be found along the road into the Ered Mithrin.

You have discovered Dori and Company resting before a large stone structure along the road into the Ered Mithrin. You should talk to Dori.

Dori:
'Ah, <name>. It is done, then? Very good.
'I have known the raven-chiefs to be wise counsellors, but whether their counsel is good or ill, they speak with sharp tongues. Has the raven-chief offered you any counsel on our task?
You inform Dori that the Raven-chief warned that Thikil-gundu was an accursed place, and that she would not send her ravens there.
'Accursed? I do not think so, <name>. Thikil-gundu has been the doom of many Longbeards, but there is no curse upon it! A curse of dragon-kind, perhaps ... but nothing more
'That is enough talk of Thikil-gundu for now, I think. Let us hope the ravens find some sign of my brother's passage through the Ered Mithrin.'