Quest:A Land of Ash and Shadow

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A Land of Ash and Shadow
Level 108
Type Solo
Starts with Legolas
Starts at Ruins of Díngarth
Start Region Dor Amarth
Map Ref [48.1S, 8.6E]
Ends with Gimli
Ends at Ruins of Dingarth
End Region Dor Amarth
Map Ref [48.0S, 8.6E]
Quest Chain Mordor: Dor Amarth
Quest Text

Bestowal dialogue

'Gimli and I have not ventured overfar into these lands, my friend, and I am not certain I wish to. The Men of Gondor call this place Dor Amarth; the Doomfold in the Common Speech.

'Its name was wisely chosen by those Men, for I feel a deep shadow looming over us even so far from the ruins of the Dark Tower. Gimli has found old tools of dwarf-make in this ruin, and though he will not speak of it, unease has crept into his mind. If ever dwarves dwelt within Mordor, it seems their fate was not a pleasant one and that their line is long ended.

'This causeway forks some distance to the south. One path leads southward and appears less well-kept by the Orcs, while the other rises and continues east to Barad-dûr. I would ask that you follow the causeway south to the fork and then beyond to the east. Search for foes or those still held as slaves, and perhaps we shall find something to raise Gimli's spirits and draw his thoughts from those of his distant kin.

'Do not stray far from the road, my friend, for we have much still to learn of the hidden evils of Mordor.'


In Dor Amarth, the toppled ruin of Barad-dûr still looms over the wracked plains of Mordor, casting its shadows over unseen foes.

Objective 1

  • Scout the causeway to ruins do Barad-dûr

The causeway extends to the south-east from the Isenmouthe, eventually leading to the foot of Barad-dûr.

Legolas has asked you to scout the causeway leading to the ruins of Barad-dûr as he desires to learn what foes still lurk in the shadows of its toppled heights.

You notice what appears to be a dwarf and a goat lying still beside the causeway...

Objective 2

  • Examine the fallen Dwarf
  • Examine the fallen Dwarf's goat
  • Collect the fallen Dwarf's shield

The fallen dwarf and his goat can be found to the north of the causeway to Barad-dûr.

You have found a fallen dwarf of unfamiliar heritage and his goat. You should examine them and collect the strange shield.

SLAIN STOUT-AXE "A slain dwarf wearing unusual armour."
The dwarf lies slain in queer armouring...
SLAIN RIDING-GOAT "This goat lies slain, but bears a saddle and various supplies."
Far from wild, the goat is saddled and laden with various trinkets and supplies...
SHIELD "A small, but sturdy shield of unusual make."
Collecting ...
Wrought of dark steel, the shield remains unblemished despite the fate of its wielder

Objective 3

  • Deliver the dwarf-shield to Gimli at the Ruins of Díngarth

Gimli can be found at the Ruins of Díngarth due south of the Isenmouthe in Dor Amarth.

You have found evidence of dwarves in Mordor and collected one of their shields. You should bring the shield to Gimli and see what he makes of it.

Gimli: 'What is this?'
You tell Gimli of the slain dwarf you found and offer him the shield.
'By your description of his wounds, the dwarf you encountered must have been caught by a stray stone thrown from the depths of Mount Doom. A poor dwarf, indeed, but not one slain by malice. The Dark Lord must not have brought my kin to ruin after all!'
'Ah-ha! look at this, my friend. This shield is newly-forged... and crafted by skilled hands!'
'So dwarves still dwell in Mordor, but where have they made their home?'