Quest:A Momentous Decision
|Starts at||The Guest Rooms|
|Quest Chain||The Blade That Was Broken|
The Blade That Was Broken
|Walkthrough & Notes|
'I have borne this broken blade for many long years, <name>, always unused, for these are the shards of Narsil. [non-High Elf: Yes, Narsil, the sword wielded by Elendil of Westernesse in battle before the Black Gate of Mordor, the sword that broke beneath him in battle with Sauron upon the slopes of Orodruin.] [ High Elf: You must know the tale, though much of it took place following your wounding at Dagorlad. Yes, Narsil was intact when you would have beheld it, but it broke beneath Elendil in battle with Sauron upon the slopes of Orodruin.]
'[non-High Elf: But it was not to be so!] Though Gil-galad had fallen, and Elendil was slain, two still stood against the might of Sauron in the shadow of that fell tower: Isildur, the son of the king, and Elrond Halfelven, herald of Gil-galad. [non-High Elf: With a final effort, Isildur picked up the hilt-shard of Narsil and] [High Elf: It was with the hilt-shard of Narsil that Isildur] cut the One Ring from [non-High Elf: his] [High Elf: Sauron's] finger, and the power of the Dark Lord was broken.
'The light of Narsil was extinguished, but its shards came again to the North, though Isildur himself never returned from the Gladden Fields. The shards have been passed from father to son in his line for years beyond count, but the sword has never been remade.
'The old victories did not last, <name>, and the Shadow has returned; we have need of Narsil's light once more. The blade must be reforged. Speak with Hemeldir at the forges here in Rivendell, in the north-west corner of the Vale, and tell him of my decision. I would have him know that Narsil is to be remade.'
Aragorn has decided that the time has come to reforge Narsil, the sword that was broken when Elendil fell at Orodruin.
Hemeldir is at the forges of Rivendell, in the north-west corner of the Vale.
Aragorn has decided that the time has come to reforge Narsil, one of the heirlooms of his line and the blade that broke the power of Sauron in the final battle of the Last Alliance during the Second Age.
Aragorn is in one of the guest rooms along the road that winds up the southern slope of the Vale of Imladris.
The Elf-smith Hemeldir told you that without one of the Silithair, any sword forged from the shards of Narsil would be a lesser weapon.