Quest:A Tedious Search

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A Tedious Search
Level 106
Type solo
Starts with Mulnír
Starts at Udûn Foothold
Start Region Udûn
Map Ref [41.3S, 0.6W]
Ends with Iadan
End Region Udûn
Map Ref [42.2S, 0.2E]
Quest Chain Mordor: Udûn
Quest Text

Bestowal dialogue

You find us bereft of command or purpose, <class>. The captain charged with overseeing this encampment marched off yesterday, nearly all the stationed men at his side. The scouting expedition, as he named it, disappeared into that smoky green miasma and we have not seen nor heard sign of them since.

'Captain Lachír's only orders to the few of us remaining were to stay put.

'Surely he meant to have returned by now and surely the thing of utmost importance is to learn what became of them...'

Mulnír then glares meaningfully at the other soldier.

'... no matter what my brother-at-arms here will attempt to persuade you. We cannot go after them - our orders forbid it - but you may. I beg of you, say that you will. Lives may depend on it.

'We saw them head east into Udûn, then turn south shortly down the central road. Any search for them must start there, I think.'

Background

Captain Lachír left with a search party yesterday and has not returned.

Objective 1

The Captain was last seen turning south off the main road as they made their way farther into Udûn.

You find several soldiers scrabbling among the refuse on the ground

Objective 2

  • Talk to the Soldiers

You should talk to the soldiers you found scrabbling among the rubble.

Gondorian Soldier: 'Been out here more than a day, we have. Rummaging among old chests and broken pots and not found one thing. My back's sore. My arms are sore. Everything's bloody sore!'
Iadan: 'Ah, good. They've sent another.'
The Soldier does not even look up to take you in.
'Well then, what are you waiting for? Lend a hand. The Captain's command was to roll over every stone and pry open every soldier's chest until we found something of value.
'If we don't step up the pace, we'll be out here yet another day!'

Objective 3

  • Search among the rubble (0/6)

The rummaging soldiers can be found east of the Foothold, south of Udun's central road.

Several men were left to rummage among refuse. You should help them check chests to speed up their burdensome task.

Iadan: 'Well? Lend a hand. We must get through these.'
Gondorian Soldier: 'What did the Captain even expect us to find? Tell me that, will you!'
Searched and found little of value

Objective 4

  • Talk to Iadan again

The rummaging soldiers can be found east of the Foothold, south of Udûn's central road.

Now that you have helped with the rummaging some, you should try talking to the soldiers again.

Gondorian Soldier: 'Didn't find anything either, did you? Well, never get your hopes up, I always say. Still, you gave it a try. That's something.'
Iadan: At last, Iadan lifts his gaze. His eyes widen in surprise when he sees you are no common soldier. You explain that you have come looking for Captain Lachír.
'Well not, we were hardly with him long, were we? Got a ways down the road, saw some refuse and he set us on it. Seemed to think some treasure, real treasure, might be just under the next bit of rubble. I cannot rightly say he set out with that in mind, but the idea seemed to seize him, somehow, if you understand me.'
A distant look comes into his eyes.
'It comes to me now that we may have been the lucky ones.'