Quest:An Apprentice's Guide to Ithilien
|Starts at||The High Hall|
|Start Region||Minas Tirith (After-battle)|
|Ends at||Henneth Annûn|
|End Region||North Ithilien|
|Walkthrough & Notes|
'Do not misunderstand me, <name>. Galathir still possesses great skill as a healer, but he has lost sight of his shortcomings. In my long years in Minas Tirith and Imloth Melui, I have never found a shortage of new skills to learn and new draughts and tinctures to use in my work, from new trial and old lore alike. But Galathir has grown reliant on his own concoctions for his patients, and where one ill is healed another often takes its place.
'He has taken a new apprentice - a young woman by the name of Mílgamel. The poor girl has no idea that she might receive such misguided instruction! It is one matter for a certain draught or salve to seem the clear choice, and quite another entirely for it to truly be so. Indeed, there are many uses for Everworth, Trueleaf, Snagbane, Blushblade, Settlegang...'
Recalling that you have a certain urgency to your task, Ioreth trails off and pauses briefly.
'I have heard tell that Mílgamel shall soon make for Ithilien. Perhaps you would accompany her on your own journey back to the king's side, and while you do, help her see all she has to learn there, and not only that which Galathir has pre-ordained she should see. For they say that place was once the garden of all Gondor, and what forgotten herbs and herblore may await there, just as when I told Mithrandir of the old saying that the hands of the king... ah, but I see I am needed.
'Talk to Galathir and convince him of your worth in this task, and then speak to her. We shall make a great healer of her yet!'
Fearful of a young apprentice being miseducated by Galathir, Ioreth has asked you to join her on a daunting task.
Galathir can be found in the House of Remedies within the Masters' Tier of Minas Tirith (After-battle).
Ioreth has asked you to speak with Galathir for she fears he might mislead a young apprentice in his tutelage.
You tell Galathir of your desire to accompany Mílgamel on her survey of Ithilien.
Mílgamel can be found in the House of Remedies within the Masters' Tier of Minas Tirith (After-battle).
Galathir has given his apprentice, Mílgamel, a daunting task, and he has asked that you aid her in completing it.
You introduce yourself to Mílgamel and inform her that you are to be her guide for Galathir's task.
Mílgamel can be found along the central causeway in Osgiliath (After-battle).
Mílgamel has asked you to meet her in Osgiliath before embarking on her survey of Ithilien.
You have found Mílgamel and she appears to be admiring the ruined city from the causeway...
Mílgamel pauses for a moment and stares into the rushing waters below.
Mílgamel hands you the list. The list mentions the old Houses of Healing in Osgiliath, the ruins of Bâr Aroth and Aelin Veren as well as the island fortress of Cair Andros in Ithilien, and most troublingly, the road into Imlad Morgul. At the end, it makes a note that the Rangers have been made aware of Mílgamel's passage into Ithilien and shall name arrangements at Henneth Annûn.
Mílgamel says, Fascinating! After all these years, some of the beds are still made. Sadly, any herbs that were once housed here have wilted.
Mílgamel says, I do not wish to remain long in this place. The plants that grow out from the vale have a sickly scent to them, and are likely of no use... or worse.
Mílgamel says, Even with the Orcs present, there is still a bountiful garden here. I shall gather some of the Buckthorn and Vetchling for Master Galathir.
Mílgamel says, Ah! The old baths have such beauty even in disrepair! But look, a sprig of Bell-o-Dales and wild Larkspur on the banks of the river!
Mílgamel says, I should say this is near enough! I will apologise to Master Galathir and lady Ioreth if I must, but such a place is far too dangerous for me!
Mílgamel can be found at your side or summoned by horn.
Mílgamel has finished her initial survey and has asked to be escorted to Henneth Annûn. You should speak to her once you arrive at Henneth Annûn.
You have arrived at Henneth Annûn, and the cool glow of the cavern seems even more inviting than usual.
Mílgamel can be found at Henneth Annûn.
You have escorted Mílgamel to Henneth Annûn and should now speak to her about what is to be done next.