Quest:Blood of Númenor
|Starts with||Faramir, son of Ondoher|
|Starts at||Near Dol Acharm|
|Start Region||The Wastes|
|Quest Chain||The Wastes: Dagorlad|
Small Ranger camp in the Slag-hills
|Walkthrough & Notes|
'I have looked upon the faces of the Wainriders at Dol Acharn, and though many of them are lost to my memory - one has never been forgotten. It is the face of their chieftain - the face of the man who slew me!
'Even now, I remember facing down the Wainrider chieftain with the north-men. All at once, it felt as if each of us stood alone in the battle against him and his kin. After his horse and chariot became stranded in the marshes, he ran me down himself and I could not flee in the shallows. The mud and murk held my feet and soon he was upon me. I fell, and the blood of the king's line spilled into the marshes. My folly had grown a terrible defeat into no less than a disaster for my people.
'His spear tasted the blood of Númenor, and he knew the victory he had won over Gondor could not be contested by any Man. Such a triumph grew a great arrogance within him, and as your friend Artamir told us, his death soon followed.
'You must gain an audience with the Wainrider chieftain if our ruse is to succeed, but it seems you shall find no such kindness without bearing a trinket of their peoples.
'I would have you seek the very spear that slew me in the marshes to the north. It is unlikely they will yield even once you bear it, but it is the only means we have to speak to their master.'
An evil presence lingers about the Wainriders upon the hill of Dol Acharn, and it urges even the hardiest warriors away.
The spear can be found somewhere in the southern reaches of the Dead Marshes.
Faramir has asked you to seek the Wainrider spear that slew him in the Dead Marshes in the hope that it might grant you passage into Dol Acharn.
Faramir can be found near the foot of Dol Acharn.
You have recovered the remains of the Wainrider spearhead and should now return it to Faramir.