Quest:Book 1: Chapter 4: Atop Erech
|Start Region||Blackroot Vale|
|Ends at||Hill of Erech|
|End Region||Blackroot Vale|
|Quest Chain||Vol. IV. Book 1|
|Previous: Volume III, Book 14
Vol. IV. Book 1: The Road to Gondor
Next: Volume IV, Book 2
|Walkthrough & Notes|
'Do you want to know what this honest man of Morlad believes? You may think me a fool, but I feel certain that some great evil came out of the mountains and sped with unnatural haste through the Vale. On moonless nights, some claim to have seen the Dead dancing atop the Hill of Erech, east of here. Is it true? I cannot speak to that, but I will tell you that no one in Morlad leaves his door unbarred when the time comes to blow out his candles.
'You are more brave than I am, <name>, that much is certain! If you have the stomach for it, a journey to the Hill of Erech might reveal if my supposition is true. If something did come out of the dark reaches under the mountains, I feel certain that is where it would have gone. It has always been an ill-omened place.'
Celegdal thinks some great evil came out of the mountains and lingered at the Hill of Erech. He does not know the details, or how close to the truth his theory may prove...
The Hill of Erech is east of Morlad, in the Blackroot Vale.
Celegdal believes that a great evil came out of the mountains and went to the Hill of Erech, and wants you to see if it is true.
The earth atop the Hill of Erech has been disturbed, and bears investigation.
Someone has seen you, silhouetted against the sky atop the Hill of Erech!
Someone saw you while you searched the summit of Erech, and called out to you. You should descend the hill and see if this person is a friend.