Quest:Book 8, Chapter 3: A Waiting Silence
|Starts at||Camp of the Host|
|Start Region||The Wastes|
|End Region||The Wastes|
|Quest Chain||Vol. IV. Book 8|
|Previous: Volume IV, Book 7
Vol. IV. Book 8: The Black Gate
Next: Volume IV, Book 9
|Walkthrough & Notes|
'I will give the order for the Host of the West to begin its final march, <name>, but I need you to go forward in the vanguard, leading the way and making safe our passage. The foes arrayed against us have been commanded to let us pass, but I would not be surprised if the more ambitious among their number think to increase their own fame or notoriety by slowing our progress.
'Defeat these foes and any other beasts that threaten, and look for Langlas in the ruin of Haerondir, north-east of here. He will know where else to scout in advance of the Host.
'Once you have aided Langlas, rejoin us north of the Black Gate and we will prepare for the final throw.'
One last march across the Wastes will bring the Host of the West to the Black Gate of Mordor, and Aragorn sends you ahead to make safe the passage.
Aragorn asked you to defeat a number of threatening foes in the Noman-lands.
After you defeated threatening foes in the Noman-lands, Aragorn wanted you to meet up with Langlas in the ruin of Haerondir, north-east of the Camp of the Host.
Langlas asked you to find locations in the Wastes where enemies might threaten the Host of the West, and to defeat any foes you find. The sites of concern to him are:
Dûm Boha, east of Haerondir, in the Noman-lands. Dol Acharn, north-east of Haerondir, on the field of Dagorlad Ondoher's Folly, north of Haerondir, on the field of Dagorlad
After you have accomplished these tasks, Langlas asked you to meet with Aragorn before the Black Gate.
Aragorn and the Host of the West planned to meet you at the base of the Slag Hills outside the Black Gate once you scouted the Wastes.
Aragorn and the Host of the West planned to meet you at the base of the Slag-hills outside the Black Gate once you scouted the Wastes.
Aragorn asked you to climb to the top of the slag-hill and look south to the Black Gate of Mordor.
Aragorn is at the base of the slag-hill before the Black Gate.