Quest:Caradhras the Cruel

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Caradhras the Cruel
Level 50
Type Solo
Starts with Hjór
Starts at Echad Dúnann
Start Region Eregion
Map Ref [50.5S, 7.8W]
Quest Group Eregion
Quest Text

Bestowal dialogue

'If the goat was killed recently, there is still a chance that Thorlák made camp, but is unable to return. Caradhras the Cruel can entangle even the hardiest explorers if they are not prepared.

'Return to the Redhorn Gate and search its northern reaches, Thorlák's supplies would almost certainly be spent by now if he was forced to seek shelter on the hard face of Zirakzigil.

'I can only hope that Thorlák is having a merry time, sitting among the ancient treasures next to a warm fire in Durin's Tower....'

Background

You discovered the corpse of a slain Redhorn-goat, which Hjór took as a good sign that his friend may yet live, for the corpse was expertly skinned.

Objective 1

  • Find Thorlák

Thorlák entered the Redhorn Gate in search of Durin's Tower in the eastern parts of the pass, upon Zirakzigil.

Hjór hopes that Thorlák has found some shelter in the upper reaches of the Redhorn Gate.

The body of the dwarf is frozen, its last moments of life preserved by the cold. It would appear that Thorlák met his end in the peaceful embrace of slumber.

Objective 2

  • Talk to Hjór at Echad Dúnann

Hjór is in Echad Dúnann, south-west of the Redhorn Gate.

You should return to Hjór and inform him of Thorlák's death.

Hjór: 'Thorlák is dead? This is grievous news <name>, for he was a close friend, as true of heart as any dwarf could ask, and as tough as stone.
'Alas that he died for a fool's hope, for Durin's Tower is lost to us forever.'