Quest:Chapter 11: Guldurchir's Restraint

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Chapter 11: Guldurchir's Restraint
Level 50
Type Solo
Starts with Mordrambor
Starts at Tinnudir Keep
Start Region Evendim
Map Ref [12.0S, 68.0W]
Ends with Tadan
Ends at Tinnudir Keep
End Region Evendim
Map Ref [12.0S, 68.0W]
Quest Group Book 10
Quest Text

Bestowal dialogue

'Thou wishest to hear more of Tann Morgul, friend <name>? I thought thou wouldst. It is a relic of ancient Númenor, corrupted through the dark arts of my brethren and gifted to Guldurchir for safe-keeping. Thou wonderest why he has not brought it to bear upon the city? The reason is simple: Amarthiel forbade him from using it until she had derived as much amusement as she could from the pathetic struggles of the Dúnedain.

'That time draws near. If thou wishest to postpone thine utter defeat, thou wouldst do well to relieve Guldulchir of Tann Morgul, and soon. His restraint will not last forever.

'My jailor has something to say? What could that be, <name>?'

Background

Mordrambor has told you that one of his brethren, a Black Númenórean called Guldurchir, possesses an artifact of great evil that will be used to destroy the Dúnedain.

Objective 1

Ranger Tadan is on guard in the prison keep atop the stairs behind the door on your left as you enter the keep on the island of Tinnudir, in Evendim.

Mordrambor has told you of Tann Morgul, the artifact wielded by one of his brethren and says that its power can destroy the Dúnedain. Ranger Tadan is eager to speak with you about this new development.

Mordrambor: 'I will not keep thee from speaking with my jailor, friend <name>. He is most tiresome, but perhaps thou canst teach him to mind his betters.'
Tadan: 'We have come to it at last, <name>, I can feel it! I have not had an easy time guarding the prisoner, but it will all be worthwhile if we can defeat this Guldurchir before he is permitted to use Tann Morgul against us!
'We are in luck, too, because I have fought against Guldurchir and know where he is! Shortly after Annúminas was taken, a small group of us fought to the uppermost level of the city. There, in a courtyard full of fell idols and cursed trappings above Echad Garthadir, we encountered Guldurchir. He drove us away, and our assault ended in defeat.
'That courtyard is called Menelband. If you can fight your way up through the city of Menelband, you might be able to defeat Guldurchir and take Tann Morgul from him -- the day could be ours!'

Objective 2

  • Collect Tann Morgul

Guldurchir is in Menelband, a courtyard located on the uppermost level of Annúminas.

Ranger Tadan has told you where to find Guldurchir; he hopes you will be able to defeat this Black Númenórean before he is permitted to use the relic he carries, Tann Morgul, against the Dúnedain.

Tadan: 'Guldurchir oversees the battle for the city from Menelband, the uppermost courtyard of Annúminas. Defeat him and wrest Tann Morgul from his clutches, <name>!'
Mordrambor: 'My pitiful jailor is correct -- Guldurchir oversees the battle from Menelband, a courtyard on the highest level of the city. Thou art strong, friend <name>, but Guldurchir is stronger. He will slay thee, and thy friends will be utterly destroyed.
'Thou canst not hope to take Tann Morgul from him. That is folly.'
Laerdan: 'I have never heard of Tann Morgul before now, <name>, but Guldurchir is known to me: wholly evil and merciless. Be mindful of the danger should you seek to confront him.'
Calenglad: 'Guldurchir is known to me -- he is one of Amarthiel's Black Númenórean lieutenants, and as such is one of Mordrambor's brethren. That our prisoner would betray him so readily feels strange to me.
'Still, Mordrambor has spoken true until now. If this artifact is as deadly as he has lead us to believe, we cannot allow it to remain in Guldurchir's hands.
'Menelband is a courtyard on the uppermost level of Annúminas, and it is the site from which Guldurchir oversees the battle.'
Guldurchir says, "Fools! Did the Rangers send you? You are no more than another band of pawns, sent to their doom at my hands!"

Objective 3

Mordrambor is in the prison keep atop the stairs behind the door on your left as you enter the keep on the island of Tinnudir, in Evendim.

You have done what Mordrambor believed you could not: you defeated Guldurchir and wrested Tann Morgul from his clutches. You should bring the artifact now to Mordrambor to show what he was wrong.

Laerdan: 'Guldurchir has been defeated? I am filled with wonder, <name>!
Tadan: 'I have not been feeling very well of late, <name>. My head feels heavy, as if it is full of water, and I cannot shake it out.
'I must just be tired. I just wish I could have a rest from our prisoner's constant muttering!'
Mordrambor: 'Yes, my friend, yes....
'Untie my bonds and give me the relic you have taken from Guldurchir, Tann Morgul, heirloom of fallen Númenor....'
Tadan says, "Hey! What are you doing? Bring that over here!"

Objective 4

  • Bring Tann Morgul to Tadan

Ranger Tadan is in the prison keep atop the stairs behind the door on your left as you enter the keep on the island of Tinnudir, in Evendim.

Tadan has called you out of your reverie, preventing you from freeing Mordrambor and handing him Tann Morgul!

Mordrambor: 'Get thee from my sight, thou worthless worm! Thou shalt pay for thy failure!'
Tadan: 'What do you think you were doing, <name>? I do not know what happened to me, but something seemed to shake me from a deep slumber, and I saw you about to untie the prisoner!
'You need to steel yourself against his wiles! Did not Laerdan tell you that? He is treacherous, our prisoner, and we cannot let down our guard for an instant!
'I will take Tann Morgul and bring it to Calenglad. I do not think it is wise for you to spend too much time in the company of Mordrambor, <name>. Calling you "friend" all the time...I do not trust him, and neither should you!'