Quest:Chapter 13: In the Gaunt-lord's Grasp

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Chapter 13: In the Gaunt-lord's Grasp
Level 30
Type Solo
Starts with Emelin
Starts at Ost Haer
Start Region The Lone-lands
Map Ref [37.7S, 28.0W]
Quest Group Book 2
Quest Text

Bestowal dialogue

'This land was corrupted by the war which raged here. Blood, much blood, spilled into the springs of the Lady, until all became red, and the springs became a swamp. The Lady, whose name is not remembered, became the Red-maid, a creature lost and corrupt. Ivar the blood-hand came not long ago and awakened her again and claimed power over her. Now Ivar is a greater threat than ever he was.

'Thou must strike against him to restore the balance betwixt Man and Nature. Until the Red-maid be redeemed or destroyed, my brethren and I are doomed to this wretched state.

'The west is where thou must travel to destroy the wight-lord Brudhraw and his soldiers. They serve the Blood-hand and must be destroyed.'

Background

Emelin told you about his failure to protect one of the River-maidens and the curse it brought down upon him and his men. He agreed to help you if you accomplish a task for him.

Objective 1

The wights and their Wight-lord may be found west of Ost Haer in Nindor.

Emelin told you that the Gaunt-lord Ivar the Blood-hand raises the wights as his soldiers. You must destroy them and their lord, a wight called Brudhraw.

Emelin: 'Slay that which does not live! Fight that which does not bleed! An impossible task for some, but not for thee.'
Brudhraw says, "The cursed men are mine. No one shall break them free from Ivar's will!"
Brudhraw says, "Master! I have failed!"
Defeated Brudhraw

Objective 2

Emelin is at Ost Haer, to the north.

You defeated the wight-lord Brudhraw. Now you should return to the shade called Emelin.

Emelin: 'Thou art returned from thy battle, and the Wight-lord is no more. Then I shall speak of the past and of what is to come.
'Ancient Arnor stood long ago, then sundered it was. Three nations arose: Arthedain, Cardolan and Rhudaur...but Arnor's light was dimmed, and the hearts of men are so easily tempted to dark deeds.
'Rhudaur turned against us, the kingdom of Arthedain, for there our Dúnedain brethren had been overthrown by an evil chieftain of the Hillmen in the service of Angmar. The warning had come much too late...for the maiden, for us.'