Quest:Chapter 1: The Flickering Flame

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Chapter 1: The Flickering Flame
Level 49
Type Solo or Fellowship
Starts with Golodir
Starts at Gath Forthnír
Start Region Angmar
Map Ref [10.9N, 23.9W]
Ends with Laerdan
Ends at Gath Forthnír
End Region Angmar
Map Ref [10.9N, 23.9W]
Quest Group Vol. I. Book 8
Quest Text

Bestowal dialogue

'I have nothing left, thanks to your carelessness. If you wish to speak with someone, speak with Laerdan. He will have to continue the fight on now, without me.

'Now leave me.'

This quest is meant for a fellowship. If you choose to undertake this quest solo you will receive an inspiration bonus, but the challenge will be great.


The assault on Carn Dûm saw the freedom of the Ranger Golodir, but proved fruitless as Lorniel perished, and Mordirith, the Steward of Angmar, withdrew into the fastness of the city.

Objective 1

Laerdan is at Gath Forthnír.

Golodir, crushed by his daughter's death, told you to leave him be and to go speak with Elf Laerdan.

Golodir: 'Leave me be, <race>. My life and my joy have been stripped from me.'
Laerdan: 'Ah, <name>. It is good that you have returned. I have known Golodir for many years, but never have I seen his spirit so broken. Though Lorniel's death was perhaps the final stone to be cast at his shattered heart, I sense there is something more dire at the root of his despair.
'We must reforge Golodir's spirit, my friend...though I know not how. I have only a dim flicker of a plan, but perhaps it will work.
'Golodir was a mighty warrior, and he could be reminded of that past if he were to have his weapons again. They were taken from him, and given as gifts to the emissaries of the tribes of Angmar, as tokens of Mordirith's victory over the Free Peoples. Each of these emissaries occupies a tower at Barad Gúlaran to the south. If we are fortunate, you will find Golodir's weapons and gear on these emissaries.'

Objective 2

Golodir's gear was given to emissaries from the goblins, dwarves and nomads of Angmar. These emissaries can be found in the spires surrounding Barad Gúlaran to the south of Gath Forthnír.

As a first step in his plan to renew Golodir's spirit, Laerdan has asked you to retrieve the Ranger's weapons and gear from the emissaries within the towers of Barad Gúlaran.

Laerdan: 'Have you found Golodir's gear? Each piece is in the possession of an emissary of the tribes of Angmar - goblin, dwarf and nomad - within the towers at Barad Gúlaran.'
Golodir: 'Leave me be! I have no interest in your folly.'
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Laerdan: 'So you have returned and with success. Alas, this gear is no longer fit for use. I fear the flicker of my plan is soon to be extinguished.
'Still, there may be some hope left.'