Quest:Chapter 2: The Tide of Battle
|Ends at||Echad Garthadir|
|Quest Group||Book 10|
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|Walkthrough & Notes|
'Forgive my anger, <name>; it was not seemly. There is wisdom in Laerdan's words, but you must see the danger of leaving Annúminas to the Angmarim. If we do not stop Amarthiel's ambitions here, beside the Lake Nenuial, she will fortify the old city. Where then do you think her armies will go? Think of the Shire, a short march to the south, or of Trestlebridge to the east, already beset by Orcs out of Angmar!
'We must turn the tide of battle in our favour, <name>, before we try to reclaim the palantír. If we keep Amarthiel's attention focused on battles within the city, she will be forced to meet our challenges. She will have less time to use the seeing-stone to find Narchuil!
'My heart tells me this is right, <name>. If you stand with us, speak with Rosselloth in Annúminas; she will tell you how fares in battle. Pass through Minathranc in front of the city, and you will come to the courtyard of Gwaelband. Rosselloth will tell you what you can do to help in this fight.'
Laerdan has told you that the palantír must be taken from Amarthiel at any cost, but Calenglad insists that retaking Annúminas must come first.
Rosselloth is in the courtyard of Gwaelband. Gwaelband is west of Men Erain, beyond Minathranc, at the front entrance of Annúminas.
Calenglad has decided that Amarthiel's forces should be engaged in Annúminas in order to keep her from focusing her attention upon the palantír. He has sent you to speak with Rosselloth for advice on what you can do to help.
The Ranger Fainneleg is at Echad Garthadir, a small camp south-west of Gwaelband, on a higher level of the city. If the Rangers hold Gwaelband, the gate provides easy access to the higher level. Otherwise, you will need to swim west past the Port of Annúminas to Gaerannon and then climb through the city to reach Echad Garthadir.
Rosselloth has told you to speak with Fainneleg, the Ranger organizing the defense of Annúminas.