Quest:Chapter 3: Night Deepens

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Chapter 3: Night Deepens
Level 94
Type Solo
Starts with Aragorn
Starts at The Hornburg
Start Region Helm's Deep
Map Ref [64.0S, 89.8W]
Ends with Gamling
Ends at Map Table,
western wall
End Region EB-Helm's Deep
Map Ref [68.9N, 47.5W]
Quest Group Vol. III. Book 13
Quest Text

Bestowal dialogue

Aragorn speaks to you in hushed tones.

'The next few hours will sorely test us at all, my friend, but none more than the King of Rohan. It will be Théoden's resolve, as much as the strength of his fighting men, that will govern our chances of survival. He will not speak plainly to me, or to any of us, on this matter. It is not his way, nor the way of most who rule.

'Find Gléowine and ask him what he makes of the King's mood and temperament. I cannot tell if the King is putting on a brave face, but Gléowine has served him for many years and will know better than I the truth of this. I last saw the minstrel below us, by a pile of straw near the western wall.'

Background

As the night deepens, battle approaches the defenders of the Hornburg.

Objective 1

  • Talk to Gléowine near the map table by the western wall

Gléowine is on the lowest level of the fortress, by a pile of straw near the west wall.

Aragorn wants to determine the mood of Théoden, but has sent you not to the King but to Gléowine to learn it.

Gléowine: 'I saw the King not long ago, and he seems to be in fine spirits, <name>. He is not blind to the danger, but he does not ignore it, either. His is not bravery without cause, but courage based on confidence in his men and his own strength. He sheltered too long in his own hall, and now that he emerges and sees battle he is ready for it.
'I do not think Aragorn should worry about my King. Théoden will surprise him, when the battle is upon us. Ah, I speak of battle, but I am a minstrel and know little of strategy or tactics. You have seen more of war than I have, and this old man counts himself fortunate! There is a map on the table over there. Will you show to me how the attack will progress, while we wait?'
Interacting with the map table near Gléowine will allow time to pass. Action will resume after midnight, when the battle is joined.

Objective 2

  • Study the map table near the western wall, by Gléowine, and time will pass

Gléowine wants you to show him on the nearby map table what the night may hold for the defenders of Helm's Deep.

Interacting with the map table near Gléowine will allow time to pass. Action will resume after midnight, when the battle is joined.
The sound of fighting reaches your ears... the battle is joined!

Objective 3

  • Talk to Gléowine, by the map table near the western wall, after midnight

It is after midnight at Helm's Deep.

Gléowine is by the map table, near the pile of straw by the western wall.

Gléowine: 'Thank you for the lesson in strategy and tactics, my friend. I cannot say the lesson will remain long in this old head of mine, but for now I feel glad having learned something of what awaits us here.
'But look! It is Gamling, from the Dike. He seeks our help!'
Interact with Gamling to experience 'Epic Battles: Basic Training,' the tutorial for the Epic Battles system, if you have not already done so.

Objective 4

  • Talk to Gamling by the pile of straw near the western wall

It is after midnight at Helm's Deep.

Gamling is by the map table with Gléowine, on the lowest level of the fortress, by the western wall.

Gléowine: 'Gamling has come from the Dike, and he seeks our aid! Speak to him and find out what we can do! There is little hope we can hold that pass for long, but standing for even a short while may save some lives.'
Gamling: 'I think battle is almost upon us. If you are willing to stand with my men, come with me to hold Helm's Dike for as long as we are able!'