Quest:Chapter 3: Shedding Light

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Chapter 3: Shedding Light
Level 50
Type Solo
Starts with Elrond
Starts at Elrond's Library
Start Region Rivendell
Map Ref [29.6S, 3.3W]
Ends with Laerdan's Journal
Ends at Laerdan's Chamber
End Region Rivendell
Map Ref [29.6S, 3.3W]
Quest Group Vol. I. Book 14
Quest Text

Bestowal dialogue

'Your news is most distressing, <name>. I fear Laerdan's will was broken under the torments of Amarthiel.

'You have my approval to search Laerdan's room for anything that reveals the full purpose of his departure. I fear there is little time, for if he brings the shards of Narchuil to Mirobel, Amarthiel is sure to be waiting there.

'Laerdan's room is in this very house. Go now and return when you have learned more.'

Background

Elrond was dismayed by Laerdan's secret departure. Doubts have been cast now upon the honour of the Elf-lord, and Elrond desires to know the truth behind his disappearance.

Objective 1

Laerdan's rooms are in the Last Homely House in Rivendell.

Elrond has asked you to search Laerdan's rooms for anything which might reveal Laerdan's full purpose.

Elrond: 'Search Laerdan's room and return when you have discovered his full purpose.'
Map to Eregion: This map has a route sketched across it from Rivendell south to Eregion, but it contains no other clues.
Examined map of Eregion
Coil of Rope: You find a coil of rope which Laerdan had clearly intended to take with him, but apparently overlooked in his haste to leave.
Examined coil of rope
Pack: 'This pack was evidently left behind intentionally, for it is terribly worn and would likely not have survived a long journey.
Examined pack

Objective 2

  • Examine Laerdan's journal

Laerdan's rooms are in the Last Homely House in Rivendell.

Elrond has asked you to search Laerdan's rooms for anything which might reveal Laerdan's full purpose.

Laerdan's journal: This journal contains many entries, but it lay open at one particular page....