Quest:Chapter 3: The Wisdom of Lord Glorfindel

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Chapter 3: The Wisdom of Lord Glorfindel
Level 37
Type Solo
Starts with Elladan
Starts at Thorenhad
Start Region The Trollshaws
Map Ref [31.7S, 15.2W]
Ends with Glorfindel
Ends at Rivendell Valley
End Region Rivendell
Map Ref [30.1S, 3.1W]
Quest Group Book 4
Quest Text

Bestowal dialogue

'We know more than we did, <name>, but we do not yet know what we must, for the safety of all those who live or journey in this region: the whereabouts of the missing Nazgûl. His steed was our greatest ally in this search, for while he could remove his cloak and remain nearly unseen, his horse was a mortal creature and its physical trail could be followed. With the creature now dead, either from exhaustion or at his master's hand, our ability to track the Nazgûl is lessened.

'Lessened but not gone, perhaps. I would ask you to return to Imladris and to consult with Lord Glorfindel, for he is accounted very wise and may have some strategem we have not yet tested. He keeps close counsel with my father and with Mithrandir, and often contemplates near the falling water by my father's house.

'He may be able to help us find this missing Nazgûl.'

Background

Elladan was pleased that you found the horse of the missing Rider, but will not be satisfied until he knows its master's fate.

Objective 1

Lord Glorfindel can be found in Imladris, far to the east of Thorenhad, contemplating the waterfalls by the Last Homely House.

Elladan has asked you to consult with the Elf-lord Glorfindel about the missing Rider.

Glorfindel: 'You are welcome to Imladris, <name>. These are times of trouble, but for now, at least, the curtain of shadow is held back and we meet in peace.
'You bring grievous tidings from Elladan, but they are not entirely unlooked-for. I feared that not all of the Nazgûl were claimed by the Bruinen. This stray servant of the Enemy will leave a mark on the wilderness -- he may already done so -- and we can use it to track him.
'I give you this Elf-stone, and ask you to hold it aloft in the Ford of Bruinen. Return to me once you have done so, and we will speak further.'

Objective 2

The Ford of Bruinen is to the west of Imladris, at the bottom of the steeply-climbing slopes.

Lord Glorfindel has given you an Elf-stone and has asked you to test its powers by holding it aloft on the banks of the Bruinen.

The Nazgûl were denied passage across the Bruinen at this crossing
You hold the beryl of Glorfindel aloft, and it glows with a pale light

Objective 3

  • Bring Glorfindel's Elf-stone to Lord Glorfindel

Lord Glorfindel is in Imladris, high above the Bruinen and to the east, by the waterfall outside the Last Homely House.

Glorfindel is waiting to speak with you upon your return from the Ford of Bruinen.

Glorfindel: 'You have returned, <name>. Did you notice any change in the beryl I gave you when you arrived at the Ford?
'The Elf-stone began to glow? That is what I expected, and I am glad it was so for it shall be our means of locating the Nazgûl that remains hidden within the wilderness.
'The Nine, servants of the Enemy and shadows beneath his greater shadow, are creatures of such evil that the lands cannot bear their presence. This Elf-stone will glow in places where they have been. It will allow us to follow the missing Rider's trail.'