Quest:Chapter 5: Strange Guardians
|Type||Solo or Fellowship|
|Starts at||Tármunn Súrsa|
|Map Ref||[12.1N, 32.1W]|
|Quest Group||Vol. I. Book 12|
|Previous: Volume I, Book 11
Volume I, Book 12: The Ashen Wastes
Next: Volume I, Book 13
|Walkthrough & Notes|
The Shimmering Elf-stone can be used to get an inspiration buff if you are playing solo or in a small fellowship.
'I sent ahead scouts to espy the movements of the Enemy, and I believe that Laerdan may have been taken into Sammath Baul. When the host from Evendim first arrived here, they tarried a short while, but they have since departed. In their stead, a company of Orcs has been brought here to guard Sammath Baul.
'One of my scouts also saw a messenger from Carn Dûm, who entered into a gatehouse. When he left that place, he summoned the creature Lozudurkh, and he was called Key-master, and he gave the messenger access into Sammath Baul by the main door. These tidings trouble me, that the brutal Tarkrîp now guard Sammath Baul, for the Krahjarn and Ongbúrz have always been their fiercest fighters, and the most trustworthy and faithful to their cause.
'If you are to enter into Sammath Baul unhindered, you must thin the numbers of Tarkrîp and obtain the door-key. Return to me when you have completed this task, and we will strike at the Enemy as quick as we may.
'I must speak to you a word of caution, go warily! Something is amiss, and I know not what plans Amarthiel has for those who oppose her.'
The Shimmering Elf-stone will be able to be used in an upcoming objective of this quest to access the inspiration buff if you are playing solo or in a small fellowship.
Gwathryn believes that Laerdan was taken to Sammath Baul, which is currently being guarded by the brutal Tarkrîp.
Sammath Baul is in Carn Dûm west from Tármunn Súrsa.
Gwathryn has instructed you to thin the Tarkrîp horde and collect the key of Sammath Baul from Lozudurkh.
Lozudurkh resides in the Sammath Baul Gatehouse. The Gatehouse is left of the Sammath Baul gate and has two torches in front of it.
You have yet to defeat Lozudurkh and obtain the key to Sammath Baul.
Gwathryn is at Tármunn Súrsa, east of Sammath Baul.
You should return to Gwathryn with the gate-key to Sammath Baul.