Quest:Chapter 7: The Lost Workshop
|Starts at||The Peaceful Path|
|Start Region||Durin's Way|
|Quest Group||Vol. II. Book 7|
|Previous: Volume II, Book 6
Volume II, Book 7: Leaves of Lórien
Next: Volume II, Book 8
|Walkthrough & Notes|
This is a Solo quest, and cannot be completed with a Fellowship
'Melkólf Stonecarver was renowned for much of his work, though I have never heard of this "secret road." Its inclusion in these records may very well have been an oversight by a scribe of Durin's day, but he may have given us what we need to wrest my cousin from the grasp of Mazog's forces!
'Mazog has entrenched himself in the great fortress of Zabadgathol, surrounding himself with Orc warriors. But if a secret escape passage was constructed in the rear wall of Rushdurinul, we might be able to sneak into the fortress unobserved!
'Melkólf Stonecarver's workshop was recently uncovered, but no dwarves were left to guard it; who could have suspected how important it might become? Take the western exit from the Peaceful Path, and once you come out onto the mountainside, turn west and climb the short slope to the cave-mouth. Enter the passage and search for word of the secret way into Rushdurinul!'
Bróin blanches at your request that he accompany you there.
'Oh, no -- I need to stay here. There's so much to be done here. I will come with you on the next adventure, I promise! You should travel to the workshop alone, in order to maintain secrecy.'
This is a Solo quest, and cannot be completed with a Fellowship.
Bróin believes you have discovered mention of a secret passage into Rushdurinul, where Mazog has established his throne, and might use it to rescue his cousin Bori.
Bróin has asked you to find Melkólf Stonecarver's workshop and search it for any mention of Zurr-thurkh, the secret road into Durin's throne room that might have been built long ago. He has decided not to accompany you to the workshop.
Bróin is in the Peaceful Path, located in the Mustering Hall, east of Sulnul-dûm and west of the Stone Hall, along Durin's Way.
You have recovered a set of plans from Melkólf Stonecarver's workshop that reveal a secret way into Rushdurinul, the throne room of Durin, that is now occupied by Mazog and his Orcs.