Quest:Confront the Old Took

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Confront the Old Took
Level 9
Type Solo
Starts with Adelard Took
Starts at Great Smials
Start Region The Shire
Map Ref [33.6S, 71.1W]
Quest Group Shire
Quest Chain Ghost of the Old Took
Quest Text

Bestowal dialogue

'I am simply at my wit's end! Nothing we have done has appeased the Old Took's ghost. I can think of nothing else to do. I will never have my library back. What to do, what to do....

', it's too terrible to ask! But I must have my library back. You have done so much for me already, but could I ask you to muster up your courage and face the Old Took's ghost yourself?

'With great caution, enter my library and perhaps -- since you have done so much to try and appease him -- the Old Took will grant you an audience. His presence seems to be strongest in the far corner of the room, by my small bookshelf. Do please be careful!'


Nothing you have done for Adelard Took has appeared to have any effect whatsoever on the "ghost" in Adelard's library.

Objective 1

  • Confront the Old Took's ghost
  • Drive the squirrel from Adelard's library

The ghost's presence is strongest in the far corner of Adelard's library, near the small bookshelf.

After all else failed, Adelard Took has asked you to enter his library and confront the ghost of the Old Took.

Adelard Took: 'Please, my friend, confront the ghost of the Old Took in my library. Perhaps you can appease him!'
Small Bookshelf: As you near the shelf, it starts to shake and shiver. Something is hiding behind the bookshelf!
You have driven the squirrel from Adelard's library

Objective 2

Adelard Took is outside the library in the Great Smials.

In confronting the "ghost" in Adelard Took's library, you discovered that it was nothing more than a squirrel hiding behind the bookcase. You should tell Adelard that it is safe to return to his library.

Adelard Took: 'A squirrel? It was nothing more than a...a foul, grey squirrel? Oh my, this is embarrassing. What will others think if they hear about this?
'Oh, I know what they'll say! They'll say I am as mad as old Bilbo. Dear, oh dear! Would it be too much to ask of you not to report this incident?
'I will be most pleased to put this business behind me! And to think of all the trouble I put you through. I am so sorry to have been such a bother!'