Quest:Dâr Narbugud: The Bewildering Inscription
|Starts with||Corrupted Hilt|
|Starts at||Dâr Narbugud|
|Start Region||The Foundations of Stone|
|Ends at||Telain Haldir|
|Quest Group||Dungeons of Lothlórien|
|Quest Chain||Dâr Narbugud|
Completing the 3 above quest groups unlocks:  Dâr Narbugud: The Deep Places of the World
|Walkthrough & Notes|
The hilt is ice-cold and gives off a fell glow, and it is blackened with the remnants of its Nameless bearer. You would cast it aside without further thought, for it is a sickening relic, but something catches your eye: Elven-script. The letters inscribed upon the hilt are clear, unfaded Sindarin.
This artifact may have a colourful history. How did it come to live in the hands of this hideous creature? You should bring the hilt to one who may recognize it.
One of the Nameless creatures that prowled the twisted passages of Dâr Narbugud was found carrying a strange sword-hilt, bearing an inscription in unmistakeable Sindarin letters. While this haft is now fell and cold to the touch, its history might be of interest to one who remembers its making.
Celeborn can be found in Lothlórien's main city, Caras Galadhon.
You should show the corrupted hilt you have found to Celeborn, whose wisdom and long memory may dispel the mystery surrounding this artifact.
Celeborn believes that the sword hilt will be recognizeable to someone who lives in Lothlórien. He surmises, based on the words on the handle, that the warrior of old was a loyal protector of the Golden Wood.
You should seek someone who may recognize the befouled relic.