Quest:Foreword: Bulwark of the West
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Verification needed on possible racial difference in dialogue for Beornings vs Race of Man
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|Starts with||Barbethnir or Captain-General Daerdan or Fimreg or Nogmeldir|
|Starts at||The Last Homely House or Echad Garthadir or Gath Forthnír or Vindurhal|
|Ends at||Elrond's Library|
|Quest Group||Vol. II. Prologue|
|Previous: Volume I, Book 15
Volume II, Prologue
Next: Volume II, Book 1
|Walkthrough & Notes|
Captain-General Daerdan: 'A summons arrived here by raven this morning, <name>, calling you to the House of Elrond, far to the east. I do not know why Elrond Halfelven requests your presence, but it must be for an errand of some urgency if he sends ravens on the wing here to Echad Garthadir.
'Does the Elf-lord have need now for the strength of the Race of Men?[confirmation needed] That friendship was never sundered, tested though it be by the passage of Time.
'You will find the House of Elrond far to the east, in the hidden vale of Rivendell, beyond the Trollshaws.'
Barbethnir: 'Master Elrond wishes to speak with you, <name>. He says the Elves have need of the strength of the Race of Men[confirmation needed] and wishes you to speak with him about some matter of urgency.
'Go inside and speak with Master Elrond in his library.'
Fimreg: '<name>, may I have a word with you? Master Elrond requests your presence in Rivendell on a matter of some urgency. His messenger did not reveal the reason for this summons, but said only that Elrond has need now of the strength of the Race of Men[confirmation needed].
'Travel along the eastern road beyond the Trollshaws to the hidden vale of Rivendell and speak with Elrond in his house. We will do our best to stand against the Shadow in your absence, and wait eagerly for your return.'
Nogmeldir: '<name>, I have a message for you: Master Elrond requests your presence in Rivendell on a matter of some urgency. His messenger did not reveal the reason for this summons, but said only that Elrond has need now of the strength of the Race of Men[confirmation needed].
'Descend from the mountains and return to the vale of Rivendell that you might speak with Elrond in his house. We will do our best to stand against the frozen dangers here and wait eagerly your return.'
The Men of the West have long stood against the Shadow, and their courage is needed once again.
Elrond is in the library of his house in Rivendell.
Elrond Halfelven has summoned you to speak with him on some urgent matter.
Aragorn and Boromir can be found in one of the guest rooms along the road that winds up the southern slope of the Vale of Imladris.
Elrond has asked that you help your fellow Men, Aragorn son of Arathorn and Boromir of Gondor, prepare to leave on their dangerous -- and secret -- mission.
Elrond is in his library within the Last Homely House, in Rivendell.