Quest:In Their Absence, Chapter 10

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In Their Absence, Chapter 10
Level 65
Type Fellowship
Starts with Elrond
Starts at Lost Temple
Start Region The Trollshaws
Map Ref [26.6S, 14.1W]
Ends with Pirita
Ends at Sâri-surma
End Region Forochel
Map Ref [20.1N, 78.8W]
Quest Group In Their Absence
Quest Text

Bestowal dialogue

'I found this broken tablet here within the crypts of the Lost Temple, <name>, and it reveals more commands of the Gaunt-lord Gortheron. The missing section seems to be addressed to Ferndúr, for I see several mentions of the Red Cloud, but most of the directives for Drugoth are intact.

'Drugoth is commanded to go to Forochel and to assemble an army of wights from Sâri-surma, the Isle of Death, with which to sweep south into the populated lands of Eriador. Gortheron's displeasure is clear: it seems that his servant Ivar was given the task of raising an army of wights, but failed to do so, and now it falls to Drugoth.

'It was Drugoth that sought to threaten Rivendell with the terror of the dragon Thorog, and though he was cast out of the dragon, somehow Drugoth has returned. He has gone to Sâri-surma in Forochel, and you must find him and end this scheme of his master.'


Elrond's examination of the tablet he found in the Lost Temple has revealed the objective of another of the Gaunt-lords.

Objective 1

  • Travel to Sâri-surma and make your way through the fortress

Drugoth the Deathmonger has been commanded to raise an army of wights on Sâri-surma, in Forochel.

Elrond has translated the broken tablet he found within the Lost Temple and now knows the location of another Gaunt-lord.

Objective 2

  • Talk to Pirita in the fortress on Sâri-surma

Pirita of the Lossoth is inside the fortress on Sâri-surma.

Pirita wishes to speak with you.

Pirita: 'Things go ill with my people. Great storms descended upon our homes. The bay of ice heaved in the tumult. The words were not spoken for many days, but they could not remain unsaid forever: had the Witch-king returned to cast his deathly winter upon us again?
'It is not so. But still the land is angry. Someone has disturbed it, bends its will against my people. I do not come to this Isle of Death lightly, but Yrjänä has commanded it.'