Quest:In Their Absence, Chapter 4
|Starts with||Bounder Boffin|
|Starts at||Northcotton Farm|
|Ends with||Benedric Jacklin|
|End Region||The North Downs|
|Quest Group||In Their Absence|
| In Their Absence
|Walkthrough & Notes|
'I get the impression that this Thadúr was an ancient fellow, which means that the mystery of his final words may be ancient as well. It could be that Tirith dan Forduath is an old name for a place that goes by now a new name! In fact, I am almost certain this is the case!
'If so, then you're not very far from solving this mystery, because a hobbit lives nearby who just loves the history and makeup of old words. If anyone knows what "Tirith dan Forduath" describes, it'll be Ronald Dwale. He is an expert at languages and words.
'Ronald Dwale lives north-east of Oatbarton, just outside the village of Dwaling. If you would solve this mystery of words, you should talk to him at once!'
Before his defeat, Thadúr the Ravager spoke some mysterious words. You must get to the bottom of them before great evil comes to pass.
Ronald Dwale lives north-east of Oatbarton just outside the village of Dwaling.
Bounder Boffin has sent you to speak with Ronald Dwale about Thadúr's final words. If anyone knows what Tirith dan Forduath is, he will.
Stoneheight is located on the North Downs, north-east of Amon Raith. The town of Stoneheight is located atop a sloping rise north of a deserted farm-house.
Ronald Dwale has teased apart the meaning of Thadúr's final words and has told you that Tirith dan Forduath was the ancient name for a place now called Stoneheight, on the North Downs.