Quest:Instance: In Need of Cheering-up

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Instance: In Need of Cheering-up
Level 86
Type Solo
Starts with Éowyn
Starts at Edoras
Start Region Edoras
Map Ref [62.0S, 72.8W]
Ends with Éowyn
Quest Group Edoras
Quest Text

Bestowal dialogue

"While the Lady Éowyn appears brave and cheerful, some who know her well grow concerned for her, for she does not eat or sleep, and a heavy gloom seems to have settled upon her since the departure of Théoden King."

Background

Éowyn is in need of cheering up, though she hides her dire mood well for the sake of her people.

Objective 1

Éowyn is in Edoras.

You should speak with Éowyn.

Éowyn: 'Come, let us talk while we walk. What is it you wished to say to me?'
You tell Éowyn that you know of the sadness she hides beneath her cool, brave exterior, and that some people are grown deeply worried for her.

Objective 2

  • Follow Éowyn

Éowyn is in Edoras.

You should follow Éowyn.

Éowyn says, "You think I am gloomy, then...."
Éowyn says, "Does it show upon my face, plain for all to see?"
You tell Éowyn that she hides it well, but it is there to see nonetheless.
Éowyn says, "Well, there is no reason to be concerned for me."
Éowyn says, "I admit that it was...difficult...to watch my uncle fade over the years."
Éowyn says, "Wormtongue alone had his ear."
Éowyn says, "Poor decisions were made about the fate of Rohan."
Éowyn says, "And my brother, valiant Éomer, was imprisoned for his good deeds."
Éowyn says, "And Wormtongue watched my every step...."
Éowyn says, "But it is no matter. It is passed, and I have my duty to my people to occupy me."
You tell Éowyn that the coldness in her voice betrays her words.
Éowyn says, "Would you not be cold, if you were made to sit idly instead of fighting the evils of the land?"
Éowyn says, "You are a warrior and a traveller."
Éowyn says, "How could you understand the duties of a Lady of the House of Eorl?"
Éowyn says, "When you long to fight for your people, but instead you watch and wait while history happens around you."

Objective 3

  • Rouse Éowyn from her unhappy reverie

Éowyn is in Edoras.

You should speak with Éowyn.

Éowyn: Éowyn's eyes are far away as you look at her, a bitterness upon her fair features that is sad to look upon.
You gently speak her name, and she looks at you once more, her reverie broken.

Objective 4

  • Listen to Éowyn

Éowyn is in Edoras.

You should listen to Éowyn.

Éowyn looks at you once more, startled
Éowyn says, "Tell me, friend -- are you closely acquainted with the other travellers who departed with my uncle?"
You recount your many meetings with each guest, and her eyes light up when you speak of Aragorn.
Éowyn says, "Aragorn."
Éowyn says, "The King of Gondor returned out of legend.... What do you know of him?"
Soldier says, "Lady Éowyn!"
Soldier says, "My lady!"
Éowyn says, "What is it?"
Soldier says, "The watchtower-guards have spotted a warband near the city, heading south."
Soldier says, "It will cut us off from Dunharrow!"
Soldier says, "Let me ride out with the city guards, my lady, and we will put an end to them."
Éowyn says, "No! I will go. Alone."
Soldier says, "But...my lady!"
Éowyn says, "Guard the gates, and flee to Dunharrow in case I do not return."

Objective 5

  • Listen to Éowyn

Éowyn is in Edoras.

You should speak with Éowyn.

Éowyn: 'All right, all right! You may come with me, if you wish. I would not deny the wishes of such a worthy <race>.
'Let us leave at once! I long for battle!'
Éowyn has agreed to bring you along

Objective 6

  • Join Éowyn in battle

Éowyn is ready to face the foe that threatens Edoras.

Éowyn: 'There they are. Look at them! My blade thirsts for their blood, <name>.
'We ride!'

Objective 7

  • Fight alongside Éowyn

Fight alongside Éowyn.

Éowyn says, "For Rohan! For the House of Éorl!"
You have defeated the warband that threatened the refugees of Edoras!
Éowyn says, "Ah! We've done it!"
Éowyn: 'We have done it!'
Éowyn: 'That was the most fun I've had in...I cannot even remember! Was that not a wonderful rush, <name>?
'I have half a mind to ride out and find another enemy to slay...but I must return, I know. The women and children and elderly must get to Dunharrow safely, and it is my duty to make it so.
'Come, let us return to Edoras.'