Quest:Instance: Mourning the Dead

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Instance: Mourning the Dead
Level 105
Type Solo
Starts with Aragorn
Starts at Aragorn's Pavilion
Start Region Pelennor (After Battle)
Map Ref [65.6S, 14.7W]
Quest Group Pelennor (After Battle)
Quest Text

Bestowal dialogue

Background

There is little time to mourn those lost at Pelennor, but Aragorn knows that some time must be spared to remember the fallen.

Objective 1

Speak with Éomer on the Pelennor.

'This is never easy, <name>, but it is important. If we are to go on, we must take some time to remember those we have lost. These men died for Gondor, for Rohan, for every land in which dwell the good-hearted. We have constructed a great pyre, and by its light we will remember our fallen.
'Will you accept the task, and the honour, of lighting the pyre? Once it is burning we will begin.'

Objective 2

  • Pick up the torch

Pick up the torch for lighting the pyre.

Éomer says, There is a torch just ahead. Use it to light the pyre.

The torch burns brightly in the night

Objective 3

  • Light the pyre

Use the torch to light the pyre.

The night is lit by the fire of the burning pyre

Objective 4

  • Listen to the record of the fallen

Listen to Éomer as he speaks the names of the fallen.

Éomer says,
"So many good men gave their lives to protect our lands from the Enemy."
"We are gathered here to remember those who gave their lives for us."
"Hear their names, and do not forget them!"
"Guthláf, banner-bearer of Théoden. Lift your banner high, loyal one!"
"Thane Harding, Aldor of the Eastemnet and Reeve of the Wold. Your son will be proud to hear of your courage."
"Elfmar of Faldham. You were an inspiration to every man of the Elfward, and to all who knew you."
Elfhelm says,
"My son."
Éomer says,
"Dúnhere, Lord of Dunharrow. We fought side by side at Riders' Stand, my friend, and I weep that it was to be the last time."
"Herubrand, Reeve of the Stonedeans. You put your faith in the words of Hildegard, and met your end with satisfaction."
Nothmar says,
"You fought valiantly until your very last breath."
Éomer says,
"Grimbold of Grimslade, doughty soldier and veteran of many battles. Farewell, my friend."
"Thane Torferth of Torsbury. Even so young, you had already accomplished much for Rohan and for Théoden."
"Fastred, Reeve of the Sutcrofts. We did not agree on all matters, my friend, but we shared a love of Rohan, and she feels your loss."
"Herefara, stalwart defender of the Stonedeans. The Helmingas know of your glory."
Nothmar says,
"The battle seemed endless, but still you fought on."
Éomer says,
"Théoden King, Lord of the Mark. Rohan has been restored to glory by your deeds! Farewell, uncle."
"We must not forget any of the other good men of Rohan who fell upon Pelennor."
Prince Imrahil says,
"Men from every reach of Gondor fought to defend their homes."
"Duilin and Derufin of the Blackroot Vale. They did not fear to face any foe, despite the danger."
Duinhir says,
"Alas, my boys."
Prince Imrahil says,
"Turgon, Captain of the South-gate. Long did you stand against the Orcs, even when all seemed lost."
Ingold says,
"A good man."
Prince Imrahil says,
"Hirluin, Lord of the Green Hills. You spoke seldom, but when you did you spoke with wisdom. We could use such words now!"
"Forlong the Bold, Lord of Lossarnach. Many were your deeds, my friend! May you rest easy."
"Forget not the many others who fought and fell in service of Gondor."
Aragorn says,
"My kinsmen came out of the North to the Pelennor in my service. Many will not see their homes again."
"Idhrenfair, you were no stranger to the dread of battle. I thank you."
"Halros, how long has it been since we shared a campfire on the Greenfields? Too long, my friend. You will be in my thoughts."
"Naeglanc, many were the foes you slew in my defence. I will not forget you. You have my thanks."
"Rest easy, Celairant. You lived up to your promise, and were a true Ranger of the North. I thank you."
"Nestadron, Ranger of the Trackless Wastes. Your wandering days are done, my friend."
"Mandan, few only could share your knowledge of plants and herbs. I will treasure your lessons on the subject."
"Golodir, the days of your sorrow are ended. Join your daughter in peace, and know that I will not forget your service."
"Halbarad, dearest and most true of friends. My heart was lifted to see you again on the road to Isengard, mere days ago."
"For you to fall when the aim for which you fought is so near... it is a grievous hurt. I have lost my right arm."
"Farewell, my friend."

Objective 5

  • Mourn the loss of your fellow warriors

You are overcome by the loss of many great warriors.

Éomer motions that he wishes to speak to you

Objective 6

  • Talk to Éomer

Speak with Éomer on the Pelennor.

'The pyre will burn until morning, and the heat of the burning will carry our grief into the night sky.
'There is another creature of nobility we should remember: Snowmane, the steed of the king. Come, let us mark the spot where he died and we have buried him.'

Objective 7

  • Pick up the stone for Snowmane's cairn

Objective 8

  • Place the stone on the cairn for Snowmane

Objective 9

Listen to Éomer speak.

Éomer says,
"This grave shall be known as Snowmane's Howe forevermore."
"Let these words be written upon the stones."
"Faithful servant yet master's bane, Lightfoot's foal, swift Snowmane."

Objective 10

  • Talk to Éomer

Speak with Éomer on the Pelennor.

'Morning has come. Let us return to the city and climb to the Citadel. I would visit my uncle where he lies in state, and pay my respects to him.'

Objective 11

Enter the Tower of Ecthelion.

Objective 12

  • Talk to Éomer

Speak with Éomer inside the Tower of Ecthelion.

'We have arrived, <name>. My heart is full of sorrow, but I would look upon my uncle's visage and think upon his life and deeds even so.'

Objective 13

  • Walk with Éomer to Théoden's bedside

Walk with Éomer to pay respects to Théoden.

Éomer says,
"Uncle, I am here."
"I am now King of the Mark."
"I hope to have the strength that you did. I hope that I will lead as you have done."
"You have restored Rohan to glory. I will not fail to uphold her name!"
"Rest well, Théoden, son of Thengel, King of Rohan."

Objective 14

  • Mourn for Théoden King

Pay your respects to Théoden King.

Objective 15

  • Talk to Éomer

Speak with Éomer at the Tower of Ecthelion.

'I have said all I can, and now the rule of Rohan will be mine alone. It is a heavy burden. I hope to live up to my uncle's example, but it will not be easy. Still, I will do my best for the people of Rohan!
'Thank you, <name>. I am ready now to depart.'