Quest:Instance: The Battle Under the Trees

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Instance: The Battle Under the Trees
Level 110
Type Session Play
Starts with Thranduil
Starts at Court of Lothlórien
Start Region Caras Galadhon
Map Ref [15.4S, 67.1W]
Quest Group Allegiance: The Court of Lothlórien
Quest Text

Bestowal Dialogue

The Battle Under the Trees
"My own kingdom was not the first attacked. First came Lothlorien. Three times the Golden Wood was tested by Dol-Guldur, I have learned, the first falling some days before the battle at high-walled Minas Tirith in Gondor."


Thranduil recounts the trials Mirkwood and Lothlórien endured while Gondor marched and fought at the very gates of Mordor.

Objective 1

You are a Lothlórien sentry, keeping watch over the edges of the Golden Wood where it faces the Anduin. You should join your fellow sentry up ahead.

Galadhrim Archer shouts, "Something is wrong. Do you hear that?"
Galadhrim Archer shouts, "Orcs!"

Objective 2

  • Defend Lothlórien

Orc invaders have appeared in Lothlórien! Help defend the Golden Wood.

Objective 3

  • Push onward

Push onward to where the fighting appears worst.

Lothlórien Sentinel shouts, "Toward the river. Come!"
Whether Dol Guldur truly hoped to pierce the heart of fair Lothlórien, or whether it was but a diversion, I cannot say.

Objective 4

Orc invaders have appeared in Lothlórien and now Lady Galadriel has taken to the field. Fight by her side and guard her at all costs.

Galadhrim Archer shouts, "The Lady has taken the field."
Three times tested, and three times failed.

Objective 5

  • Talk to Galadriel

Galadriel has used her powers to defeat the last of this Orc assault. Now she wishes to talk to you.

Galadriel: 'You are needed in Mirkwood. I fear they will need all the aid we can spare. Go now.'

Objective 6

  • Come to Mirkwood's aid

You have arrived in Mirkwood and come to the edge of the fighting.

Then they struck at us.

Objective 7

You have arrived in Mirkwood. You have crossed paths with Lord Thranduil himself, and should talk with him.

Thranduil: 'From Lothlórien you come? Then hope yet glimmers. Your aid is most welcome here.
'We must move on. Perhaps we will meet again!'

Objective 8

  • Fight onward

You have come to Mirkwood to assist the Elves there aginst Dol Guldur.

Because the Elves of Mirkwood were closer by, because we hold not what far sight and hidden powers have preserved this place ...
... because they struck with such force and speed, the wounds inflicted were far more grievous.
Great ruin and fire was visited upon much we dearly love.

Objective 9

  • Take a stand

You have come to a hillock in Mirkwood held by Elves and embattled on all sides.

With our backs pressed to the tree and help from our friends, we claimed a hard-fought victory that day.
Dol Guldur was repelled but we dared not pursue.

Objective 10

  • Talk to Thranduil

You have crossed paths with Lord Thranduil once again in Mirkwood, and fended off a savage assault from Barad-dûr together.

Thranduil: 'We have driven them back howling to Barad-dûr. Let them go. Too many of our kin have we lost this day, and I fear we must restore our strength against the chance they strike at us yet again.'
Interlude: The Battle Under the Trees