Quest:Instance: The Unmarked Trail

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Instance: The Unmarked Trail
Level 40
Type Fellowship
Starts with Legolas
Starts at The Guest Rooms
Start Region Rivendell
Map Ref [30.7S, 6.2W]
Quest Group Book 4
Quest Text

Bestowal dialogue

"An ancient evil, a corruption of the very nature of Middle-earth, threatens to spread its vile poison throughout the Trollshaws. This evil must be thwarted before it can be brought to bear against the hidden vale of Rivendell."

Background

Legolas has led the way deep into the Gladdalf, a remote corner of the Trollshaws, on the trail of the Wood-trolls.

Objective 1

Legolas is following a mysterious trail into the Gladdalf.

You and Legolas of Mirkwood have followed the signs of the Wood-trolls through the wilderness of the Trollshaws.

Legolas: 'These tracks are unusual, <name>. That they are the prints of wood-trolls cannot be denied, but they are too large even for those of their kind that walk occasionally within southern Mirkwood.
'Let us move into the Gladdalf, but cautiously. We are certain to find the trolls within.
'Stay alert! The wood-trolls will not have become organized enough to exert their influence without help, and there is still a Nazgûk somewhere in these lands.'

Objective 2

  • Follow Legolas
  • Talk to Legolas

Legolas is threatened by attacking wood-trolls in the Gladdalf.

You and Legolas of Mirkwood have followed the signs of the Wood-trolls through the wilderness of the Trollshaws.

Legolas: 'The earth groans beneath the tread of evil, <name>. There are Wood-trolls near.'

Objective 3

  • Aid Legolas

Legolas is following a mysterious trail into the Gladdalf.

You and Legolas of Mirkwood have followed the signs of the Wood-trolls through the wilderness of the Trollshaws.

Legolas says, "These are unusually large tracks...."
Legolas says, "I have read the signs alright, my friend! Look east. Wood-trolls!"
Legolas says, "More are approaching from the west. Be ready!"
Legolas says, "Well-fought, my friend! Let us gather our strength and press onward!"
Legolas: 'I am ready to proceed as well. The Gladdalf was a place of peace in earlier days, but now it is a den of evil, and I will be glad to leave it.'
Legolas says, "The larger Wood-troll tracks lead to the west. Let us go!"
Legolas says, "Did you hear that?"
Legolas says, "Look! The fen-crawlers rise up against us!"
Legolas says, "That is not the end of the creatures, friend. More are upon us!"
Legolas says, "Look to the north! More fen-crawlers!"
Legolas says, "Some foul beast sends these fen-crawlers against us!"

Objective 4

  • Talk to Legolas

Legolas is threatened by droves of corrupted fen-crawlers in the Gladdalf.

You and Legolas of Mirkwood have followed the signs of the Wood-trolls through the wilderness of the Trollshaws.

Legolas: 'Come now...some beast calls the fen-crawlers. We must put an end to this creature if we are to continue following the tracks through Gladdalf.'

Legolas says, "Come now, up to the north."
Legolas says, "Careful now, be on your guard!"
Legolas says, "More foes are ahead!"
Legolas says, "Look, our foe lies ahead!"
Legolas says, "Good, now spare a few moments and rest, for the way ahead is fraught with worse perils."

Objective 5

  • Aid Legolas

Legolas has followed a mysterious trail onto an earthen rise surrounded by water in the centre of the Gladdalf.

You and Legolas the Elf have followed the signs of the Wood-trolls through the wilderness of the Trollshaws.

Legolas: 'I knew the moment you defeated the Caller of the Bog, <name>, for his command over the creatures of the fen suddenly abated.
'There is something still within the Gladdalf, for the evil that corrupts this place did not vanish with your defeat of the wood-troll that opposed us.
'There is something else behind this woe.'
Legolas says, "The trail continues down to the east. Come!"
Legolas says, "The way ahead is barred by the trees and roots! We must defeat them!"
Legolas says, "Come now, I feel our final foe lies ahead!"
Legolas says, "A deep uneasiness lies about this place."
Nazgûl says, "Never forget your new master. Pain comes to those who do."
Taushakh says, "Taushakh will remember."
Nazgûl says, "Then prove your loyalty to the Great Eye! Deal with these foes, Taushakh."
Nazgûl says, "I leave them to you."
Taushakh says, "Attack now earth-foes in the name of the Great Eye"
Taushakh says, "Taushakh will not fall so easily!"
Legolas says, "Well done! Thanks to your aid, Taushakh's service to Mordor was short indeed!"

Objective 6

  • Talk to Legolas

Legolas is waiting to speak with you.

You and Legolas of Mirkwood have followed the signs of the Wood-trolls through the wilderness of the Trollshaws.

Legolas: 'The Nazgûl vanished from my view, but he did not immediately depart. Legend tells that one of the Ringwraiths was an Easterling king who had great skill in tracking and stealth...only the dread that lay heavily upon my heart told of his presence. That now is gone, but the memory is black.
'It is good that you defeated Taushakh, for the Nazgûl had given him some power with which to rally the Wood-trolls. In great numbers, they migh have threatened Imladris itself! Individually, they are much less of a threat.
'We should return, <name>. The Gladdalf grows cold and sad.'
Legolas: 'If you are ready to return to Imladris, I will go with you. We must report what has happened here, though the news be grim.'