Quest:Instance: To a Ranger's Aid

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Instance: To a Ranger's Aid
Level 14
Type Solo
Starts at Marshwater Fort
Start Region Bree-land
Map Ref [31.0S, 44.8W]
Ends with Reniolind
Ends at Reniolind's Hideout
End Region Bree-land
Map Ref [30.9S, 44.6W]
Quest Group Epic - Vol. 1, Prologue
Quest Chain Bree-land Epic Prologue
Quest Text

Bestowal dialogue

"Amdir, quickly falling into the shadows of the wraith-world, has slain two of his brethren already and seeks the blood of a third...."

Background

Upon entering the Mustering Cave, you found that you were too late to help the Ranger Mundol. Amdir had mortally wounded him. Mundol asked that you carry a warning to Reniolind, a young Ranger scholar who is studying the ruins of the old Marshwater Fort.

Objective 1

Reniolind is somewhere within the Marshwater Fort, west of the Mustering Cave.

With his dying breath, the Ranger Mundol begged you to save Reniolind, another of his kindred, from Amdir's murderous rampage.

Reniolind: 'Toradan and Mundol have both perished? This is almost beyond belief! I was sent here to keep watch after the Nazgûl drove us from the Shire, but now it appears my watch has been for naught.
'We must go at once to the chieftain of my kindred. The Bree-men call him Strider.
'There is a quicker path than the one you took back to the safety of Bree. Follow me, and I will lead you through the caves beneath the Marshes.'
  • Escort Reniolind through the caves
Reniolind says, "This way! Hurry!"
Reniolind says, "Did the water stifle these flames?"
Reniolind says, "These torches always seem to fail..."
Reniolind says, "I lit these torches just yesterday."
Reniolind says, "Let me see to this darkness before us..."
Reniolind says, "Did you hear something?"
Reniolind says, "Amdir!"
Reniolind says, "Amdir, my friend. I know it is not really you that does these things..."
Amdir says, "I am not what you once believed..."
Reniolind says, "Yes... yes, you are."
Reniolind says, "Let me help you..."
Amdir says, "Never!"
Reniolind says, "No..."

Objective 2

Amdir was hiding in the deepest depths of the ruins and struck down Reniolind, then turned his attention to you.

Amdir says, "Morin will deal with you!"

Objective 3

Amdir called forth a giant spider-queen before fleeing. Kill the spider and speak with the dying Ranger.

Defeated Morin

Objective 4

  • Talk to Reniolind

Reniolind lies dying on the floor of the caves.

Reniolind has shown you a secret path under the Midgewater Marshes in the caves beneath the ruins. At the end, you found Amdir waiting. Amdir mortally wounded Reniolind, then fled. The dying Ranger wishes to speak with you.

Reniolind: 'Amdir is running...free! Go at once...find Strider in Bree. He is...my chieftain and should be...made aware of all that has...happened. Talk to Barliman Butterbur...at the Prancing Pony. He will know...where Aragorn is.
'Take the door...from this room and you...will find yourself on the...western edge of the Midgewater...Marshes. Go west...from there, then south and west...along the road to Bree.'