Quest:Interlude: The Doorward

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Interlude: The Doorward
Level 95
Type Session Play
Starts with Gléowine
Starts at Helm's Deep
Start Region Helm's Deep (sunrise)
Map Ref [69.2N, 18.0W]
Ends with Théoden
Ends at The Deeping-coomb
End Region Helm's Deep (sunrise)
Map Ref [70.4N, 17.4W]
Quest Chain Vol. III. Book 13
Quest Text

Bestowal Dialogue

'This day brings a new dawn for Rohan, but not without cost, <name>. Many friends and kinsmen came to their ends during the long night on the wall, and it is the minstrel's sad duty to remember their names and their tales.

'Háma, the doorward of Théoden, fell before the Hornburg. Without his valiant efforts, the gate would surely have been breached, and the King slain before he could ride to victory. I will tell you the tale of Háma's heroic stand, if you will hear it.'

Background

Gléowine is preparing a song mourning Háma, the doorward of Théoden, who fell before the Hornburg.

Objective 1

Day has dawned, and with it comes new hope for Rohan.

Gléowine has offered to tell you the tale of Háma's heroic last stand before the gates of the Hornburg.

Objective 2

  • Talk to Gléowine on the field of victory

Day has dawned, and with it comes new hope for Rohan.

You have heard his tale of Háma, and should speak now to Gléowine.

Gléowine: 'And so passed Háma, the doorward of Théoden. Without him the gate, and perhaps the kingdom itself, would now be broken. Do not forget him. I know that Théoden King will not. He served the King faithfully for many years, even with his death.'

Objective 3

  • Talk to Théoden on the field of victory

Day has dawned, and with it comes new hope for Rohan.

Théoden is on the field of victory, before the walls at Helm's Deep.

Théoden: 'I know what this victory cost us, <name>: many good men, children of Rohan all. They fought to defend their people, and I will remember their valiant deeds.
'But one loss will loom more large in my mind than the rest, for Háma, son of Léoferth, was more than the doorward of my hall. He served me faithfully for many years, but he did not do so blindly. When I succumbed to the whisperings of Gríma Wormtongue, and only Gandalf could restore me to my senses, it was Háma that weighed the Wizard's wish against my own command. And though he was sworn to uphold my word, Háma was a true man of Rohan and made the judgment he deemed necessary. It was disobedience, but in service of the kingdom, and I both forgive and am proud of him.
'He gave his life before the Hornburg, and without his sacrifice we could not have had victory this day. I will see to it that Háma will not be forgotten.'