Quest:Intro: Strider's Charge

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Intro: Strider's Charge
Level 1
Type Solo
Starts with Celandine Brandybuck
Starts at Archet
Start Region Archet
Map Ref [25.0S, 48.8W]
Ends with Strider
Ends at Archet
End Region Archet
Map Ref [25.0S, 48.9W]
Quest Group Introduction (Hobbit/Man)
Race(s) Hobbit, Man
Quest Text

Bestowal dialogue

'You are awake, <name>! Thank goodness. You were exhausted after what happened last night, but that Ranger got us all safe to Archet in the end.

'I am terribly worried for his friend! Amdir looks so very ill. You can check on him if you like; he is just over there, to the west of where I am standing. Do you see him there, across the lane?'

Background

With the help of the Ranger Strider and his friend Amdir, you have escaped death at the hands of a group of brigands called the Blackwolds.

You are now in the peaceful village of Archet, and you have witnessed evidence that this town is at great risk of an attack from the very Blackwolds that held you captive.

Objective 1

  • See for yourself how Amdir fares

Amdir, very pale and wounded, is sitting in Archet near The Mad Badger Inn.

You should check on Amdir, for he was wounded by the blade of a Black Rider the last night while helping to rescue you and the two hobbits from the Blackwolds.

Celandine Brandybuck: 'That poor dear Ranger…he was so brave last night1 I do hope that Strider can help him. I don't have any experience with such violent wounds.'
Mundo Sackville-Baggins: 'I haven't had breakfast yet! This is intolerable. First kidnapped and now starved…I do not like Big Folk one bit!'
Amdir: 'So you are awake at last, <name>? You earned your rest, for you fought bravely last night. As for myself, I found no peace in slumber.
'The blade of the Black Rider pierced only my shoulder, though not deeply. I am chilled, but it is no matter….
'Thank you for your concern, but it is Strider for whom I fear! he is charged with a great task, but he tarries for my sake, and for Archet's'
Amdir assures you he is well, but he is deathly pale, and trembles with chill

Objective 2

Strider kneels beside his friend Amdir, near The Mad Badger Inn in the village of Archet.

You should speak with Strider, for Amdir implied that Strider's need is the more pressing.

Amdir: 'Look not to me, but to Strider. It is he who is in need of your help this day.'
Strider: 'Hail, <name>. Amdir is right -- I am torn asunder! I do not wish to leave him in this state, and Archet must be warned that the Blackwolds mean to raid the town, but I should be seeking a different Baggins right now!'