Quest:Scouting the Ram Dúath

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Scouting the Ram Dúath
Level 29
Type Solo
Starts with Melthindir
Starts at Rhunenlad
Start Region The North Downs
Map Ref [10.2S, 39.2W]
Quest Group North Downs
Quest Chain Preparation for War
Quest Text

Bestowal dialogue

'<name>, I have need of your assistance. As you are aware, Orcs attacked the North Downs in force, driving farmers from their homes and burning the lands to the south-east. While our attention was turned to the Orcs, we did not notice the Hillmen who came after.

'We are preparing to strike against Angmar, but we are spread so thinly in the North Downs that we cannot fully determine the threat the Hillmen of Angmar pose.

'We need you to scout the Hillman-encampment to the north-east for us. From that camp, head west until you find an outcropping of strange spiny rocks. The pass continues to the north-west of these rocks. We need to know what you find at both places.'


Orcs stormed out of the Ram Dúath and swept across the North Downs. After their passage, Hillmen out of Angmar came through the pass and encamped beyond the cliff faces and treacherous paths.

Objective 1

  • Scout the Hillman camp at the Eastern Ram Dúath
  • Scout the pass through the Western Ram Dúath

The Hillman-encampment is north-east of Esteldín. The pass is west of the Hillman-encampment, north-west of an outcropping of spiny rocks.

Melthindir has asked you to scout the Hillman-encampment and the pass through which the Hillmen approached to determine the severity of the threat they pose, so that the Rangers can plan a defence against them.

Objective 2

Melthindir awaits your report at Esteldín.

Angmarim forces have sent a small company of Hillmen to the south-east entrance of Ram Dúath. At the southwest entrance of Ram Dúath, you discovered evidence of many worms and drakes. You should return to Melthindir with your report.

Melthindir: 'It is a relief to know that the Angmarim forces are not as great as I feared. Also, while I had known the valley in the west to be home to the worms, I did not know that drakes had come here as well.
'You have done us a great service this day, <name>.
'There is much yet to be done before we are prepared to deal with the threat from Angmar.