Quest:Scratching the Surface

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Scratching the Surface
Level 65
Type Solo
Starts with Blighted Branch
Starts at Ashenslades
Start Region Mirkwood
Map Ref [16.7S, 44.8W]
Ends with Himeinior
Ends at Barad Angol
End Region Mirkwood
Map Ref [17.5S, 44.6W]
Quest Group Mirkwood
Quest Text

Bestowal dialogue

As you look down, you find a remnant of a fallen branch. The bark appears to be ashen-coloured and smells of decay, though something still speaks of an ancient beauty it may once have possessed.

Perhaps you should bring this to Himeinior at Barad Angol to see if he can tell you anything about the branch.


You discovered a blighted branch in the Ashenslades, corrupted by an unknown disease.

Objective 1

Himeinior is at Barad Angol, a small camp at a tower overlooking Sâd Doldúr.

You should seek out Himeinior and give him the branch you found. Perhaps he can discern more about what is happening to the trees in the Ashenslades.

Himeinior: 'Thank you kindly for gathering such an exquisite specimen, <name>. I have gathered several such branches myself, and this is the best of them thus far.
'Sadly, it appears as if this poor branch has been blighted by some form of foul sorcery. It seems as if this sorcery has consumed its life and has left it naught but a husk, bereft of its former glory.'