Quest:Skirmish: Battle of the Twenty-first Hall

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Skirmish: Battle of the Twenty-first Hall
Level Scaling
Type Skirmish
Repeatable Yes
Quest Group Skirmish
Quest Chain Vol. II. Book 5
Quest Text

The Battle of the Twenty-first Hall
"In the aftermath of the raid upon Zabadgathol, Mazog sets his strength against Durin's Folk, assaulting many key encampments. If the Twenty-first Hall falls, then the advantage falls to Mazog's Orcs."

Background

You have travelled to the Twenty-first Hall to aid in its defence. Follow Wíli's direction and help the Dwarves of Moria make their stand!

Objective 1

  • Talk to Wíli in the Twenty-first Hall
  • Wíli must survive the assault

Speak to Wíli to see what aid you might lend in his defence.

Wíli: 'Our defences are in order. Now I must tell you the role you are to play in the upcoming battle.
Wíli says, "Hail, dwarves of the Iron Garrison! War is upon us... the Orcs of Mazog son of Bolg amass to attack."
Wíli says, "If we should fail to defend this hall, our expedition will be for naught! The Iron Garrison will be driven forth, and it will be long ere we may return again...."
Wíli says, "Go now and fortify the entrances to the Twenty-first Hall...it is there where we must hold the Enemy at bay!"

Objective 2

  • Push back the first assault
  • Wíli must survive the assault

The first assault on the Twenty-first Hall has begun. Defend the eastern bulwark!

Wíli says, "I would ask that you defend the barricades as they come under assault and ensure they stand."
Wíli says, "To that end, do not forget to unfurl the banners of Khazad-dûm. They can help stir the hearts of all Free Peoples to great deeeds and may even help turn the tide of battle."
Wíli says, "However, do not use them lightly, as once unfurled, a banner's strength is spent."
'Those are my orders, friend. Now we must wait and hope we shall draw breath another day.'
Goblin Sappers are attacking the barricades!
Dwarf sentry says, "It looks like the Enemy is retreating! I'll return to the front lines...you should speak with Wíli."
[FAIL] Wíli says, "The sappers have destroyed our barricades! Fall back! Fall back!"
[FAIL] Wíli, the leader of the defences, has sounded a retreat!

Objective 3

  • Talk to Wíli in the Twenty-first Hall
  • Wíli must survive the assault

Wíli is at the centre of the Twenty-first Hall.

You should return to Wíli for further instruction.

Wíli: 'Well done, <name> but the battle has only begun! See there? Another of the advance guards returns!'

Objective 4

  • Push back the second assault
  • Wíli must survive the assault

The second assault on the Twenty-first Hall has begun. Defend the southern bulwark!

Wíli says, "Hurry! To the southern bulwark!"
Dwarf Sentry says, "The Enemy is coming from the south!"

Objective 5

  • Talk to Wíli in the Twenty-first Hall
  • Wíli must survive the assault

Wíli is at the centre of the Twenty-first Hall.

You should return to Wíli for further instruction.

Wíli: 'Again, well done, <name>. I fear, however, that the Orcs will not so easily give up their assault! Look, there is another of the guards!"

Objective 6

  • Push back the third assault
  • Wíli must survive the assault

The third assault on the Twenty-first Hall has begun. Defend the western bulwark!

Dwarven Archer says, "It looks like the Enemy is retreating! I'll return to the front lines...you should speak with Wíli."

Objective 7

  • Talk to Wíli in the Twenty-first Hall
  • Wíli must survive the assault

Wíli is at the centre of the Twenty-first Hall.

You should return to Wíli for further instruction.

Wíli: 'I will complete preparations here, <name>. If the hallways falls, this chamber will be our final hope for wanting out this siege.
'Hark! Do you hear the horns? They come even now...prepare yourself!"

Objective 8

  • Push back the fourth assault
  • Wíli must survive the assault

The fourth assault on the Twenty-first Hall has begun. Defend the western bulwark!

Objective 9

  • Talk to Wíli in the Twenty-first Hall
  • Wíli must survive the assault

Wíli is at the centre of the Twenty-first Hall.

You should return to Wíli for further instruction.

Wíli: '<name>! Word comes from the Northern Hallway that the Enemy is preparing for an assault there!

'We must go at once...what remains of the advance guard must deal with any further assault against the Twenty-first Hall proper.'

Wíli says, "Hurry now, <name>! The Orcs are preparing to attack...follow me!"
Wíli says, "Hurry! Defend the Northern Hallway!"
Dwarf Archer says, "Fall back to the Chamber of Mazarbul! We must make our final stand there!"

Objective 10

  • Talk to Wíli in the Chamber of Mazarbul
  • Wíli must survive the assault

Wíli is in the Chamber of Mazarbul, east of the Northern Hallway.

The dwarves were forced to retreat back to the Chamber of Mazarbul. You should join Wíli and prepare for the final assault.

Wíli: 'This outlook is foul, <name>. This horde seems endless, and we are all that remains here. Prepare yourself, for this may well be our final stand.
'To arms!'

Objective 11

PENDING

Wíli says, "The enemy approaches, <name>. For better or ill, the end is nigh!
Motsham says, "Mazog claims the Twenty-first Hall!"
Motsham says, "You cannot hope for victory!"
Motsham says, "Death to the dwarves!"
Motsham says, "Victory will be mine!"
Motsham says, "Your doom is assured!"
Motsham says, "AARRRGGH!"

Objective 12

  • Talk to Wíli in the Chamber of Mazarbul
  • Wíli must survive the assault

PENDING

Wíli: 'Well done, <name>! I fear, however, that our victory here is short-lived. The Orcs seem nearly endless in number, This expedition is doomed to failure, I believe. It will be years before we are strong enough to cleanse these halls.
'Ah well, this is not the time for fear or grief. You have defended this hall for today.'
Wíli: 'Let us return to the Twenty-first Hall and begin repairs.'

Optional Encounter 1: Defeat Fodhroval

Encounter: A horrible screeching echoes from beyond the Western Barricade!

Optional Encounter 2: Defeat Shadow from the Heart of the World

Encounter: A terrible rumble and the sound of grinding stone thunders from the north-east corner of the Chamber of Mazarbul!

Optional Encounter 3: Defeat Helchnaeth

Encounter: A chill draught flows from the south-east corner of the Chamber of Mazarbul!

Optional Encounter 4: Secure the Vault

Encounter: The smell of sulphur and mutterings in the Black Speech tell of goblins trying to break into the Vault!
Encounter Update: You must extinguish the goblins' fire-pot!

Optional Encounter 5: Defeat Morûrz-kala

Encounter: A thunderous roar heralds the arrival of the Cave-troll bent on recovering the weapons you gathered!
Encounter Update: Wíli calls out, 'You are halfway their! Four more Orc-weapons, and we should have enough!'
Encounter Update: Wíli calls out, 'Good! Take the Orc-weapons to the Crafting Hall!'
Encounter Update: You have brought the Orc-weapons to the Crafting Hall and defeated the Cave-troll Morûrz-kala

Optional Encounter 5: Defeat Kalus

Encounter: Orc-archers on the rampart above the Southern Barricade are attacking the defenders!
Encounter Update: An uruk-archer arrives atop the rampart above the Southern Barricade with a snarl.

Optional Encounter 6: Defeat Throqûm

Encounter: An Enemy scout has been sighted beyond the Southern Barricade