Quest:The Ash of Gorgoroth

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The Ash of Gorgoroth
Level 105
Type Solo
Starts with Narthavron
Starts at Udûn Foothold
Start Region Udûn
Map Ref [41.3S, 0.6W]
Quest Chain Mordor: Udûn
Quest Text

Bestowal dialogue

'Did you feel the change in the wind upon crossing the Black Gate, <name>? Everything in this accursed land is tainted. The earth, the water, even the air.

Allow me to introduce myself. I am Narthavron, master smith of the Noldor. I was present when the Last Alliance broke into this valley and defeated Sauron's army. I was filled with sorrow and anger seeing the atrocities they had committed here, and have made it my life's work to find a way to purge the corruption. I now believe I have the right tool to achieve this.

I have recovered one of the adamants of old, The Flame of Ancalamír. It will unravel any shadow-touched object to a physical residue that I call the Ash of Gorgoroth. I am then able to use it to fashion extraordinary equipment. I have a feeling you will be instrumental in the Conquest of Gorgoroth, and as such will be encountering many corrupted items in your travels. I have a proposition for you.

I will allow you use of the Flame. My assistants, the High-enchanters, will help you. You need only touch a piece of tainted equipment to the Flame and it will be reduced to Ash. I believe that Dwarf over there has been scavenging through the Orcs' forges. Perhaps he is willing to let go of something for this purpose. Find a piece of equipment, burn it to ash, and then return to me.'


Narthavron, master smith of the Noldor, has a proposition for you. For your help in purging the corruption of this land, he will craft powerful equipment for you.

Objective 1

High-enchanters can be found in many camps around Gorgoroth, including the Udûn Foothold.

Purchase the Flame of Ancalamír from one of the High-enchanters.

Purchased the Flame of Ancalamír

Objective 2

Finnoth Sharp-wind can be found at the Udûn Foothold.

You should talk to Finnoth Sharp-wind.

Finnoth Sharp-wind: 'Aye, the Elf's right. I am seeking anything of value that might have been left behind. The Orcs were churning out thousands of blades and armour pieces from these forges, but most of them are foul Morgul-steel. Nothing I want anything to do with!
'Here, take this dagger I found. It's worthless to me! And tell that Elf he's better off leaving this sort of thing to the Dwarves!'

Objective 3

You can purchase the Flame of Ancalamír from one of the High Enchanters.

Use the Flame of Ancalamír to reduce the Morgul-steel Dagger to Ash.

Before your eyes the dagger crumbles into a pile of ash.

Objective 4

  • Talk to Narthavron

Narthavron can be found in the Udûn Foothold.

You should talk to Narthavron.

Narthavron: 'The Flame of Ancalamír has performed as expected, then? Excellent.
'In your travels, should you find equipment that you have no use for, I ask that you destroy it with the Flame and give the resulting Ash of Gorgoroth to one of my assistants. They will reward you with powerful items of my own making, free from the foulness of this land.
'Good luck, and safe travels, friend.'