Quest:The Black-fire

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The Black-fire
Level 24
Type Solo
Starts with Aggy Digweed
Starts at The Trestlespan
Start Region The North Downs
Map Ref [16.2S, 53.5W]
Quest Group North Downs
Quest Chain The Black Fire
Quest Text

Bestowal dialogue

'I'm sure the Orcs have plenty more Black-fire. I'm going to ask you to find and destroy it all. That means you will have to go deep into Nan Wathren.

'I know the Orcs have camps on three hills in the Nan Wathren. These hills are connected by rope bridges in the heart of the valley. I suspect that more Black-fire can be found there. We must destroy it if we can. It seems that open flame causes this foul powder to explode, so it would be wise to use fire to destroy the crates.

'Also, keep an eye open for half-orcs. I wager it is them I saw carrying the crate. Pure-bred Orcs are brutes and could never work such magic! I'd take some friends along, if I was you -- that area is crawling with Orcs, and you'll need friends to defend you while you destroy the crates.'


Aggy Digweed has asked you to ensure that no more of the suspicious black-fire can find its way into Trestlebridge.

Objective 1

  • Find the black-fire at the first encampment
  • Find the black-fire at the second encampment
  • Find the black-fire at the third encampment

Orc encampments have been spotted north-east of Trestlebridge.

You should investigate the Orc-camps for signs of the black-fire, and carefully destroy any that you find.

Black Fire Crate: 'This crate is filled with a dark, powdery substance. If you are to destroy it, as Aggy Digweed asked, you will have to use fire.'

Objective 2

Aggy Digweed can be found in Trestlebridge.

You should return to Aggy Digweed with the news that you destroyed all the remaining crates of incendiary powder that you could find.

Aggy:'So much...was it all destined for us? Or perhaps they were planning it to bring it along to Bree once we were all dead.

'Evil surrounds us, <name>. This is a bad time, mark my words. I've never seen Orcs dare to come so close, or interfere with our lives other than scare travellers on the road. I've never seen such great numbers of them.

'You'll be wanting to tell Captain Trotter all about this.'

Objective 3

Captain Trotter is in Trestlebridge.

You should speak with Captain Trotter.

'So the Orcs were behind it all, eh? But how did they come in, if nobody saw them?

'Hopefully you have ensured that they won't be back to the same mischief any time soon, which will give us time to rebuild, but there are still mysteries to be solved. How did they sneak the stuff in?'