Quest:The Blooms of Anarlossë
|Starts at||Festival Grounds|
|Quest Chain||Borne Aloft in Springtime|
|Borne Aloft In Springtime|
|Walkthrough & Notes|
'I would not normally involve myself with such matters, but my brother Edlothon travels to Mithlond, there to depart Middle-earth for the Undying Lands; we said our farewells just yesterday, and I tarried here at the Festival Grounds seeking a balm for my unsettled thoughts. I could not make the decision for him, but neither am I ready to sail into the West, and the conflict wars within me.
'Edlothon and I were given to travelling throughout Middle-earth, and together we found great joy in the beauty of far-off places. We rested in Rivendell and called it home, but never for long; we were always off again on our journeys before the sun had set a dozen times, and we wandered the wilds and came to villages unfamiliar and strange. This was our practice for almost an age of the world, but Edlothon grew sorrowful at the changes he saw, the places that were damaged by the ravages of war, the losses inflicted by Sauron. In time we did not journey as often, and we spent longer in Rivendell than we did away; this has been the last of our travels.
'My brother departs, but the memory of my wanderings with him remain, and that is how I know your herbalist friends are mistaken: the purple Anorloth of today bear little resemblance to the Anarlossë of legend. If you tell them this, I will describe what I know of the Anarlossë to them and to you, if you wish.'
Haerandel recently said farewell to his brother, who has departed for Mithlond on his way to the Undying Lands, and the sorrowful Elf has taken issue with the ideas of the visiting herbalists.
NOTE: This quest will be removed from your quest log when the event it is associated with ends.
Haerandel says the herbalists are mistaken about the connexion between the purple Anorloth and the Anarlossë of legend, and wants you to tell them.
Haerandel is at the Festival Grounds, ready to describe his experiences to both you and the skeptical herbalists from Gondor.
Haerandel is at the Festival Grounds, having told you his memories of the legendary blooms of Anarlossë that once grew where the Men of the West came to settle.
Faregild Puddifoot, a hobbit visiting the Festival Grounds, has tried to get your attention.
Haerandel is at the Festival Grounds.