Quest:The Examination

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The Examination
Level 100
Type Solo
Starts with Laerind
Starts at Ethring
Start Region Ringló Vale
Map Ref [72.0S, 50.1W]
Ends with Jajax
Ends at Ethring Tavern
End Region Ringló Vale
Map Ref [72.0S, 50.1W]
Quest Group Ringló Vale
Quest Text

Bestowal Dialogue

'Unfortunately, I have more pressing matters to attend to than learning about the death of one of my people. These are difficult times.

'Many of the townsfolk are gathered in our tavern. Perhaps speaking to them will clear up some of this mystery. I wish you luck and dearly hope that this man was not slain by someone in this town.'


Laerind has asked you to question the various locals and learn more about the mysterious death of one of the villagers.

Objective 1

  • Question a patron

Ethring tavern is located in Ringló Vale.

You should question a patron of the tavern.

Patron: You ask the patron if he knows anything about the body you recently found.
'I am a little confused. You think I know something? Look, I come here every evening to have a pint. That's all I know. You should speak with the barkeep. He's a good man. Keeps me from getting too thirsty. He knows the whole lot of the town. Everyone who comes through Ethring stops here. I wish I could help more, really.'
Though a little belligerent, you are fairly certain of the patron's innocence

Objective 2

  • Question the barkeep

Ethring tavern is located in Ringló Vale.

You should question the barkeep.

Bartender: 'Hello there stranger! What ails you, perhaps some Ethring ale?'
You ask the barkeep if he knows anything about the body you recently found.
'Well this is a sad day. Business has been a little slower recently with most of the town off to war and no merchants have come through in days. I can't afford to lose many more patrons. You say he washed up on the river? Hmm..
'You know, I haven't seen many travellers as of late but there is one here right now. He's an odd fellow. No Gondorian I've ever seen but he pays well and seems friendly enough. Maybe you should speak with him. He just came into town from Lamedon and may have seen things on his travels. Best of luck my friend!'
You are certain of the barkeep's innocence

Objective 3

Ethring tavern is located in Ringló Vale.

You should speak with Jajax.

Jajax:'Ah, if it isn't my friend, <name>! This is an unexpected surprise to see you again. After our last adventure together I needed a bit of a break. Did you as well? Some kind fellow in Calembel told me about the sleepy town of Ethring. The cities in Gondor are too big, this is truth. I like the woods and quiet.
'But enough about me, what have you been up to? Let us drink together and share our adventures!'

Objective 4

  • Have a drink with Jajax

Ethring tavern is located in Ringló Vale.

Have a drink with Jajax.

Forgetting for a moment about the body, you start telling Jajax a story of your most recent adventure

Objective 5

  • Question Jajax

Ethring tavern is located in Ringló Vale.

You should question Jajax.

Jajax: Remembering again your task at hand you ask Jajax if he knows anything about the body you recently found.
'This does not sound like something that I am interested in, friend. Please do not bother me with these things. Talk about something more interesting such as sailing ships or climbing mountains.'
Jajax seems to be deflecting your questions but perhaps he is just tired from his recent battles

Objective 6

Laerind is located in Ethring village.

You should speak with Laerind.

Laerind: 'Greetings again. What word have you on Ethring's mysterious death?
'I see. No one speaks about it. You say a friend of yours is in the tavern and has not answered your questions. That does seem odd. Might you try reasoning with him to answer you? If he does not, I may need to have him seized until we solve this death.'
Laerind wants Jajax to tell you what he knows of the body for Jajax's freedom may be at stake

Objective 7

  • Question Jajax again

Ethring tavern is located in Ringló Vale.

You should question Jajax again.

Jajax: 'Ah friend, you have returned! Have another drink with me!'
You explain to Jajax that he must tell you if he knows anything about the body by the river for Laerind will lock him up if he does not speak.
'An idle threat but I do not want to cause trouble in this town for I like this place!'
In a quieter voice, Jajax asks you to lean in closer so that he may speak to you.
'I do not want to get involved in this but I will tell you what I know and no more. After the skies grew dark, I made my way to Ethring. The woods were made of blackness from the starless sky. Only torchlight guided my way. As I approached Ethring I saw a man in the woods. He was white as a ghost and not even moving.'