Quest:The Mystery Deepens

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The Mystery Deepens
Level 62
Type Solo
Starts with Saeradan
Starts at Echad Saeradan
Start Region Enedwaith
Map Ref [63.8S, 17.5W]
Quest Group Enedwaith
Quest Chain Sign of the White Hand
Quest Text

Bestowal dialogue

'<name>, the banner you found is itself enough evidence that Saruman the White stirs trouble in this land, but the evils which you encountered speak to a much more sinister plan.

'You should go to Grufudh and learn if he has encountered any emissaries of the White Hand, and if so, what the emissary desired of his people.

'Grufudh and his goatherds are at Gavar Cadlus to the east.'


Using the items and information you brought to him, Saeradan believes that it is a certainty that Saruman the White has a hand in the strange happenings in the Windfells.

Objective 1

Grufudh is at Gavar Cadlus, north-east of Echad Saeradan.

Saeradan instructed you to speak with Grufudh about the banner of the White Hand that you found near Gwyllion's Gate.

Grufudh: 'I have never seen such a banner, nor spoken with anyone who bore such a sign. If you found the banner near to Gwyllion's Gate, then there is one person and one person alone who may be able to help you.
'You must speak with Gwyllion, the Old Woman of the Mountain. Her hut sits upon the side of the mountain beyond Gwyllion's Gate. All you have to do is follow the path.
'Be wary though...the Old Woman of the Mountain is a Gurach, a witch from a lûth in the south. If you do not come in respect, she may take it ill.'

Objective 2

Gwyllion's Gate, the entrance to the path which leads to Gwyllion's hut, lies to the south of Gavar Cadlus.

Grufudh told you to speak with Gwyllion, the Old Woman of the Mountain, if you wished to know the source of the White Hand banner.

Filskûm says, "Ha! What's this? You want an audience with Sharkey's Lob? She's not at home, so I guess that means you're mine!"
Filskûm says, "None can withstand me!"
Filskûm says, "The General will avenge me!"

Objective 3

Saeradan is at Echad Saeradan, west of Gwyllion's Gate.

You should return to Saeradan with news of your discovery of the Uruk-hai Filskûm at Gwyllion's Hut.

Saeradan: 'You were waylaid by an Uruk-hai at the home of this Gwyllion, and he seemed to be guarding the old woman's hut? I fear this Gurach, as the Uch-lûth call her, is a sorceress in league with Saruman.'