Quest:The Oath-breakers

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The Oathbreakers
Level 25
Type Fellowship
Starts with Mincham
Starts at Mincham's Camp
Start Region The North Downs
Map Ref [13.1S, 55.3W]
Quest Group North Downs
Quest Chain The Oathbreakers
Quest Text

Bestowal dialogue

'In the days of the war against Angmar a thousand years ago, a group of King Arvedui's men forsook his call to arms. Arvedui cursed these men, saying they should know no rest until they fulfilled their duty. To this day, they have walked the Fields of Fornost, tormented by their failings.

'The time has come for these shades to be free at last. Assemble your allies and seek out the Oathbreaker-captain. He can be found beneath the very walls of Fornost, north-east of here by some old, broken ruins of Arthedain.

'Beware, though; his was a fell fate, and he may not be friendly to those who remind him of his foresworn oaths.'


In the days of King Arvedui, last king at Fornost, a company of the king's men betrayed their oaths to Arthedain, allowing Fornost to fall to the armies of Angmar. Arvedui cursed these men to never know rest until they had fulfilled their oaths.

Objective 1

The shade of the Oathbreaker-captain can be found north-east of Mincham's camp, in some scattered ruins by the walls of Fornost.

Mincham has asked you to find the shade of the Oathbreaker-captain and recall him and his followers to their ancient duty.

Mincham: 'It is our duty to offer the shades of Men freedom from their curse and call them to fight against Angmar...even more so in that these Men are our own kindred.'
Oathbreaker-captain: 'What? Who dares to interrupt my ancient vigil?
'You fool! How dare you remind me of our pathetic oaths to the craven Averdui! We have sworn new oaths now!
'We follow Amarthiel, and soon we will sweep aside all the living fools of the North!'
  • Defeat the Oathbreaker-captain
Oath-breaker Captain says, "We have sworn a new oath to Amarthiel! To me, shades of the north, and destroy these living fools!"
You have defeated the Oathbreaker-captain

Objective 2

  • Talk to Mincham

Mincham awaits you at his camp.

The Oathbreaker-captain told you that he and his followers had sworn a new allegiance to someone named Amarthiel. Mincham may know what this means.

Mincham: 'Alas! I regret sending you on this foolhardy task. I had expected the shade to be of an ill mind, but not to go so far as to attack you! It seems that the Oathbreakers now serve the Enemy in thought and deed.
' seems I have heard that name before. I should not speak of such things now, but these are indeed dark tidings you bring!'