Quest:The Scattered Lords of the Westfold

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The Scattered Lords of the Westfold
Level 93
Type Solo
Starts with Gamling
Starts at The Deeping Coomb
Start Region Helm's Deep
Map Ref [60.8S, 88.8W]
Ends with Théoden
Ends at The Deeping-Coomb
End Region Helm's Deep
Map Ref [60.8S, 88.8W]
Quest Group Helm's Deep
Quest Text

Bestowal Dialogue

'If you wish to know about the state of things in Westfold, I am glad to tell you all that I know.

'Erkenbrand, the lord of Helm's Deep, took command of the ford after Prince Théodred fell. Elfhelm was with him, and Grimbold too -- Grimbold is the Thane of Grimslade, a town to the east.

'I do not know what happened at the Fords of Isen, but I do know that all of Westfold braces for war and awaits news of the scattered lords, for enemies of Isengard now roam free. They march here even now as we speak.

'If Erkenbrand and the others can get here, we have a chance to survive. If they do not....' Gamling trails off.

Background

Apparently much hope lies heavily on Erkenbrand and the lords of the Westfold -- Grimbold, Elfhelm, and Dúnhere. The Hornburg needs strong arms to defend it, but Gandalf may need help finding Erkenbrand.

Objective 1

  • Ask Éomer how you can help the Westfold

Éomer is at Helm's Gate.

You should speak with Éomer.

King Théoden: 'It is nearly time for us to retreat within....'
Éomer: 'If you wish to help the Westfold and Rohan, think to helping yourself. Seek shelter in the Hornburg, and defend it with us! Help us ready for battle.
'If reports hold true, it is folly to roam the plains right now. Yes, we need Erkenbrand...but can he get here in time, if he even lives?'
You thank Éomer for his advice, but you wonder what Gandalf would have you do.
Éomer counsels you to shelter in the Hornburg

Objective 2

  • Ask Aragorn how you can help the Westfold

Aragorn is at Helm's Gate.

You should speak with Aragorn.

Aragorn: 'I cannot advise you easily, <name>. I truly worry that those of us who ride on to the Hornburg will not live to see the morning -- but I believe that crossing the plains of the Westfold before Saruman's army will mean certain death.
'Yet the hope lies in Gandalf. For myself, I will stay and defend Théoden and Rohan with my life, for Rohan has ever been an ally to my people.
'I hope that Gandalf can find Erkenbrand in time.'
Aragorn believes that hope lies in Gandalf, and in finding Erkenbrand

Objective 3

Théoden is at Helm's Gate.

You should speak with Théoden.

Théoden: 'So you have decided to part ways here, <name>? I pray for your safe return, and I hope that there is still time to draw swords with you at the Hornburg.
'Good luck with your search for Erkenbrand. Be careful -- the Westfold is not what it once was. The enemy has claimed this land.
'The battle at the Hornburg will decide the fate of Rohan....'