Quest:The Sundered Shield

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The Sundered Shield
Level 10
Type Solo
Starts with Áskell
Starts at Gondamon
Start Region Ered Luin
Map Ref [20.3S, 96.8W]
Quest Group Ered Luin
Quest Chain Sundered Shield
Quest Text

Bestowal dialogue

'Stranger, please tarry and hear my plea! My brother Gellir Goldentongue was a great warrior. Curse my treacherous tongue! I should say he IS a great warrior, but I fear for his life!

'Though he is a doughty fighter, Gellir longs for peace. Even against the advice of our elders in Thorin's Hall, he felt that there must be a way to come to some sort of understanding with the Dourhands, so he and some companions set out for the great Dourhand encampment north of Gondamon. I think he went to the westernmost of the camps, the larger one.

'He did not return from his mission. Please seek him out, and if he is slain, return to me with the news so we may seek our revenge on his murderers. You will know my brother easily by his gleaming shield, a great heirloom of our family.'

Background

Gellir Goldentongue led a delegation to make peace with the Dourhands, but has not been heard from since leaving Gondamon.

Objective 1

  • Seek Gellir Goldentongue or any sign of his passing

Gellir went to the westernmost of the two Dourhand-encampments north of Gondamon.

Áskell has asked you to look for his brother, Gellir Goldentongue. He fears that Gellir has been treacherously slain and seeks any word of his passing. Gellir carried his gleaming shield everywhere, a famous heirloom of their family.

Áskell: 'Please hurry! My brother may be in grave danger!'
These grave-markers are newly placed
Dourhand Chief says, "You were a fool to come here alone, Longbeard!"
Dourhand Chief says, "Ah, you were a strong foe, Longbeard, but your shield broke in the end."
Dourhand Chief says, "You said you wanted peace, and we gave you peace. Rest in peace, ha ha ha!"

Objective 2

Gellir's shield lies atop his grave in the Dourhand encampment.

It is clear that Gellir and his party were slain. You should recover Gellir's shield and return it to Áskell in Gondamon.

Recovered Gellir's shield

Objective 3

Áskell is in Gondamon, south of the Dourhand encampment.

You have recovered Gellir's shield and should return it to Áskell.

Áskell: 'This is what I feared, but I could not bring myself to admit it. This shield bears mute testimony to the treachery of the Dourhands.
'You have my thanks for these dark tidings.'