Quest:Untangled Webs

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Untangled Webs
Level 10
Type Solo
Starts with Shirriff Robin Smallburrow
Starts at The Ivy Bush
Start Region The Shire
Map Ref [31.4S, 71.1W]
Ends with Gammer Boffin
Ends at Overhill
End Region The Shire
Map Ref [28.3S, 70.2W]
Quest Group Shire
Quest Chain Spider Plague
Quest Text

Bestowal dialogue

'Now we have to find a way through the webs that are blocking the spider-nest you found. Those webs are too tough and sticky to cut through, and we can't burn them without setting the whole wood afire.

'Fortunately, I think I know who can help us. Gammer Boffin up in Overhill is a wise, old lady who knows all kinds of things about herbs and such. I think she'll be able to brew up something to help us deal with those webs. Her home is in the middle of Overhill.

'Perhaps with old Gammer's help, we'll be able to deal with the spider-nest in the woods.'


The spider nest you discovered is blocked from reach by a mass of monstrous webs, too strong to cut through.

Objective 1

Gammer Boffin can be found at her home at the centre of Overhill.

Shirriff Smallburrow has sent you to Overhill to speak with Gammer Boffin, an old hobbit with a great knowledge of herb-lore. Robin believes she might know of something to help clear the spider-webs away.

Shirriff Robin Smallburrow: 'Please speak with Gammer Boffin in Overhill about the spider-webs. I'm not sure who else to turn to.'
Gammer Boffin: 'Eh, what's that? Speak up, speak up! Oh...spider-webs, is it, my dear? Such a nuisance they are, sticking to everything you try to get rid of them with.
'But old Gammer has the answer, my dear! I'll need half a dozen drams of slug-slime first, though, and then I'll fix you right up, for sure! Eh? Slugs? Well, I'd look in the bog if I was you, dear. Rushock Bog, you's to the west of Overhill. You can't miss it!
'When you have enough slime, bring it back to me, and old Gammer will take care of everything else.'

Objective 2

Slugs can be found in Rushock Bog, west of Overhill. Gammer Boffin is at her home in the middle of Overhill.

Robin Smallburrow was sure that Gammer Boffin would know of some mixture that might help remove the webs blocking the spider-nest in Bindbole Wood. You went to Overhill and spoke with Gammer, who sent you to collect six drams of slug-slime.

Gammer Boffin: 'Six drams of slug-slime, that's what I need, my dear! You can find slugs in the Rushock Bog, west of Overhill.'
Gammer Boffin: 'Nasty stuff, isn't it? But that's what we'll use to get through those webs! It will take me but a moment to mix this up for you!'