Quest:Whence the Dead?

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Whence the Dead?
Level 64
Type Solo
Starts with Ivorel
Starts at Ivorel's Camp
Start Region Mirkwood
Map Ref [12.4S, 50.9W]
Quest Group Mirkwood
Quest Text

Bestowal dialogue

'A word of caution, <name>...if you head into the Scuttledells towards the east, you will soon find yourself among a number of barrows from which the Dead have risen to serve our Enemy. It was for good reason that he once hid the name of the Necromancer after all.

'These are not ancient barrows, however. None such were here in the time when my people lived n Emyn Lûm.

'Thus I do not know who -- or what -- rises up against us now. Seek out the barrow-stones if you can and take note of their engravings. Perhaps we can learn more about the nature of this place and how best to subdue it.'


Ivorel wishes to learn the origins of the Dead that stalk the eastern reaches of the Scuttledells.

Objective 1

  • Examine engraved stones (0/5)

The barrows are in the eastern reaches of the Scuttledells, north-east of Ivorel's camp.

Ivorel has asked you to study the stones in the barrows, looking for any engravings that might describe their history and give some clue as to the nature of the threat they contain.

Objective 2

Ivorel's camp is south-west of the barrows.

You should return to Ivorel with the engraved stones you found.

Ivorel: 'I see. The runes you have discovered tell a painful tale indeed. One of the Men brought by Sauron from the East was literally worked to death in the construction of his fortress here upon Amon lanc many years ago.

'Even in death these Men are yet forced to serve, their barrows serving as a line of defence should Dol Guldur be pressed. Or their bodies at least, for the Dark Lord cannot bind their spirits.'