'And to that, I will tell you as I have told the others; I know no secrets, or none that could be called wisdom. I trust my spear and my arm, my corselet and the strength of my heart. And perhaps that is the greatest lesson of our kind, to trust in yourself, the weapon you wield, and the armour you wear.
'Very well, then. That is where we shall begin, if you want. I will see you properly armed, and we will call that a kind of wisdom.'
At the behest of Hrotha, you must speak with Aragorn, son of Arathorn, to gain the great wisdom of the Wardens.
Hrotha knows of a legendary warden who could teach you great lessons, but first you must be suitably outfitted.
- Hrotha: 'You have proven yourself, <name>. I doubted the tales folk told about you when first I heard them, but now I am sure they are all true...or as close to true as a minstrel can manage.
- 'Now it is time for you to seek out one who knows more than any of us of the skills of the Warden. He may not be one of us, but he has fought alongside us many times for longer than I have been alive. Some in Bree call him Strider, but his true name is Aragorn son of Arathorn.
- 'Aragorn is a wanderer by nature, but great deeds are in the offing, and I think you should be able to find him where the Wise gather. Find him, <name>, and give him my regards.'
Aragorn can be found in Rivendell.
Hrotha counselled you to speak with Aragorn, the Ranger also known as Strider.
- Aragorn: '[non-High Elf: We are well met, <name>. I should be troubled that you have found me so easily in these times, but if you bear greetings from Hrotha, I know your intent cannot be ill. He is a great Warden, and if he thinks well of you, then I do as well, for he does not give friendship lightly.] [High Elf: You bear greetings from Hrotha, my friend? He is a great Warden, and does not give his friendship lightly.]
- 'Courage is the greatest virtue of our kind, <name>. All else may fail us, but never our bravery. We are the bulwark between the darkness of the world and those who could not bear to behold it. Without stout hearts, even in the face of death, we cannot hope to prevail against our foes. So your spear may fail you, and yes, your habergeon as well, but your spirit must never flag. This is the greatest lesson I have learned, through all my long years and travels.
- 'This, then, is my word, <name>: go always with valour, and always remember that you must protect all who need it.'