The Ancient Crest

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The Ancient Crest

This ancient item is part of the deed The History of the Dúnedain.


Inscribed upon the wall you can make out the royal crest of the ancient Arnorian kingdoms to which these ruins once doubtlessly belonged.


You found a carving with an old Arnorian symbol upon it. It appeared to be the crest of the ancient kingdom of Arthedain.
The ruins of that kingdom stretch for miles to the south-west and north. Bree itself was built upon a crossroads between Arthedain and its sister kingdom Cardolan to the east. Once they were all one great kingdom, stretching all across the north, but the folly of Men first sundered them, then set them against each other until one after another they fell over the long years of the Third Age.
There are some folk who still remember the tales of Arthedain, but you suspect that the crest may be of particular importance to the Rangers, for it is said that they are descended from that bloodline.


The Ancient Crest is part of a wall at Oldstone Ruins in western Bree. [30.7S, 52.6W]