Quest:A Reluctant Leader

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A Reluctant Leader
Level 107
Type Solo
Starts with Kurtil
Starts at Udûn
Start Region Udûn
Map Ref [41.5S, 5.7E]
Ends with Kurtil
Ends at Maudhúl Ghûg
End Region Udûn
Map Ref [44.8S, 5.9E]
Quest Group Mordor: Udûn
Quest Text

Bestowal dialogue

'If Gradrágh agrees, many will follow. Such is an overseer's sway, yes? Only Gradrágh here, fears, well - you will see. Calm him, do as he asks, sing him sweet songs until he agrees.

'Without Gradrágh and without poor dead Ushkbál here, we have no mouth of authority and we have too few who follow. We have, in fact, nothing.'

Kurtil studies your face, seriously, for a moment.

'I am Nurnhoth. Do you know what that is? We are slaves of Nurn. A sea is there and grain growing leagues by leagues. Slaves, all slaves there, every last one of my kind. Not once may be. Not long, long ago, if you believe the tattered old tellings. But now, we know only slavery and work and doing as leader tells. One such as Gradrágh can lead us to foolish death or great deeds with only a command. But not one in a thousand Nurnhoth have will to command themselves.

'Now you understand why Gradrágh is needed, yes? My kind, Orc-kind, dwarf-kind, all must have a strong arm to follow.'


If Gradrágh will agree to join the meeting, many will follow. Without him, the endeavour falls apart.

Objective 1

Gradrágh stands with Kurtil and the Dwarves on the path above Maudhúl Vôr.

Talk to Gradrágh the Overseer and convince him to join the meeting.

 Gradrágh: 'How have you come into this whole affair, anyway. I'd like to know? Make no mistake, I'd rather leave this place than stay. No one's likely to live long, staying here. But if you ask me, this meeting is only going to hasten our end.'
'Go right under the Captain of the Pit's nose and think he won't find out? True, the back of Maudhúl Ghûg is hidden enough. No spies or enforcers ever look there... still, precautions must be taken!'
'I won't set foot within a stone's throw of Kurtil's little gathering unless Maudhúl Vôr's been scouted out to the last inch. I suppose that's you doing this, isn't it? And while you're at it, see that there are not so many lads kicking around those tents. When everything is clear as good steel and as safe as caves... raise the meeting flag, and bah! I'll come. I'll come and bring my people with me, too.'

Objective 2

  • Talk to Kurtil

Kurtil stands by Gradrágh and the Dwarves on the path above Maudhúl Vôr.

You have talked to Gradrágh and he has given his grudging, conditional agreement. You should talk to Kurtil.

Kurtil: 'I knew you would turn his mind, friend! You go ahead and do as he asks. Here, this is the meeting flag. I will follow.'

Objctive 3

  • Scout the eastern approach
  • Scout the western approach
  • Scout the forward tents
  • Scout the rear tents
  • Scout the meeting spot

You should travel to Maudhúl Ghûg, scout it out thoroughly, and thin the Orcs moving about there.

MEETING FLAG "This flag, once raised, will signal that it is time to gather for the meeting."
Kurtil: 'What choice do we have? You go ahead and do as he asks. We will meet there, no?'
Gradrágh: 'Scout the camp top and bottom, thin how many prying eyes are thereabouts, and raise the meeting flag. Then I'll be there, though mark my word, it'll be the end of us all.'
Scouted the eastern approach
Scouted the western approach
Scouted the forward tents
Scouted the rear tents
Scouted the eastern approach

Objective 4

  • Raise the Flag

Raise the flag above the meeting place in Maudhúl Ghûg.

LOCATION FOR MEETING FLAG "This is a good place to raise the meeting flag."
Placing ...
No sooner have you raised the flag than the Nurnhoth Kurtil appears by your side

Objective 5

  • Talk to Kurtil

You should talk to Kurtil in the meeting place at the back of Maudhúl Ghûg.

Kurtil 'Soon they will be here. Soon, yes! At last!'