Quest:Chapter 16: The Dungeons of Dol Guldur

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Chapter 16: The Dungeons of Dol Guldur
Level 65
Type Solo only
Starts with Ningloril
Starts at Thangúlhad
Start Region Mirkwood
Map Ref [13.1S, 46.4W]
Ends with Bori
Ends at Nothgar
Quest Group Vol. II. Book 9
Quest Text

Bestowal dialogue

'We came here to release the dwarf Bori from his captivity, and we still have not done so. Now that we have fought beyond the walls of Dol Guldur, what can stop the Golden Host from doing what the Hidden Guard set out to do?

'We will infiltrate the dungeons after nightfall with a small force of Elves and rescue Bori. Speak with me when you are ready to depart.'


Deep within the dungeons of Dol Guldur, Bori remains captive within a prison cell. It is time to free him.

Objective 1

Ningloril is in Thangúlhad, the camp of the Golden Host in Gathbúrz.

Ningloril is waiting to travel with you to the dungeons of Dol Guldur to rescue Bori from his imprisonment.

Ningloril: 'Are you prepared to embark upon the mission of rescuing Bori from the dungeons of Dol Guldur?'

Objective 2

Ningloril is in Thangúlhad, the camp of the Golden Host in Gathbúrz.

You have rescued Bori from the dungeons of Dol Guldur and should speak now to Ningloril, who organized the rescue effort.

Ningloril: 'After so much loss of life, we have at last accomplished what the Hidden Guard set out to do, <name>. The dwarf Bori is free of the dungeons of Dol Guldur. The only task that remains now is for the Golden Host to lay siege to the fortress for as long as it can, to provide the distraction Lord Celeborn desired.
'Bori is inside Nothgar, the central tower of Thangúlhad. He desired to thank you for his rescue.'

Objective 3

Bori is inside Nothgar, the central tower of Thangúlhad.

Bori is waiting to speak to you to thank you for his rescue.

Sigileth: 'I have had a peculiar dream for the past few nights, and its tendrils stay with me even upon waking.'
Tell me about this dream.
Sigileth: 'In the dream I am climbing a long staircase, but there are no walls on either side. Shadows press close all around me, and far below a single light twinkles in the darkness. I can see no foes, but a great feeling of dread hangs upon me and I cannot breathe but with a great effort. I reach for Lanchigil, but he is gone; with my other hand I grasp Egnassigil, but it is too late! I am falling, falling, falling from the stairway, and before waking I hear a voice call out from a high place, 'It grieves me that they will no longer strike fear into the hearts of her foes.'
'And then I awaken, but the memory of the dream will not leave me, and its dread remains.'
It is a dream only.
I am sure it is nothing.
Sigileth: 'Perhaps'
Sigileth studies the hilts of her knives, and will say no more.
Bróin: 'I almost cannot believe it, my friend. We have come so far, and through so much, to this day!'
Bori is rescued at last!
Bróin: 'So he is, and it could not have been done without your efforts and the efforts of these Elves of Lothlórien! I am ashamed to say that I perhaps underestimated their courage and resolve, as I know my father Brogur did. But no more! The friendship between Elves and dwarves will be strong from now on, strengthened as it has been and will be by the fires of war! Let none sunder these new bonds of goodwill and friendship!'
May it last.
What more must be done?
Bróin: 'Our next move must be carefully judged. If I have learned anything from my time fighting alongside this Golden Host, it is that we must make careful plans even while keeping an eye on the horizon. Any accident of fate can throw even the best of plans into disarray. We cannot leave Zigilburk in the hands of the Enemy, and still the sorcerer Gorothúl carries out the schemes of his master. We cannot allow either of these things to remain as they are!'
No, we cannot.
Bori: 'I am sorry for all the trouble I have caused. Had I known what would have happened...'
You are safe now, Bori.
Bori: 'I hear your words, but my body remembers still the cold and the drafts and the cruel barbs of the whips my tormentors wielded. If I close my eyes, it seems I am still within that cell deep within the dungeons, with the gertheryg patrolling just beyond the doors and the clanging of distant metal ringing in my ears. I will keep my eyes open for as long as I may, for I do not wish to be reminded of that darkness.'
Be strong, Bori.
Do not blame yourself.
Bori: 'But it was my folly that has brought us to this dangerous place! If I had not wielded the mithril axe Zigilburk against Gorothúl, none of this would have happened! I sought to bring peace to the halls of Khazad-dûm, but I only succeeded in causing more bloodshed and grief! It was greed, but not greed for valuables or precious ore... Zigilburk awoke in me the greed for peace, the greed to make things right. I thought I could use it to solve our problems, but I could not.'
I am sorry, Bori.

Bori: '<name>, I cannot thank you enough; I thought I had seen the last of you in Zabadgathol, deep in the depths of Moria. To be rescued thus...I do not have the words to tell you.
'But it is not enough to be free, while still the Enemy bears Zigilburk because of my actions! We must recover the axe of mithril before it can be used for some great evil, and we must see Gorothúl defeated!'