Quest:Foreword: What Road for the Elves?

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Foreword: What Road for the Elves?
Level 50
Type Solo
Starts with Legolas
Starts at The Guest Rooms
Start Region Rivendell
Map Ref [30.7S, 6.2W]
Quest Group Vol. II. Prologue
Race(s) Dwarf, Elf
Quest Text

Bestowal dialogue

'You have the ear of Elrond, <name>, and his trust, and that means you will have mine as well.

'Following the Council at which the great threat was exposed, I may have upset some of our fellow Elves: Galdor of the Havens and Erestor of this house. I would not have them nurse resentment of my words overlong! If you bring them word of my regret, perhaps they will forgive my brashness -- the errand of the company is urgent, but I was wrong to speak so harshly of its opposition.

'Speak with Erestor at the Haven of Orladion, northwest of the House of Elrond. Ask Erestor if he knows where Galdor may be found, for he too deserves my apology.'


The Elf-prince Legolas is worried about the harsh words he shared with some of the Elves of Rivendell following the Council of Elrond and is hopeful that he has not upset any of his fellows.

Objective 1

Erestor is at the Haven of Orladion, north-west of the House of Elrond.

Legolas is concerned that strong words following the Council of Elrond may have caused Erestor to resent him, and he wants you to apologize on his behalf.

Legolas: 'I am worried that Erestor may have taken my strident words to heart, and I would like to apologize for them. Seek him out at the haven of Orladion, north-west of the House of Elrond, and bring him my words. Ask him, too, where Galdor of the Havens might be found, for I owe him my apologies as well.'
Erestor: '<name>, Legolas has nothing for which to apologize. His words were no more strident than my own, or Galdor's. These are difficult times, and friends should not be afraid to voice their concerns with friends.
'I asked of him this: "If the instrument of our grief is unmade, as seems to be the course we must take; what will become of the majesty of the Elves? What victory is there in that?" Legolas did not waver in his reply, and I forgive him for the heat of it. Even Elrond, wisest of lore-masters, does not know what will happen in the errand of the Company is successful. But it must be undertaken; that much is clear to me now, though the sight of it came sooner to Legolas.
'Galdor of the Havens? He is at the stables in the north-west corner of the valley.'

Objective 2

Galdor of the Havens is at the stables in the north-west corner of Rivendell.

You have brought word of Legolas's apology to Erestor and should now do the same for Galdor.

Erestor: 'You will find Galdor at the stables in the north-west corner of the valley if Legolas has sent you to bring him similar words as those he sent me.'
Galdor: '<name>, you have come for nothing, for I have already forgiven Legolas the fire of his argument.
'It is clear to me after some reflection that all other courses we might take were not real solutions, for the instrument of dread has a way of making itself known again, though you send it over the Sea or to any place thought secure.
'No, I have forgiven Legolas many times over for his frustration. Indeed, I would give him this white knife as a sign of my forgiveness. Bring it to him with my good wishes, <name>, and may it accompany him to victory at his journey's end.'
Collected the White Knife

Objective 3

Legolas is in one of the guest rooms along the road that winds up the southern slope of the Vale of Imladris.

Galdor has given you a white knife to give to Legolas as a token of his forgiveness.

Galdor: 'Bring that knife to Legolas with my good wishes, <name>. He is preparing to leave with the rest of his Company in one of the gueest rooms along the road that winds up the southern slope of the Vale.'
Legolas: 'Thank you, <name>! You bring me great happiness with the news that Galdor and Erestor have not borne me any resentment, and I will bear this knife in honour of their friendship.'