Quest:Instance: Heirloom of Osgiliath

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Instance: Heirloom of Osgiliath
Level 107
Type Solo
Starts with Nathlad
Starts at Osgiliath (After Battle)
Start Region Osgiliath (After Battle)
Map Ref [62.2S, 9.9W]
Quest Group The Black Book of Mordor: Chapter 2
Class Mariner
Reflecting Pool Gorgoroth Reflecting Pool
Quest Text

Bestowal Dialogue

"Your efforts to cleanse the evils from the corrupted rigging-hook have returned you to the city split by the mighty River Anduin...."


Nathlad has agreed to tell you what he knows about the rigging-hook you recovered from Mordor, but he wants you to help him with his work along the river.

Objective 1

Nathlad has brought you down to the bridges that now cross the Anduin, above which stands the city of Osgiliath.

Nathlad: 'When those soldiers of Gondor passed over the great bridge, heading east, they did not come down here to the water's edge. I am not surprised: their eyes are ever on the horizon, dreaming about the great things they plan to accomplish for the lord that gave them their orders. It falls to common folk like me and my fellows to take care of everything else.
'In this case, that means the Orcs that hid down here when the army passed by. We are going to take care of the stragglers. Come! I will tell you about that rigging-hook while we work, and you can tell me how you came by it.'

Objective 2

  • Fight alongside Nathlad as he crosses the bridges

Nathlad has brought you down to the bridges that now cross the Anduin, above which stands the city of Osgiliath.

Nathlad says, "I was the mate on a ship, the Bladren."
Nathlad says, "We plied our trade up and down the River Anduin."
Nathlad says, "I was right: Orc stragglers!"
Nathlad says, "All right. Let us keep moving."
Nathlad says, "What trade was the business of the Bladren?"
Nathlad says, "Well, I see you have guessed it. Piracy, my new friend."
Nathlad says, "More of them!"
Nathlad says, "We were freebooters. We preyed upon trade-ships on the river."
Nathlad says, "Dírharn was my captain, and he was the best there ever was."
Nathlad says, "Watch your head."
Nathlad says, "Do you hear something?"
Nathlad says, "Follow me."
Nathlad says, "But piracy is a young man's game. Dírharn gave it up."
Nathlad says, "He left me the ship, and advised me to change professions."
Nathlad says, "More ahead!"
Nathlad says, "I think that was all of them."
Nathlad says, "You proved a big help to me today. I may have been wrong about you."

Objective 3

  • Talk to Nathlad

Nathlad has ended his patrol and now stands before you, deep in thought.

Nathlad: 'It is now your turn, stranger. How did you come to find Dírharn's rigging hook?'
You tell Nathlad that it was found within a stronghold in Mordor, and you hoped to cleanse it of the corruption that ensnared it.
'In the depths of Mordor, you say? There is a story here, to be certain, for I watched him cast that rigging-hook into the Anduin not far from this very spot. Did an Orc or some other fell creature fish it from the river and bring it on dark paths into the Black Land? That is a better answer than the one I suspected, the one for which I led you down here.
'I thought to test your loyalties, and if you proved a friend to the Orcs I would have buried my sword in your back for the murder of my friend. But I think now you are what you claim to be.'

Objective 4

  • Listen to the words of Nathlad

Nathlad has ended his patrol and now stands before you, deep in thought.

Nathlad says, "He knew how hard it would be for him to begin a new life."
Nathlad says, "He said that rigging-hook was more than just a tool."
Nathlad says, "He said it was an anchor."
Nathlad says, "Aye, I remember his words clearly: it was an anchor holding him to that life."
Nathlad says, ""Then throw it away!" I told him, "Let that anchor remain in the past!""
Nathlad says, "And he did."
Nathlad says, "He went away, and I like to think he made a good life for himself."
Nathlad says, "There's no way to know, of course."
Nathlad says, "But I do not think he came to the same end as that which he cast aside."
The Anchor of the Past has been cleansed of Mordor's corruption!

Objective 5

  • Talk to Nathlad

Nathlad has come to a conclusion.

Nathlad: 'I have also given up the free-booter's life, if you must know. Shortly after my captain left, I changed the name of the ship to Valatëa, and we are now mostly honest men. Mostly.
'Thank you for hearing me out, stranger. I think it did me some good to remember my former captain, and to speak of his choice. You are welcome to keep that rigging-hook, if you would desire it. It was named Anchor of the Past by my friend Dírharn, but it need not be such a weight for you. May it be a help to you in the journeys that lie ahead.'
Nathlad: 'Goodbye, stranger. I will count you from this day forward as a friend, and a friend of Dírharn.'