Quest:Instance: Tremors Beneath Barad-dûr

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Instance: Tremors Beneath Barad-dûr
Level 1
Type Solo
Starts with Landscape
Starts at Barad-dûr, T.A. 3017
Start Region Mordor
Ends with Núluzagar
Quest Group Stout-axe
Race(s) Stout-axe
Quest Text

Bestowal dialogue

Tremors Beneath Barad-dûr
"Awoken by tremors in the dungeons of Barad-dûr, you and the other restless Stout-axes of Mordor seize the opportunity to speak without fear of punishment by the Dark Lord's servants."


After a day of hard labour in Barad-dûr, you return to the dungeons for a brief reprieve. However, a sudden series of tremors has roused you from your rest.

Objective 1

Lethi can be found in the dungeons of Barad-dûr.

You have woken from a short rest to find the other Stout-axes in your cell awake as well.

Lethi: 'It's early yet. Even for Him.'
Lethi glances upward.
'It's been going on for an hour, I reckon. I s'pose it's a fool's hope to think we'll get any rest before dawn.
'You've still got a bit of your rations left <name>. You should eat while you can.'

Objective 2

  • Finish your rations

Your rations can be found on a chunk of rubble near your bunk in the dungeons of Barad-dûr.

Awoken by tremors and unlikely to find more rest, Lethi has suggested that you finish your rations before cultists of the Order of the Eye return to the dungeons.

Lethi says, "Eat, <name>. It's not much, but better to keep your strength."

Objective 3

  • Collect your plate

Your emptied plate of rations can be found near your bunk in the dungeons of Barad-dûr.

You should add it to the pile of plates near the gate to your cell.

Lethi says, "Ah, but don't forget to set it by the door when you're finished...."
You reluctantly finish your rations
Vaski says, "Bah!"
  • Set the plate on the stack by the door to your dungeon
The plates clatter as another tremor shakes Barad-dûr
Vaski says, "Hmmph."

Objective 4

Vaski can be found in the dungeons of Barad-dûr.

After setting your plate down, Vaski has called you over. You should talk to Vaski.

Vaski: 'I don't know how you can eat that. Even the rats taste better.'
Vaski peers out of into the dungeon-halls of Barad-dûr.
'Ah, I don't think either of us will have to eat like Orcs for much longer. There have been rumblings, you know...
'You have heard, haven't you?'

Objective 5

  • Tell Vaski no and ask him to share what he heard

Vaski can be found in the dungeons of Barad-dûr.

Vaski has heard several disquieting rumours in the Dark Tower and wishes to share them with you.

The plates clatter as another tremor shakes Barad-dûr.

Objective 6

  • Listen to Vaski and Lethi

Lethi and Vaski can be found in the dungeons of Barad-dûr.

Eager to share rumours while the Order of the Eye is absent, Vaski desires to tell you of what he has heard.

Vaski says, "Hmmph."
Vaski says, "Sit if you wish, <name>."
Lethi says, "What have you heard this time, Vaski?"
Vaski says, "Only that one of the Dark Lord's most prized prisoners will soon be released."
Lethi says, "Who?"
Vaski says, "Some wretched, little creature... or so I've heard."
Lethi says, "What does this matter to us?"
Vaski says, "Don't you know what this means?"
Lethi says, "No... I don't."
Vaski says, "This could be our chance."
Lethi says, "Our chance?"
Vaski says, "To rise up! To slay our captors!"
Vaski says, "To free ourselves from the Dark Lord!"
Vaski says, "To avenge Drása's Folk!"
Vaski says, "To--"
Lethi says, "Enough!"
Lethi says, "I've heard this talk before, and it never comes to anything."
Lethi says, "And besides, to speak of the lost clan is forbidden!"
Vaski says, "Only because you obey, like the thin-bearded coward you are!"
After a tense moment of silence, the three of you noticed the tremors have stopped.

Objective 7

  • Talk to Lethi

Lethi can be found in the dungeons of Barad-dûr.

Frustrated with Vaski's recklessness, Lethi has put an end to the conversation.

Lethi: 'Is that all then, Vaski? Nothing else for the Order to hear?'
Vaski begins to open his mouth, but after noticing the stern look on Lethi's face, he decides to remain silent.
'I thought as much.'

Objective 8

  • Lie down in your bunk and try to rest

Your bunk can be found in the dungeons of Barad-dûr.

After a tense exchange between Lethi and Vaski, Lethi has suggested that you all try to rest in your bunks before dawn.

Lethi says, "I say we get some rest while we still can."
Just as you begin to fall asleep, a familiar voice barks at you
Núluzagar says, "You are free of your cage for the moment, lowly dwarves...."
Núluzagar says, "...but do not forget the punishment for transgression."
Núluzagar says, "The Great Eye sees all!"

Objective 9

Núluzagar can be found in the dungeons of Barad-dûr.

You brief rest was interrupted by the harsh voice of the cultist, Núluzagar. You should hearken to Núluzagar before his patience wears thin.

Núluzagar stares at you impassively.