Book 9, Chapter 9: Coursing Venom  

Prerequisite: Book 9, Chapter 8: Mazog in the Web
Series Name: Epic - Vol. II, Book 9: Fortress of the Nazgul
Leads To: Book 9, Chapter 10: The Exchange
Start Zone: Mirkwood
Start Area: Ost Galadh
Start Location: Gadorgar
Start Mob: Issuriel (Hidden Guard)
Flags: Epic
Items Needed:Items Rewarded:Reputation Increased: 700 Malledhrim
Cash Granted: 28s 35c
Exp Granted: 8417
Quest Level: 62
Min Level: 60
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    Blackvenom Ambusher
    Blackvenom Spider
    Issuriel (Hidden Guard)
    Mazog (Mirkwood)
    Minas Celebolf
    Ost Galadh
    The Scuttledells
    Sereglos Flower


'I know antidote. The ingredients are very rare...but...'

Issuriel winces, clearly in a great deal of pain. When she has recovered enough to speak, she weakly continues.

'I need an unmarked venom sac from...the same brood of spider...and a flower. The flower Sereglos grows upon untended Mirkwood. It blooms only for a few the year...and dies. There may any remaining...this season....'

She gasps for air and is silent.


Issuriel knows of someone who can brew an antidote for the gwigael poison, but the components are so rare that it is only realistic to expect a single dose.


Objective 1

  • Collect a rare Sereglos flower
  • Collect unmarked Saewathel venom-sac
  • The Sereglos flower grows for a short span of time on untended barrows in Mirkwood. Unmarked venom sacs from the brood of spider that poisoned Mazog and Issuriel may be found throughout the Scuttledells, north of Ost Galadh.

    Time is short: if the errand of the Hidden Guard is to succeed, Issuriel demands that you gather the components of an antidote to cure Mazog of the gwigael poison.

    Objective 2

  • Bring the components for the antidote to Issuriel in Ost Galadh
  • Issuriel is within the makeshift camp in the storage room Gadorgar, inside Ost Galadh, south of the Scuttledells.

    You have found the rare ingredients for the antidote Issuriel mentioned and should return to her with them at once.

    Objective 3
  • Find Barvessain and give her the components for the antidote
  • Barvessain is somewhere in Ost Galadh, in Emyn Lum, south of the Scuttledells.

    Issuriel has weakly asked you to find Barvessain, somewhere in Ost Galadh, and to get her to brew the antidote for the gwigael poison from the components you collected.

    Barvessain brews the Laidhris antidote and hands it to you

    Objective 4
  • Give the Laidhris antidote to Mazog or Issuriel
  • Mazog and Issuriel are both within Gadorgar, the makeshift storage room in Ost Galadh.

    You now have a single dose of Laidhris antidote and must give it to one of the victims of the Gwigael poison.

    Issuriel refuses to take the antidote

    Mazog has received the Laidhris antidote. In time, he should recover

    Objective 5
  • Talk to Achardor at Ost Galadh
  • Achardor is in Gadorgar, the makeshift storage room in Ost Galadh.

    You have given the antidote to Mazog, and Achardor is not pleased.

    Objective 6
  • Talk to Gruingalas at Ost Galadh
  • Gruingalas is outside the door to Gadorgar, in Ost Galadh.

    Archardor wants no one coming into Gadorgar anymore, in order for Issuriel to rest. He also wants the scouts recalled in preparation for the exchange of Mazog and has asked you to tell Gruingalas of these requests.