|The Last Homely House|
'What the Nazgûl seeks has become apparent to me, (your name). Glóin told you of the fall of Helegrod, I expect: Durin, the fifth such dwarf to bear that name, slew the dragon Thorog but perished during the battle alongside most of his company? When it became clear that Helegrod was a place of evil and their attempts to restore it futile, the dwarves removed the riches from the treasury and left the dragon's body to moulder.
'However, I fear the cold and ice of Orod Lostol may have preserved the body of the dragon far longer than any would have thought. Even after death and the passage of so many years, the body of Thorog would possess much power. I fear that Drugoth the Gaunt-lord might use his arts to place some spirit within that corpse, raising the most terrible of wights to the service of Angmar.
'A dragon-wight within reach of Imladris is too grave a threat to be ignored. I must ask you to go into the treasury of Helegrod and put an end to the plans of Drugoth and the Nazgûl. It will be a difficult task, so gather a party of mighty warriors and go forth.'
Elrond told you that after the dwarf-king Durin defeated Thorog the dragon, the body of the dragon was left to moulder in the empty treasury of Helegrod. He fears that the ice and cold of Orod Lostol will have preserved the body to such an extent that the arts of the Gaunt-lord, Drugoth, may be able to instill it with a fell spirit and raise it as a wight.
Going around the cave clockwize, the oblisks are in tunnel 2, 4 and 5.
|Book V: Chapter 1: Into the Misty Mountains||42||Rivendell||The Last Homely House|
|Chapter 2: Troublesome Goblins||42||Misty Mountains||Western Bruinen Source|
|Chapter 3: The High Fortress||43||Misty Mountains||Western Bruinen Source|
|Chapter 4: The Key-Stone||43||Misty Mountains||Western Bruinen Source|
|Chapter 5: The Last Refuge||43||Misty Mountains||Western Bruinen Source|
|Instance: The Last Refuge||43||Misty Mountains|
|Chapter 6: In the Steps of Evil||43||Misty Mountains||Gloin's Camp|
|Chapter 7: Evil Tidings||43||Misty Mountains||Gloin's Camp|
|Chapter 8: Fire and Ice||43||Rivendell||The Last Homely House|
|Instance: Fire and Ice||43||Misty Mountains||Helegrod Treasury|