Chapter 3: Opening the Way  

Prerequisite: Chapter 2: Crossing the Shadow
Series Name: Vol. 1, Book 7: The Hidden Hope
Leads To: Chapter 4: Dwarf Mastery
Start Zone: Angmar
Start Area: Gath Forthnir
Start Location: Lorniel's Quarters
Start Mob: Lorniel
Flags: Epic
Items Needed:Cash Granted: 23s 80c
Exp Granted: 2441
Quest Level: 47
Min Level: 42
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    Gath Forthnir
    Laerdan's Quarters


'I fear we may have been deceived, (your name), for this scroll is written in Black Speech and may say nothing of value. I cannot say, for Black Speech is not a tongue with which I am familiar. Even so, I would know what this says.

'Perhaps the Elf Laerdan may have some proficiency in this writing. He is an old friend of my father's and is here in Gath Forthnír.

'Take the scroll to him and ask him his opinion. If it may help us free my father, then we must learn its secrets at once!'


You retrieved the scroll from Raghnall, but it was written in Black Speech, which Lorniel is unable to translate.


Objective 1
Talk to Laerdan

Objective 2
Bring the scroll to Elrond Halfelven