Book II, Chapter 8: As Near As May Be  

Prerequisite: Book II, Chapter 7: Bewildering Ruins
Series Name: Volume III, Book 2: Ride of the Grey Company
Leads To: Book II, Chapter 9: The Plains of Enedwaith
Includes Quest: Instance: As Near As May Be
Start Zone: Eregion
Start Area: High Hollin
Start Mob: Radanir (Eregion)
Flags: Epic, Solo
Items Rewarded:Reputation Increased: 900 The Grey Company
Cash Granted: 28s 35c
Item Exp Granted: 12951
Quest Level: 65
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    Halbarad (Eregion)
    Radanir (Eregion)
    Echad Eregion
    High Hollin


"Halbarad can tell you more, but as he said to the rest of us, "What chance is it that puts a wandering jewel-crafter right in our path at this moment?" He is right. It is a small chance, surely, but a happy one.

'Talk to Halbarad, here at Echad Eregion, to learn more about his plan.'

This is a solo quest and cannot be completed with a fellowship.


Halbarad has had an idea: to equip each Ranger of the Grey Company with an imitation of the ring of Barahir, in order to confuse any servants of the Enemy in the event a Ranger is captured.


Objective 1

  • Talk to Halbarad at Echad Eregion
  • Halbarad is at Echad Eregion.

    Radnir has told you of Halbarad's plan to have Funi Gem-cutter craft an imitation ring of Barahir.

    Objective 2

  • Talk to Halbarad at Echad Eregion and travel to the forges
  • Halbarad is at Echad Eregion.

    Halbarad is waiting to travel with you to the forges Funi will use to craft imitation Rings of Barahir for the Grey Company.

    Objective 3
  • Talk to Halbarad in Echad Eregion
  • Halbarad is at Echad Eregion, waiting to speak with you.

    Funi Gem-cutter has crafted imitation rings for the Grey Company, and you should speak now with Halbarad.