Into the Savage Dark  

Prerequisite: Nightmares in the Abyss
Series Name: Dark Delvings
Leads To: A Fell Glow
Leads To: Fractured and Shattered
Leads To: Master of the Dark
Leads To: Plague Wind
Leads To: The Things in the Dark
Start Zone: Foundations of Stone
Start Area: The Shadowed Refuge
Start Location: Gwathrendath
Start Mob: Gelirwen (Shadowed Refuge)
Cash Granted: 45s 36c
Quest Level: 60
Min Level: 56
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    Gelirwen (Shadowed Refuge)
    Glorelloth (Gwathrendath)
    Pentlenn (Gwathrendath)
    The Shadowed Refuge


'Greetings, I have expected your arrival since first I saw the others in the Shadowed Refuge speaking with you. You show little fear of this place, but the right amount of respect to know that nothing here is safe. I also see that you do not let the gloom affect your heart, and this brings a smile to my face.

'I am here at the behest of Veulfur, who is posted at the Twenty-first Hall, and I have been watching as you seek to discover the secret of the plague carried by the Orcs. I too am after this secret.

'There are four others here whom I have asked to assist me. I would ask that you entreat with them, here in the Shadowed Refuge before making your way into the Dark Delvings to discover what secrets they may hold. Ymar, Moggi, Pentlenn, and Glorelloth will all require your aid. Please, speak with them.'


In the deepest dark of Moria there is a place where the only light that shone emanated from dwarf-lamps and luminescant fungus. Now, these delvings are dim and darker than ever and home to creatures that exist in nightmares. Yet here they are, and Veulfur's agents sent to the Shadowed Refuge draw little comfort in knowing that there is something within the Dark Delvings that commands the Orcs to poison themselves in a manner that gives them over to some greater will.


Objective 1

  • Help Ymar rid the Dark Delvings of the glowing worms
  • Help Moggi rid the Dark Delvings of the terrible things in the dark
  • Recover the runes from the Dark Delvings for Pentlenn
  • Discover the secret of the Dark Delvings for Glorelloth
  • Complete the task set before you by Ymar, Moggi, Pentlenn and Glorelloth surrounding the Dark Delvings and then return to Gelirwen.

    Gelirwen wishes to know what secrets the darkest halls of Moria can offer the expedition to the Shadowed Refuge.