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