Song of the Hopeful Heart  

Series Name: The Path of the Watcher of Resolve
Leads To: Echoes of Battle
Required Class: Minstrel
Start Zone: Foundations of Stone
Start Area: Foundations of Stone
Start Location: The Shadowed Refuge
Start Mob: Pada
Flags: Class, Solo
Items Needed:Quest Level: 58
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'It would be a shame if this beautiful instrument were never to leave these halls, for there are many in Middle-earth who would be heartened by its gift of song. Dark places are everywhere, Name, including the hearts of Men, Elves, dwarves, and hobbits alike.

'Darkness prevails especially in times such as these, where doom seems inevitable. You have seen the Orcs prowling as sure as Men walk, and wights leaving their barrows to trouble the fields upon which they fell, and Warg-voices rending the stillness of a quiet night.

'My thoughts often turn to a dear old friend in Bree-town who goes by the name of Erling Goodbody. He has suffered much hardship of late, and my songs used to cheer him. I have such a song here; but I'm afraid I don't have time to make the journey. Do you think you could go and play this song for him in my stead, Name?

'Erling usually spends his days in the thoroughfare in front of the Prancing Pony. Find him and play him a song to raise his spirits. When you have done this, please return to me, for I wish to hear tidings of my friend.'


Now that you've recovered the instrument, Pada has asked you to head to Bree and use it to brighten the spirits of some of the townsfolk there.


Objective 1

  • Find Erling Goodbody in Bree
  • Play a song for Erling

Erling Goodbody can be found in the throughfare in front of the Prancing Pony.

Pada, a widely-respected Minstrel, has asked you to cheer a friend of his from Bree using the great instrument you recently recovered.

Objective 2

  • Speak with Erling Goodbody

Speak with Erling and let him know that Pada sends his best.

Objective 3

  • Return to Pada

Pada is in the Foundations of Stone in Moria.

You should return to Pada and tell him that his friend Erling Goodbody was very pleased with the song you played.