Chapter 2: The Missing Rider  

Prerequisite: Book IV: Chapter 1: Where is the Horse and the Rider?
Series Name: Vol. 1, Book 4: Chasing Shadows
Leads To: Chapter 3: The Wisdom of Lord Glorfindel
Start Zone: Trollshaws
Start Area: Bruinen Gorges
Start Location: Thorenhad
Start Mob: Elladan
Started By Object:Flags: Epic, Fellowship
Items Rewarded:Reputation Increased: 900 Elves of Rivendell
Cash Granted: 20s 65c
Quest Level: 38
Min Level: 33
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    Bruinen Gorges


'Shortly after Frodo Baggins and his company came to Rivendell, my father sent us to search for signs of the Nazgûl, the Nine Riders of the Enemy. We found the bodies of eight horses downstream, but of the last there was no sign. We searched further, but still found nothing.

'We travelled far afield, into lands to the south, and still found no sign of the fleeing Rider. Only on our return journey did we find something: hoofprints in the South Trollshaws, far south of the road. There are many narrow valleys in that region -- the Nazgûl might lie there, sheltered from prying eyes, waiting for his time to strike.

'Journey far south of the road in the South Trollshaws, Tomec, and seek out the missing Rider. The ruins within those narrow channels have a fell reputation. Minas Agor that place was called of old, and the Nazgûl may have sought it out for that reason.'


Elladan and Elrohir have had an unfruitful search for the missing Rider, but the brothers have finally uncovered some traces of his passing.


Objective 1

Find some sign of the missing Nazgul

The hoofprints were discovered far south of the road, and the sons of Elrond believe that the missing Rider might be hiding in the ruins of Minas Agor, located within the narrow channels of the South Trollshaws.

Elladan has asked you to follow the Nazgûl into the South Trollshaws.

Objective 2

Remove bridle from the black horse's corpse

The corpse of a black horse lies in the ruins of Minas Agor, located among the narrow channels of the South Trollshaws.

You should remove the bridle from the horse's corpse and return with it to Elladan.

Objective 3

Bring bridle of the black steed to Elladan

Elladan is at Thorenhad, located among the Bruinen Gorges, north of a bear-den.

Elladan will be both pleased and troubled to see the bridle of the black horse, for it means that the missing Rider is still somewhere within the Trollshaws.


The Missing Rider can be found at 36.6S, 18.4W.