Chapter 8: Master of the Wood  

Prerequisite: Chapter 7: Horn-call of Buckland
Series Name: Vol 1, Book 1: Stirrings in the Darkness
Leads To: Chapter 9: Lilies for the River-daughter
Start Zone: Bree-town
Start Area: Bree
Start Location: The Prancing Pony
Start Mob: Strider
Reputation Increased: 500 Men of Bree
Exp Granted: 376
Quest Level: 18
Min Level: 14
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'There is one who could find these crebain for us, if we were to ask him for such aid...however, he may not see our worries as his. He is known by many peoples by many names. Of old, he was known as Orald to Men, while to the Dwarves he was simply Forn. The Elves called him Iarwain Ben-adar, oldest and fatherless. However, in these days, he is known as Tom Bombadil by those few who are aware of him.

'Look for Old Bombadil's house, which lies at the far eastern end of the Withywindle, the river that flows through the Old Forest. He may help you if you ask him in my name, Aragorn. If you discover anything, I would ask that you address it as best you can.

'I wish I could help you in this task, but the safety of my charges comes before all else.'


When you were in Buckland investigating the Nazgûl's incursion, you spoke with Fredegar Bolger, who revealed information about Frodo Baggins and the Enemy's Ring. Crebain attacked and may have overheard the hobbit's words.


Objective 1

  • Talk to Tom Bombadil
  • Tom Bombadil's house is at the far eastern end of the River Withywindle in the Old Forest.

    Strider told you to seek out someone named Tom Bombadil and ask for his aid finding the crebain who flew into the Old Forest.

    'Hoy, now! Hey now! What's all this fussing? We've not had so many quests since our wedding! There is time enough for bird-watching, but perhaps first a song or two, my hearty?

    'Let your heart fly free and put aside your worries. You are in the house of Tom Bombadil!'


    Bombadil can be found at 32.6S, 57.3W.