Level: 16

Difficulty: Solo



Bestowal Dialogue:
'It seems to me the only way to solve the mystery of these wights is to uncover more lore. Unfortunately, the only place such lore can be found hereabouts is in the Barrow-downs itself!

'I hate to ask this of you, but would you return to the Barrow-downs and search for this lore? Such things go far beyond an old man's idle interests. It may well aid Bree!

'Here, take this pick-axe. This time, you will have to dig for the lore. The axe's tip has been blunted, so your digging shouldn't cause any damage to any fragments you uncover. Try digging at the entrances to the barrows of Taradan, Orron and Ringdor. I believe those barrows lie in the north of the Barrow-downs.'

Newbold Leafcutter wants to solve the mystery of why there are wights in the Barrow-downs and has asked you to return there.

1. The barrows of Taradan, Orron and Ringdor lie in the north Barrow-downs.

Newbold has told you that you should dig at the entrances to the barrows of Taradan, Orron and Ringdor. To help in your digging, he has given you a blunted pick-axe to use. This tool will help prevent any damage the digging may cause to any lore fragments you uncover.

2. Newbold Leafcutter waits for you beyond the High Bridge at the southern end of the Upper Way in Bree.

Your digging at the barrows of Taradan, Orron and Ringdor has uncovered three fragments of lore, written on scraps of parchment. You should bring these fragments to Newbold Leafcutter in Bree.

For each barrow mound, you'll walk up to the little doorway. If you're at the right ones, a message will appear on your screen informing you of your location. Search your pack for the mining pick you received and right click on it. Make sure it's the correct pick. One thing to note - you can use the pick anywhere, but you'll only get the updates if you're in the right spots.

There are 3 barrow mounds you need to interact with. As you enter the barrows from the North entrance, immediately move to the east. The first 2 are right in line, a sort of door looking thing. Approach the door, 1 Wight will spawn, kill it, then use the pick. Be sure the game text says the name you are looking for. The 3rd door is further east, move down the small slope, kill the one Barrow Archer hanging around, then move to the first door on the right. All done!

Related Quests:


Data Entered By: --Stip 22:21, 16 April 2007 (EDT)


Barrow of Taradan


Barrow of Ringdor


Barrow of Orron

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