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Puzzle of the Carvings

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Mögr (NPC)


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Quest Description:

You found a journal left behind by a stonecarver from a past age. It relates how he repaid a service from his friend Falgeirr by creating many stone plaques, inscribed with various simple images, and decided to keep some for himself, that he might leave clues for his own descendants as to where his family's treasure was hidden.


Objective 1
The plaques are located in the Great Hall of Durin to the south of the Twenty-first Hall.

The journal that Melkólf Stonecarver left behind contained the following puzzles:

"Dwarf who makes me has no need for me.
Dwarf who buys me has no use for me.
Dwarf who uses me would not want me."

"I have a hundred legs and cannot stand.
I have no head and a long neck.
I cannot see, but I am neat as can be."

"A hundred arms, a thousand fingers,
And no eyes to see where it is I linger."

"With a knife, cut open my head,
Then weep beside me when I am dead."

"I have no eyes, yet once did I see.
I once had thoughts, now I'm empty."

Find the carvings in the walls that solve the journal's riddles, and press on the stones in order as dictated by the last riddle:

"Hundred-arms comes before headless long-neck.
Head-cut-open is alone at the end.
Headless long-neck comes after dwarf-and-me and hundred-arms.
No-eyes comes after headless long-neck.
Dwarf-and-me comes after hundred-arms."
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Objective 2
The plaques are located in the Great Hall of Durin to the south of the Twenty-first Hall.

The journal that Melkólf Stonecarver left behind contained the following puzzles:

"Dwarf who makes me has no need for me.
Dwarf who buys me has no use for me.
Dwarf who uses me would not want me."

"I have a hundred legs and cannot stand.
I have no head and a long neck.
I cannot see, but I am neat as can be."

"A hundred arms, a thousand fingers,
And no eyes to see where it is I linger."

"With a knife, cut open my head,
Then weep beside me when I am dead."

"I have no eyes, yet once did I see.
I once had thoughts, now I'm empty."

Find the carvings in the walls that solve the journal's riddles, and press on the stones in order as dictated by the last riddle:

"Hundred-arms comes before headless long-neck.
Head-cut-open is alone at the end.
Headless long-neck comes after dwarf-and-me and hundred-arms.
No-eyes comes after headless long-neck.
Dwarf-and-me comes after hundred-arms."
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Objective 3
The plaques are located in the Great Hall of Durin to the south of the Twenty-first Hall.

The journal that Melkólf Stonecarver left behind contained the following puzzles:

"Dwarf who makes me has no need for me.
Dwarf who buys me has no use for me.
Dwarf who uses me would not want me."

"I have a hundred legs and cannot stand.
I have no head and a long neck.
I cannot see, but I am neat as can be."

"A hundred arms, a thousand fingers,
And no eyes to see where it is I linger."

"With a knife, cut open my head,
Then weep beside me when I am dead."

"I have no eyes, yet once did I see.
I once had thoughts, now I'm empty."

Find the carvings in the walls that solve the journal's riddles, and press on the stones in order as dictated by the last riddle:

"Hundred-arms comes before headless long-neck.
Head-cut-open is alone at the end.
Headless long-neck comes after dwarf-and-me and hundred-arms.
No-eyes comes after headless long-neck.
Dwarf-and-me comes after hundred-arms."
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Objective 4
The plaques are located in the Great Hall of Durin to the south of the Twenty-first Hall.

The journal that Melkólf Stonecarver left behind contained the following puzzles:

"Dwarf who makes me has no need for me.
Dwarf who buys me has no use for me.
Dwarf who uses me would not want me."

"I have a hundred legs and cannot stand.
I have no head and a long neck.
I cannot see, but I am neat as can be."

"A hundred arms, a thousand fingers,
And no eyes to see where it is I linger."

"With a knife, cut open my head,
Then weep beside me when I am dead."

"I have no eyes, yet once did I see.
I once had thoughts, now I'm empty."

Find the carvings in the walls that solve the journal's riddles, and press on the stones in order as dictated by the last riddle:

"Hundred-arms comes before headless long-neck.
Head-cut-open is alone at the end.
Headless long-neck comes after dwarf-and-me and hundred-arms.
No-eyes comes after headless long-neck.
Dwarf-and-me comes after hundred-arms."
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Objective 5
The plaques are located in the Great Hall of Durin to the south of the Twenty-first Hall.

The journal that Melkólf Stonecarver left behind contained the following puzzles:

"Dwarf who makes me has no need for me.
Dwarf who buys me has no use for me.
Dwarf who uses me would not want me."

"I have a hundred legs and cannot stand.
I have no head and a long neck.
I cannot see, but I am neat as can be."

"A hundred arms, a thousand fingers,
And no eyes to see where it is I linger."

"With a knife, cut open my head,
Then weep beside me when I am dead."

"I have no eyes, yet once did I see.
I once had thoughts, now I'm empty."

Find the carvings in the walls that solve the journal's riddles, and press on the stones in order as dictated by the last riddle:

"Hundred-arms comes before headless long-neck.
Head-cut-open is alone at the end.
Headless long-neck comes after dwarf-and-me and hundred-arms.
No-eyes comes after headless long-neck.
Dwarf-and-me comes after hundred-arms."
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Objective 6
Mögr is at the Twenty-first Hall, north of the Great Hall of Durin.

You should return to Mögr with your discovery.
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