To Avert A War
The following story can be experienced in Ered Luin by starting the quest “Prologue: To Avert A War”
Mathi, lord of Gondamon, was in a crisis. The elves suspected the Longbeard dwarves of kidnapping Avorthal, an elven prince, but it had been the Dourhands behind the sinister plot. If he could not find a way to bring the elven prince back to safety, there would surely be war between elves and dwarves again...
Fearing retribution should they fail to rescue Avorthal, Mathi sought out Langlas, a ranger from the north, for aid. As a neutral party, and one that was respected by both peoples, the result of the rescue mission would not come into question.
The dwarf and elf adventurers arrived at Thrasi’s cabin, a dwarf hunter's lodge southeast of Gondamon, where they found Langlas. The ranger agreed to take on the rescue mission but would require the aid of the adventurers.
With the threat to Ered Luin over, The adventurers, on the behest of Langlas, rode south to Bree to warn Strider, his captain, of Skorgrim's rise and the danger coming to the south...
Further Reading: Interlude - The Bonds of Fellowship