The battle-weary heroes stumble into Erebor. There they meet a Blue Wizard. He has some bad news... They are being hunted by the great wolf- Taurmyrnoth. The group decides that they must take the retrieved Elendil Stone to the elves in Rivendell, or perhaps home to Lindon. But first they must make their way through Mirkwood, careful of the ancient evil that lays in parts of that forest.