Talion comes to a ruin outside the cave where Gollum's footprints lead. He notices a lone Caragor grazing before a large beast leaps out and pummels it to death. Talion comments on the impossibility of taking on the creature, and instead decides to lure it away. By using caragor bait, he moves the beast away, and enters the cave where he follows Gollum's footprints to an old elven clasp. Upon holding the clasp, he immediately has a flashback of the Wraith's living body forging the legendary Rings of Power for Sauron. It is then realized that it is Sauron who wants the Wraith, revealed to be Celebrimbor, the greatest elven smith of the Second Age, and the forger of the Rings of Power. Gollum appears, and wants to know the location of the One Ring, but Celebrimbor has no memory of it. Gollum proceeds to try and find more artifacts so that Celebrimbor will remember, and return his "precious".
- When the creature reenters the cave, Celebrimbor says, "Fly, you foul!" This is most likely a reference to the famous scene from the first Lord of the Rings film, The Fellowship of the Ring, in which Gandalf says the same line to the fellowship before his apparent death.