So finally got to lvl 43, lol. You have the fighter NPC correct, Ensiferr Anark in Huigronn Stronghold on map 3 starts the epic 43 quest.
I agree with Avyn, AoL needs : 99 Pomegranates (still called Rilans in quest), 30 Spirit Cores, and 20 Adamars Stones. Then the 2nd part requires: 20 Magic Leathers, 20 Adamars Stones, and 90 Gold Apples.
No need for gold powders for us that I've seen.
Too bad you had to take of the LOTR clip, it really was quite funny.