Leareth nods slowly. "Thank you for alerting me to this. I suppose I will give it a try."
He stands just outside the door to the Healers' station for a long time, though, trying to gather his thoughts.
Number one: he's confused. He's so confused. He can't understand how he could have gone for centuries without hearing the slightest rumour of an evil god capturing and torturing people - which isn't the standard way gods operate at all - maybe the 'continent' is what he would call a medium sized island, and Melkor is one of the more intelligent summonable demons or something, rather than the kind of entity he would refer to as a god... But that doesn't quite hang together either.
Two: if it's true then this is the most alarming thing he's learned since he realized who his true enemies were in Velgarth, and it should reasonably shift all of his current priorities.
Three: it's bizarre and makes no sense, which means that the default hypothesis is that he's being fucked with by the gods again. Except it's too bizarre and surreal for that, almost, and he's not sure how They would arrange something like this, let alone why.
He eventually decides that he's not going to make any more progress on orienting until he has more information to orient to. He opens the door and goes in. :Tarla, is he awake?: