Quest:Chapter 1: Rise of the Orcs

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Chapter 1: Rise of the Orcs
Level 22
Type Solo
Starts with Candaith
Starts at Candaith's Encampment
Start Region The Lone-lands
Map Ref [30.1S, 37.9W]
Quest Group Book 2
Quest Text

Bestowal Dialogue

'Saeradan's word comes late to the Lone-lands. If Radagast the Brown passed into these lands then perhaps hope is not lost in this place. I have returned only recently from a journey in lands far to the east, lands held firmly in the grip of evil. When I returned from that journey, I learned to my dismay that evil does not stir in the East alone.

'Goblins now roam to the south, while their larger and more ferocious cousins among the Orcs spread through the Weather Hills like a festering plague.

'I must find the main body of the Orcs. If you will assist me in driving back the Enemy in these hills, I will begin the search for Radagast the Brown. What say you?'

Background

Candaith, the Ranger who watches the Great East Road as it passed through the Lone-lands, has learned of an Orkish presence in the Weather Hills.

Objective 1

  • Defeat melee White Hand Orcs (0/8)
  • Defeat ranged White Hand Orcs (0/6)

White Hand Orcs infest the Weather Hills, west of Candaith's camp.

The Ranger Candaith offered you assistance in finding Radagast the Brown in exchange for aid against the Orcs in the Weather Hills.

Candaith: 'Search for Orcs among the weather Hills, west of my camp, and thin their ranks. I will begin my efforts to find and track Radagast the Brown.'

Objective 2

Candaith is at his camp near the foot of Weathertop, among the Weather Hills.

While you were fighting the Orcs, Candaith began his search for Radagast the Brown.

Candaith: 'I thank you, <name>, but my thanks are tempered with concern; I have never seen a force of Orcs like this in Eriador before today: organized and wee-provisioned. They hold an encampment in an outlet within the Midgewater Pass and bear a strange charge on their banners and shields...one that I have not seen before.
'Their numbers at this camp are great but the day may come when we can drive them howling from the Lone-lands. Not today, I fear, but perhaps not far off. There is another matter that demands our attention, an urgent matter; we will see to the destruction of their camp in the Midgewater Pass later.'