"Gandalf has found you deep in the eaves of Fangorn after you followed the trail of two lost hobbits. He wishes now to allay your worries for the vulnerable halflings and to tell you all that is afoot in Fangorn."
Gandalf wishes to speak with you atop Treebeard's Hill.
Gandalf wishes to speak with you.
- Gandalf: 'Let me share some of my knowledge with you, <name>, for I believe that you came to this place tracking two old friends. They are friends to me also, and I know what became of them.
- 'Believe it or not, this has a great deal to do with you.'
- Gandalf says, "It just so happens that the hobbits you seek came not long ago to this very hill."
- Observe the fate of the two hobbits
The hobbits are upon Treebeard's Hill.
- Pippin says, "I wonder what we will be able to see from the top of this great hill!"
- Merry says, "I don't know...but I can taste the fresh air already!"
- Merry says, "Ahh. That's better!"
- Merry says, "Do you feel the wind changing? It is cooler up here."
- Pippin says, "The sunlight will melt back into the clouds soon...."
- Pippin says, "What a pity! I almost liked this place with the sun shining upon it."
- Old Ent says, "Almost liked the forest! Hm, that is good."
- Merry says, "!..."
- Old Ent says, "Indeed, how uncommonly kind of you."
- Old Ent says, "I almost feel that I do not like you, but let us not be hasty."
- Old Ent says, "Hmm...."
- Old Ent says, "Hrum, Hoom! Very odd, indeed. If I had seen you before I heard your voices..."
- Old Ent says, "...I should have trodden on you, mistaking you for little Orcs!"
- Old Ent says, "But I am glad I didn't, for I liked your voices."
- Old Ent says, "Nice little voices! They call to mind something I cannot remember."
- Old Ent says, "Very odd you are...."
- Pippin says, "If you please, who...rather, what are you?"
- Old Ent says, "Hrum, now...."
- Old Ent says, "I am an Ent!"
- Old Ent says, "Fangorn is my name, or Treebeard in some tongues. You may call me Treebeard."
Gandalf is on Treebeard's Hill.
- Gandalf: 'The hobbits are safe with Treebeard, but do you see what I see? The Ents have never seen hobbits before. Even the sleeping Ent you passed was interested in them.'
- The hobbits appear to have made a new friend
Gandalf is on Treebeard's Hill.
- Gandalf says, "The Ents are old -- older than me, even. They grow tired, tree-ish, sleepy."
- Gandalf says, "They care little for the troubles of the world, but war and doom threaten them, as it threatens us all."
- Gandalf says, "They know Elf, Man, Dwarf, Ent, and Beast from their old songs."
- Gandalf says, "But a creature of the Shire is new, and stirs something in their memory."
- Gandalf says, "The hobbits will have a great influence on Treebeard, and he on them."
- Gandalf says, "But here, the Ents still mostly sleep, speaking only in passing memories."
- Gandalf says, "This is where you come in. Talk to them, my friend!"
- Gandalf says, "Help their eyes see beyond the span of their roots."
- Gandalf says, "I am needed elsewhere, but I believe your influence here will be great."
- Gandalf believes you have the power to stir the sleeping shepherds of Fangorn
Gandalf is at Treebeard's Hill in Fangorn.
- Gandalf: 'I trust you with this great deed, <name>. I do not know for certain if your efforts will end in change, but I have hope.
- 'Just talk to the Ents you find. Learn of their memories and help them piece together the riddles that occupy thier slow minds.'
- Gandalf: 'I think I have told you enough, without telling you too much. Let us return to the present.'