Quest:Strength of the Earth
|Starts at||The Orc-watch|
|Start Region||Redhorn Lodes|
|Quest Chain||The Path of the Trapper|
The Path of the Trapper
|Walkthrough & Notes|
'At least our dwarf-friend is no longer scattered in pieces among the wretched Orc-hordes. We have restored a little of his stolen honour. Alas for this poor fellow, and the wretched errand that brought him to his doom.
'I wonder if there was anything behind this attack. Orc savagery is not surprising in any circumstance, but the taking of trophies is not something that average Orcs do. I wonder what force drives this particular horde, and who commands them.
'We shall find out, <name>. Take these pieces to my friend, Frosti Groundshaker, in Thorin's Hall by the auctioneers south of the throne. He is very scholarly, and enjoys solving puzzles such as this.'
Having discovered the signs of foul play among the nearby Orc-horde, Armbeald has asked you to seek out Frosti Groundshaker, a wise fellow who is learned in many lores, to discover more about White Hand Orcs and their behaviour.
Frosti Groundshaker is in Thorin's Hall, by the auctioneers south of the throne.
You should take the pieces to Frosti Groundshaker in Thorin's Hall so that he may shed some light upon what may be going on.
Armbeald is at the Orc-watch in the Redhorn Lodes of Moria.
Frosti Groundshaker has made you an effigy with some runes that may help to draw the attention of the Orc-wraith. You should return to Armbeald in Moria and he will instruct you on what to do next.