Quest:Thwarting the White Hand
|Starts at||The Orc-watch|
|Start Region||The Redhorn Lodes|
|Quest Group||Moria: Redhorn Lodes|
|Quest Chain||War Against Lothórien|
|Walkthrough & Notes|
'I have watched the Orcs arriving from the south, and I tell you that they have no plans to remain loyal to the forces of Moria. They have intentions all their own, and if given leave may yet unseat the current leader here and take command of his forces for their own purposes.
'We cannot let this happen, so I must charge you with the task of thwarting them. Two tasks do I have, so listen well!'
The Grand Stair once stood at the foot of a great crossroads within Moria. At the height of the great city, it led to all areas of the halls and was a majestic wonder to behold. Now it has fallen to the care of Igash, a lieutenant of the Moria Orc-leader Mazog. Igash assembled the forces of Orcs and trolls within Moria in one place and has collected tribute from each to one day bring to the leader of the Orcs. For now, each tribe vies for favour from the lieutenant, a fanatical follower of Mazog.
Thithrand is at the Orc-watch.
Thirthrand believes that the White Hand will openly rebel against the Moria Orcs, but fears they could amass enough strength to wrest control for themselves. To avert this, he would like you to complete a variety of tasks.
Thithrand is at the Orc-watch, south-west of the Grand Stair.
You should return to Thithrand with news of your successes in the Grand Stair.
Thithrand: 'Your efforts against the White Hand are complete, and I am grateful for it.'