Book II, Chapter 1: Rise of the Orcs  

Prerequisite: Book II, Foreword: Aiding the Order
Series Name: Vol. 1, Book 2: The Red Maid
Leads To: Book II, Chapter 2: An Orc Messenger
Start Zone: Lone-Lands
Start Area: The Weather Hills
Start Location: Candaith's Encampment
Start Mob: Candaith
Flags: Epic
Cash Granted: 7s
Exp Granted: 1035
Quest Level: 22
Min Level: 18
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    Foul-arrow White Hand
    White Hand Pillager
    White Hand Sniper
    The Weather Hills


'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 the 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?'


Candaith, the Ranger who watches the Great East Road through the Lone-lands, returned to his outpost at the foot of Weathertop after witnessing disturbances atop the peak. Upon his arrival he discovered a sizable force of Orcs have moved into a section of the Midgewater Pass.


Objective 1

  • Defeat melee White Hand Orcs (0/8)
  • Defeat ranged White Hands Orcs (0/6)
  • White Hand Orcs infest the Weather Hills, north 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.

    Objective 2
  • Talk to Candaith at his camp
  • Candaith will meet you at his camp near the foot of Weathertop, south of the Weather Hills.

    Your distraction was a success. You should return to Candaith and find out what he learned from his attempt to discover the location of the Orc's main force.


    You can kill pillagers all over the Lone-Lands but most of the foul arrows are just up the hill from Candaith, at loc 29.8S, 38.5W