Mincham believes that the way to find out the strength of the Enemy is to test their defences at the Gates. Mincham would help me, but an old injury prevents him from doing so. He asked me to travel north to the Gates and kill many orcs and wargs there.
I returned having done so, and Mincham thanked me for doing so. He wished that he could still fight and not send others in his place. Mincham believes that from the information I have given me, that we are not facing a small band of orcs but rather a large and organised force. It seems that Fornost has once again fallen to Angmar.