My Lords and Ladies! I have received troubling tidings from the great keep of Everdeep in Clawhold – a pestilence now rages through the lands of our Shade allies. The plague has corrupted their bodies, and the light of their funeral pyres brightens the night skies to the East.
There is but one remedy... You must find the rarest flower of them all – Mara’s Tears. The juices of its stem will heal the Shades that they might avenge themselves upon he who sent foul vermin forth from Balur’s Chasm to spread ruin among their kind.
The flower blooms only on battlefields freshly dewed with the blood of combat. Go now! Water them well with Orc-blood, and I wish you a bountiful harvest!