This is definitely the stupidest quest I have experienced to date. Instead of following the usual mindless-run-here-run-there-quests that seem to be Lotro so far, this one instead went way too far the other way. Sitting in game waiting for something to happen for 15 minutes! And then a wave of attacks (for 2 minutes) and if you stray a few feet from a tree to protoct the npc you are supposed to be protecting, the quest is a failure. I will not be wasting another minute on this one.