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Covenant troops are massing to the north of Fort Arand. They don't have the number for a frontal assault, but Fort Captain Hjolm believes they may be coordinating an attack with a second flank.
I agreed to obtain the Covenant's orders from their camp to the north of Fort Arand.
— game journal
The player must collect General Serien's Orders, Serien's Further Orders and Serien's Additional Orders. Returning to Captain Hjolm ends in a surprise, because the Captain lies dead, but Sergeant Eila is with him. She sends the player to Captain Llaari in the Fort.