Mad Arcand is an insane gnome in the Shipwreck's Coast area west of High Hedge. He is looking for his cursed ring.
wertle, wertle, wertle, wooo
The ring is located just to the west, on a wrecked ship.

Speaking to him begins the Arcand the Mad side quest.


When you first speak to him:

"I like you, yes I do (wertle, wertle, wertle, wooo...) and I know of a way to make you like me too (wertle, wertle, wertle-wooooo...). Down by the ocean, down by the sea, there's a pirate ship waiting for you and for me. Bring me what's in it, but don't ever wear it, or sure enough, soon enough, you'll wertle too..."

When you return with his ring:

"What a beautiful ring! Where'er did you get it? (Most likely quite near where exactly I put it...) Wertle, oh wertle, oh dear wertle-wooo... wertle, oh wertle, oh woo... Oh, I know what you're thinking of Mad Arcand the Stinking who takes what you give him and gives not in return. So here, take this bottle, but please don't unstopple or (wertle, poor wertle), you'll surely get burned."

He has a variety of other things to say, all of it semi-poetic gibberish, if you speak to him at other times.