Side quests in games have always been a great way to distract players from the main objective. Getting a bit tired of saving the world or rescuing your friends? Time to go fishing, or get involved in a fetch quest. These kinds of quests are normally built into multiple parts and have the players transporting an item from one location to the other. The Hand to Hand quest in Ori and the Will of the Wisps is a great example of these types of quests.
This questline will take you across the entire world map and includes very late-game areas, so if you don't want any spoilers for area names or glimpses of the map, then wait until after you've escaped from a giant drill worm.
How to start the Hand to Hand questline in Ori and the Will of the Wisps?
1. Beginning the quest and picking up the Map from a Moki in Kwolok's Hollow
Early on in Ori and the Will of the Wisps when traveling through Kwolok's Hollow you'll encounter a Moki standing towards the path up to Wellspring Glades. From the Kwolok's Hollow teleport you head to the right and immediately go up.
2. Trading the Map for a Small Backpack from Tokk in Wellspring Glades
Once you enter into Wellspring Glades, go to the right of the tree with the Warp Spot in Tokk. This is the first of many times during Hand to Hand that we'll be traveling here. He's a birdlike character that you'll have already met a number of times. Speaking with him, he'll express interest in the map but lament that his backpack just won't be big enough, giving it to you.
3. Trading the Backpack for the Herb Pouch from a Moki in The Wellspring
In The Wellspring, while you're climbing up the waterwheel to try to rid the water of it's toxicity from the Decay on the third door up the building, there will be a Moki inside. He'll tell you that he's in need for a new backpack and give you a Herb Pouch in return.
The door that you'll be heading into to find this Moki is the same one that you go into to collect the compass needle as part of a different sidequest.
4. Trading the Herb Pouch for Soup from Veral in Baur's Reach
In the southeast of Baur's Reach, right where the Reach connects with the Glades, is a house where Moki are looking forward to eating soup. Veral is the chef standing next to the cooking pot, and after presenting him with the herbs, he will give you a portion of soup.
While you can get to this area by going all of the way through Baur's Reach, it can be easier accessed by exiting through the top right exit of the Glades. You will need some extra movement abilities to reach it though.
5. Trading the Soup for a Hat from a Moki in Baur's Reach
Again in Baur's Reach you'll find a weary and cold Moki. From the Warp Point, you head to the right and drop down one level. This Moki isn't particularly hidden. Once he's all warmed up he'll give you the hat he no longer needs.
If this is your first time through Baur's Reach, then the way to the right of the Warp Point won't yet be open. Instead, go to the left and down to make your way around to the Moki.
6. Trading the Hat for a Lantern from a Moki in Wellspring Glades
If you head to the left from the Warp Point in Wellspring Glades, past the Spirit merchant there will be a Moki sitting on a ledge. Chances are you'll have already walked past him on your way to The Wellspring and heard him lamenting about not having a fancy hat. He will trade the hat for a Lantern.
7. Trading the Lantern for String from a Moki in the Mouldwood Depths
From the Warp Point in the Mouldwood Depths, continually travel to the bottom left of the area. Next to a firefly bulb you'll see a Moki sitting on his own trying to get out. If you give him a lantern he'll give you some of the Silk that he's found.
This could be the hardest part of the Hand to Hand quest as the first time you pass through this area traveling is extremely limited. It's recommended that you wait until you have defeated this area's boss and the area is lit to make this step of the quest easier.
8. Trading the String for a Spyglass from a fishing Moki in the Luma Pools
From the Warp Point in the Luma Pools, you need to get a bit of height to the ledge on the left. A Moki here is looking for string to make a net of some kind to catch fish faster. After he gets your string, he'll give you a spyglass.
9. Trading the Spyglass for a Canteen from Motay in the Wellspring Glades
Another easy one in the Wellspring Glades, from the teleport point you need to go to the left past the hat-wearing Moki and up to the houses. Motay will be on a platform behind some bushes, and after giving him the Spyglass, he'll give you a canteen.
Motay is the character that you can speak to who will give you information on all of your gameplay stats.
10. Trading the Canteen for a Map Stone Fragment from a Gorlek Miner in the Windswept Wastes
The penultimate step of the process is in the Windswept Wastes. Travel to where the exploring Gorlek Miner is; if you've already been through this area then chances are you've already met him. The fastest way to return to him is to teleport to the Warp Point at the end of the Silent Woods and then dig your way up to where he is. After enjoying his refreshing drink, he'll give you his spoils, a Map Stone Fragment.
11. Bringing the Map Stone Fragment to the rest of the Map Stone in the Windtorn Ruins for your final reward
After your first time traveling through the Windtorn Ruins, and after you've recombined the four lights and escaped the giant worm, you can return to the Warp Point at the bottom of the area. From here just head to the left, past the light altar, and you'll find the Map Stone. This Map Stone is also a reference to the collectible in the first game, Ori and the Blind Forest. This marks the completion of the Hand to Hand quest, and you'll also earn the Mark of the Trader achievement.
Once you have placed the Map Stone Fragment into the Map Stone then you'll be rewarded by having every single secret marked on your map. By the time you get to this point, chances are you'll have already explored a lot of the maps, so how helpful this really is is in the eye of the beholder. At the very least, whatever you have left to collect will be sped up dramatically.