|Vale of Thrain|
'There was a time when our hunters kept the number of bears in check but alas, the beasts have grown numerous in recent years. It's shameful, really, that we have let the wild overrun our paths. As long as dwarves dwell here, the ways should be safe.
'If you want to be of help, patrol north from Noglond to Hunter's Notch and clear out any of the beasts you find.
'With your help, we will make the road safe once more.'
Vicious bears have grown numerous and bold north of Noglond along the road through the Vale of Thrain, making travel through the Vale unsafe.
Hunter's Notch can be found north of Noglond.
Ketill has asked you to hunt bears in Hunter's Notch and cull their numbers.
Ketill is in Noglond, south of Thorin's Hall.
You should return to Ketill and report the results of your patrol.
Mature Thickjaws (bears) can be found just up the mountain on the west edge of the Vale.