"Admir's defeat shattered the back of the Blackwolds, but pieces of the mystery remain unsolved..."
You have travelled with Constable Underhill of Combe into the cave that the Blackwolds once used as a hideout.
Speak to Constable Underhill
Constable Underhill travelled with you to the cave hideout of William Skunkwood, the former leader of the Blackwolds in the area of Combe. Skunkwood is dead, as well as a good many other brigands, but you must be certain they have not begun to muster their strength again.
'Goodness, this place is quiet as a tomb! I wish we could just say all was peaceful and leave, but I suppose we need to do a better job of it than that.
'All right, no use puttingof what must be done, Come along! And make sure you have your blade at the ready, in case we run into any trouble.'
Defend Constable Underhill
In one of the deeper chambers of the Blackwolds hideout, you encountered the mysterious dwarf threatening a brigand. The dwarf gravely wounded the brigand, then fled, commanding his dwarves to attack you.
Constable Underhill has asked you to speak to the wounded brigand.
'Ye couldn't have come a moment earlier, you ye? Afore that dwarf stuck me through, maybe? Oh well, suppose that's just the way of it.
'First it was that Eogan, saying that if we pledged to Angmar, we'd be made rich. Well, when that all fell apart, a few of us decided we didn't want anything to do with Angmar anymore. We started talking to some new fellows, men who came up from the south. An ugly bunch, they were, but at least they didn't seem likely to go raising fell spirits of some such on us!
'Seems though Angmar didn't like the prospect... of us leaving them. That... that dwarf came along, and you see how that ended. Now, I suppose the Blackwolds are at... their end...'
Speak to Constable Underhill.
The dying brigand revealed that the Blackwolds were being paid by both someone from the south and agents of Angmar. When he tried to reform the band without allegiance to ethier, the Pale Dwarf struck him down. You should speak with Constable Underhill about this.
'Well, it seems that strange dwarf escaped. How he got out of here is a mystery to me! And from what you said of that brigand's tale., tjat dwarf was the one we should have been worried about. not these Blackwolds!
'Well, I suppose the Blackwolds are truly broken now... but for some reason I still don't feel safe! Well, there's not much more we can do here. You'd best take tidings back to your Ranger friend in Bree.'
Completed: Instance: Blackwold's Broken
'It's best we leave this place.'
Return to : Book 1: Chapter 3: Blackwold's Broken for completion.