A Disturbance at the Gate
"Gárwig, the Reeve of Wildermore, has been summoned by a disturbance at the western gate of Forlaw."
A disturbance at the west gate has come to the attention of the Reeve.
Gárwig is in the Mead Hall of Forlaw.
You should speak with Gárwig.
- Gárwig: 'We have always had to defend our lands from creatures of the wild, and from bands of roaming Orcs. But things have never been this bad in Wildermore.'
- Gárwig says, "Wildermore has never faced such danger."
- Gárwig says, "I almost feel as if the leaders of the land are being hunted."
- Cyneberg says, "I wonder. Núrzum killed my father, Thrymm, and your kin..."
- Cyneberg says, "But the Orcs do not discriminate."
- Gárwig says, "Who is that at the door?"
- Defender says, "Reeve, sir! Orcs at the gate!"
- Gárwig says, "Eh?"
- Defender says, "Attackers at the west gate! Orcs, bearing the symbol of the White Hand."
- Defender says, "The snow makes it hard to see, but our archers seem to have the upper hand."
- Gárwig says, "The enemy grows ever more daring. Come -- let us go assess the situation."
- Follow Gárwig and speak with him
Assist Gárwig in Forlaw.
- Gárwig: 'Well, at least we have defeated them, from the looks of it. You there -- tell me what happened here.'
- Assist Gárwig at the gate
Assist Gárwig in Forlaw.
- Defender says, "It was a very brief attack, Reeve Gárwig."
- Defender says, "No more than these dead Orcs you see here."
- Defender says, "They threw themselves at the gate, and then...nothing. It was done."
- Gárwig says, "Hm. With such a small force, they could have no hope of capturing Forlaw."
- Gárwig says, "It was an odd move, even for Orcs."
- Cyneberg says, "Oh no. That...that chill. It is just like...."
- Núrzum says, "I greet you, Gárwig, Reeve of Wildermore."
- Gárwig says, "Are you here to murder me too, giant?"
- Gárwig says, "Why not be done with it? Kill me, and leave Wildermore forever."
- Cyneberg says, "No, Gárwig! We will not let him have you!"
- Núrzum says, "Ha! Do not flatter yourselves."
- Núrzum says, "If I was here to kill the old man, you could not stop me."
- Núrzum says, "I am here to deliver a gift."
- Núrzum says, "Here are the last of your sons."
- Cyneberg says, "Gárferth! Edsig! What have you done to them?"
- Núrzum says, "That is all for today. Farewell, Reeve of Wildermore."
Speak with Gárwig at the gate.
- Gárwig: Gárwig is pale and breathless, his eyes wide in shock at the cruel death of his remaining sons.
- 'Why did it not take me instead? What does the creature want from us?
- 'How can it be stopped?'
- Cyneberg: 'I... I cannot believe this. What dow we do?'
- Cynberg recovers a little when she sees her Reeve lying still in the snow.
- 'We must get the Reeve indoors at once. He is too frail to be out in the snow.'