- This quest is one of several regional Lost Lore quests. It is begun by finding any Dusty Page.
- These quests revolve around collecting audio journals that provide context to and depictions of historical events. Every time you collect pages of a tome, a short audio log will play. When all the pages are collected for a region, you will receive a completed text and a housing item that plays the entire audio.
You can read the complete lore text at Audio Journals: Lost Lore: Dwarves of Erebor.
The pages needed to complete this quest are found at the following coordinates:
- Dusty Page 1 : [28.4N, 25.6W] (behind the statue in front of the stairs leading to Erebor)
- "Many are the enemies of Dwarves: goblins, wargs, spiders, orcs. But oldest and greatest of our foes, yes, maybe greater even than Durin's Bane, are Dragons."
- Dusty Page 2 : [29.4N, 25.6W] (left of the Erebor gates)
- "Where Dwarves toil tirelessly, Dragons sleep. What Dwarves have mined and wrought, Dragons steal. What Dwarves barter and bestow, Dragons hoard. Truly, they are our natural foes."
- Dusty Page 3 : [29.4N, 25.5W] (right of the Erebor gates)
- "And, like all of Dwarf-kind's greatest sorrows, the curse of Dragons was brought on by ourselves, and cost us all we dreamed and held most dear."
- Dusty Page 4 : [27.9N, 30.2W] (north-west of Raven Hill)
- "For it was we, of Durin's Folk, who woke the great dragons in times of old, and in so doing lost the Grey Mountains that we called home."
- Dusty Page 5 : [15.7N, 50.9W] (The Forest Gate)
- "To Khazad-dûm we retreated then, but at last the wakened dragons came and found us there. With the aid of Elves and Men, we bested them, though the cost was great, and for a time knew peace."
- Dusty Page 6 : [31.0N, 27.8W] (far north of Raven Hill, north-west of Erebor in the mountains, the quest "Carving Out a Home" leads you right to it)
- "Centuries of peace passed, and the memory of dragons faded. So it was that to the Grey Mountains we sojourned a second time, unknowing that the dragons who had lived and fled lay slumbering there."
- Dusty Page 7 : (Hall Under the Mountain across the Vault-keeper)
- "Again we fled the dragons' wrath and this time came to Erebor, the Lonely Mountain. But the great Scatha, wakened, wandered far and wide, troubling all."
- Dusty Page 8 : (Hall Under the Mountain on the right stair after the Vault-keeper)
- "It was a Man, Fram, son of Frumgar, Chief of the Éothéod, who ended the Dragon Scatha. A great deed to echo through the ages, and a Dragon's hoard as prize."
- Dusty Page 9 : (Hall Under the Mountain behind the Vault-keeper)
- "Now much of Scatha's hoard was taken from Durin's Folk, and so a messenger was sent to the Men of the Éothéod, begging our share."
- Dusty Page 10 : (Hall Under the Mountain on the second floor, on the left side, next to a fireplace)
- "The tale of Smaug in Erebor, and how upon Thorin Oakenshield's return, Smaug woke and was slain, is well enough known in these times. I will say only: let this be the last Dragon and last of our sorrows."
- Dusty Page 11 : (Hall Under the Mountain on the left just before the throne of Thorin III)
- "Time went and our dreams of the north would not die. So yet again, in the days of Thorin I, to the Grey Mountains we ventured again."
- Dusty Page 12 : [14.2N, 28.5W] (The Bones of Smaug, eastern flank)
- "This time, the dragons whose lives and memories are longer than ours, bided their time and waited."
- Dusty Page 13 : [29.0N, 25.5W] (in front of Erebor, east of the stables)
- "In a time of quiet, when the new king, Dáin I thought all safe, when the Men of the Éothéod were off at war, then the Dragons struck, and much was lost."
- Dusty Page 14 : [29.1N, 25.7W] (in front of Erebor, north of the stables)
- "The cold-drake Vethúg Wintermind slayed both King Dáin I and his son Frór. Their Grey Kingdom was lost, and we fled again, tears in our eyes, to return north no more."
- Dusty Page 15 : [28.1N, 25.7W] (south of Erebor)
- "Now Thrór II built anew in Erebor, and Grór his brother in the Iron Hills. Our dreams were dead or abandoned, but in time Smaug the Golden awoke and to the Lonely Mountain came."
- Dusty Page 16 : (Hall Under the Mountain next to the stair going down to the stream, across from the Lore-Master Runi)
- "What was their reply? A necklace made of Scatha's teeth and nothing more. This was the final Dragon's curse: a sickness of greed that turns those who should be allies into foes."
- Dusty Page 17 : (Hall Under the Mountain east of the throne, after the braziers)
- "Some may say I am cautious or old and weary, but still I say: let us dream no more dreams that may bring ruin on Durin's Folk. Let dragons sleep, and Dwarves toil fruitfully where they dwell, and the work of our hands suffice."