- This quest is one of several regional Lost Lore quests. It begins when you find your first Soggy 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: Men of Dale.
The pages needed to complete this quest are found at the following coordinates:
- Soggy Page locations from Bullroarer Build 1
- Soggy Page 1 : [26.2N, 26.4W] (the Dale-lands, Westoft, center)
- "Long ago, there lived a simple archer named Bródda. One day, he came across the Dwarf-king Thrór beset by Orcs, and with his arrows saved the Dwarf-king's life."
- Soggy Page 2 : [25.2N, 25.7W] (Dale, south of the north entrance, across from the Jolly Bell tavern)
- "Thus was Bródda made lord of Dale, and by the Dwarf-King Thrór gifted the name Geirjarn Ironbolt and a Black Arrow, thrice forged, hard enough to pierce through stone."
- Soggy Page 3 : [24.8N, 25.6W] (Dale, in the northern market)
- "King Thrór promised such a gift to each lord of Dale. Trade grew and thrived between Men and Dwarves, and for seven more lords, seven more Black Arrows were forged."
- Soggy Page 4 : [26.5N, 25.5W] (north of Dale, at the crossing of the Flight to the Lonely Mountain instance)
- "And then the dragon came. Fire and ruin did Smaug rain on Dale and Erebor, for he had set his heart upon the riches under the mountain."
- Soggy Page 5 : [24.2N, 25.8W] (Dale, western part, east of thestables)
- "Now the Lord of Dale when Smaug attacked was Geirjarn, third of his name. Seven Black Arrows he loosed upon that worm, and each fell short of its mark, the last leaving only a scratch, before he perished in the flames."
- Soggy Page 6 : [23.1N, 26.1W] (on the southern bridge from laketown to Dale)
- "Smaug's Desolation fell over the vale. Men fled to Laketown and the Dwarves fled farther. Geirjarn became known as Girion, his sad and shameful tale spread far and wide."
- Soggy Page 7 : [21.8N, 26.2W] (the Dale-lands, Bridgethorp, center)
- "What few knew was that one Black Arrow survived. Eight Lords, eight arrows. Did you count? It fled the fires with Brandjarn, Girion's son, who survived."
- Soggy Page 8 : [21.7N, 26.3W] (the Dale-lands, Bridgethorp, western gate)
- "Brandjarn took the name Brand, hiding all his lineage for shame of his father's failing. And so the Black Arrow passed secretly from father to son, father to son."
- Soggy Page 9 : Lake-town Barracks, western-room (entrance at [17.0N, 27.2W])
- "Many years went by, and Bain, Brand's grandson, came out of the woods to be an archer of the Lake-town guard, like his distant ancestor before him."
- Soggy Page 10 : [17.2N, 27.0W] (Lake-town just east of the Trading Hall under a watch post)
- "Father to son and father to son again the Black Arrow was secretly passed, until the day the dragon sleeping within the mountain awaked."
- Soggy Page 11 : [17.3N, 26.8W] (Lake-town east of the Forge-master and in front of the Master’s Manor)
- "Roused from slumber, Smaug took to the sky, and all the Lake-folk would have died but for your great grandsire, named as you are: Bard."
- Soggy Page 12 : [14.2N, 28.7W] (The Bones of Smaug, western flank)
- "Fire around him and dragon above, Bard stood just as Girion had done long before. Yet Bard's aim was true, and his one Black Arrow struck Smaug down."
- Soggy Page 13 : [25.0N, 25.5W] (Dale, next to the fountain west of the Bells of Dale final boss room)
- "After the slaying of Smaug, Bard's true lineage was revealed, and so he was named Bard the Bowman, new king of new-built Dale."
- Soggy Page 14 : [25.2N, 25.2W] (Dale, northwest corner of the Great-keep)
- "Great were the gifts of the new Dwarf-king, Dáin Ironfoot, not least among them new Black Arrows, thrice forged, one for each new Lord of Dale."
- Soggy Page 15 : [24.9N, 25.2W] (Dale, southwest corner of the Great-keep)
- "And so this arrow was forged for you, my son. May you never need it, yet keep it well, for some distant day, it may save us all."