Quest:Rust and Rime
|Starts with||King Thorin III|
|Starts at||Hall Under the Mountain|
|Start Region||Eryn Lasgalen and the Dale-lands|
|Quest Group||The Lay of Rust and Rime|
|Walkthrough & Notes|
'It is good to look upon you once more, <name>.
'Vethúg Wintermind was a cunning foe, but his defeat was a great victory for Durin's Folk. When he fled the battle, I believe he flew for Thikil-gundu, the Steel Keep, but where he has gone matters not. If his wounds have not yet ended him, they soon will!
'As for Karazgar, it seems his plots have come to naught... or so he would have us believe. I received word that Karazgar passed near to Ravenhill shortly after the battle against Vethúg was ended. He moved silently among the trees, but even still, Arcah's people spied him from above and said that he made for the Grey Mountains.
'Why did he not come to Erebor to claim his prey? I want to know his purpose in taking that path!'
In the aftermath of Vethúg Wintermind's attack on Erebor, King Thorin III remains uneasy about Karazgar.
Karazgar passed near to Ravenhill when he departed the lands of the North.
King Thorin III has asked you to search the lands surrounding Ravenhill for signs of Karazgar's passage into the Grey Mountains.
The trail of rust can be found to the south-west of Ravenhill.
You have discovered a trail of rust leading north-west towards the Grey Mountains and should follow it to see where it leads.
The lone raven can be found near the path into the Grey Mountains.
You followed a trail of rust and discovered another of Arcah's ravens. You should signal it to return to its kin at Ravenhill.
Arcah can be found at Ravenhill.
The raven you found may know where Vethúg and Karazgar have gone in the wake of the attack on Erebor. You should talk to Arcah and learn what it saw.
King Thorin III can be found before his throne in the Hall Under the Mountain.
You have learned that Karazgar passed into the Grey Mountains in pursuit of Vethúg Wintermind. You should inform King Thorin of what you learned.