|Start Region||Eryn Lasgalen|
|End Region||Eryn Lasgalen|
|Quest Group||The Dale-lands|
|Quest Chain||Trail of Rust|
|Walkthrough & Notes|
'Those were Men of Mordor, then? But look: a raft approaches from across the water. Can you see the occupant? He is dressed as those men were, and by his bearing, I guess he is their leader.
'I wonder what he might tell us of this dark plot we have found here, if we brave standing before him.'
Thorlind has spotted a raft bearing a man who might be the leader of this strange plot, approaching Esgaroth.
You should confront the leader of the excavation, who is located on a raft at the edge of Esgaroth-of-old.
You should investigate the strange pile on one of the rafts in Esgaroth-of-old.
Smaug's bones are in the water, in Esgaroth-of-old.
You should find a good vantage place to inspect Smaug's bones.
You should talk to Thorlind, who can be found just outside of Esgaroth-of-old.
You should travel to Lake-town, north of Esgaroth-of-old.
Lake-town can be found in the Dale-lands.
You should look for anyone in Lake-town who is concerned with Smaug's bones.
The unruly crowd can be found in Lake-town.
You should find out why someone in the unruly crowd spoke the name of Smaug.