Quest:The Easterling Menace
|Starts with||Náin the Slakeless|
|Start Region||Iron Hills|
|Quest Group||The Defence of Hammerstead|
|Walkthrough & Notes|
'Aye, I am still alive. Had someone told you otherwise? I fought at Erebor, and though my father and King Brand both fell, I survived... mostly intact.'
He gestures to his metal ear and agate eye.
'The ones responsible for these paid dearly.
'Though we suffered heavy losses, we were victorious. The Easterlings failed to sack either Járnfast or Erebor. However, instead of fleeing back east with their tails between their legs like the dogs they are, they stayed put!
'They are holed up in the Dalish village, Utterby. You no doubt passed it on the way here. Perhaps we could easily deal with just the small remaining host from the battle, but more Easterlings are constantly streaming up the stair at Skald's Drop and adding to that host! It is only a matter of time before their numbers overwhelm what we have here in the Ironfold. More bloodshed seems unavoidable.
'I have decisions to make, difficult decisions. We could collapse the stair, and prevent more Easterlings from entering the Ironfold, but it would also cut off legitimate trade into the Dale-lands, and the route of the Zhélruka clan. And, if rumours are to be believed, the Easterlings are fleeing something terrible and they no longer have a home to which they may return. Aye, the Longbeards would be sympathetic to that plight, or at least they should be.
'Please speak with my advisers, and the citizens of Járnfast. Hear their words, and relay them back to me. This matter is one that must be carefully considered.'
Náin the Slakeless, Lord of Járnfast, has many decisions to make regarding the Easterling host that occupies his lands.
Lord Náin has asked you to speak to his advisers in Járnfast.
You should talk to Aldin, Hógur, and Féli.
Lord Náin has asked you to gauge the opinions of the citizens of Járnfast.
You should talk to Járnfast citizens.
You should talk to Lord Náin, who can be found at his seat in Járnfast.
The convoy of weapons was coming from Hammerstead, north-west of Járnfast.
You should find some sign of the convoy on the path from Hammerstead.
You have found the weapons convoy sacked, and many dwarves dead.
You should talk to the survivor, Vílur Strayfoot.
Vílur Strayfoot has warned you that an attack on Hammerstead is imminent!
You should travel to Hammerstead!
Hammerstead is under attack by the Easterlings!
You should find the captain of the guard, Lóssi.