Quest:The Story Behind the Death

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The Story Behind the Death
Level 72
Type Solo
Starts with Gadda
Starts at Abandoned Farm
Start Region Great River
Map Ref [29.5S, 60.1W]
Ends with Sabert
Ends at Stangard
End Region Stangard
Map Ref [25.7S, 62.8W]
Quest Group Eorlsmead
Quest Text

Bestowal dialogue

'Now that you have seen our new mission here in carrying on what you began, I hope that you will help me one last time. If I return to Stangard, it will be my death...but I could not serve under such a man as Sithric. Stanric was my commander.

'I fear that there was treachery involved in Stanric's death, <name>, but I cannot go back to investigate. No one will talk to me -- they will only arrest me or kill me on sight. I hope that you can discover what really happened.'

Background

Gadda wishes for you to ask around Stangard about the death of Stanric, hoping that someone will know if Sithric was involved.

Objective 1

  • Talk to Sabert, your one remaining friend at Stangard

Sabert, your friend at Stangard, still guards the gate.

You should speak with Sabert upon your return to Stangard.

Sabert: 'I am glad to see you again, my friend. Things are not well here since our good leader passed. How fares Gadda? I wish he would return to set things right....
'Gadda told me he suspected treachery in Stanric's death, but I have not the courage to ask anyone. Too many here have grown loyal to Sithric.'
Sabert fears the truth in Gadda's suspicion of murder, but is afraid to speak of it to anyone

Objective 2

  • Ask Byrnstan about the death of Stanric
  • Ask Uthrad about the death of Stanric
  • Ask Wada about the death of Stanric
  • Ask Athulf about the death of Stanric
  • Ask Adalbert about the death of Stanric

Men of Stangard can be found throughout the town.

You should question many men about the death of Stanric, for Gadda suspects treachery on Sithric's part.

Byrnstan: 'You again? I would be careful if I were you...I hear Sithric has the guards on order to take you in for treason and trespassing.
'But you asked about Stanric...and indeed it is curious that he died so suddenly, not ill, not frail, strong and hale as an ox. I did not see it, myself, so I cannot say more.'
Byrnstan does not know much, but finds it strange that Stanric died so suddenly
Uthrad: 'You! Sithric is wanting to have words with you. Come along nice and quietly to the lockhouse....'
Uthrad says, "Cannot...win!"
You have knocked the guard unconscious as he tried to arrest you. It would be best to move along quickly
Wada: 'I...do not wish to speak too loudly on this issue, but I agree with Gadda. I was half tempted to leave with him, but I fear the repercussions.
'Things are worse than ever now, and I think Stanric was trying to stand up to Sithric...that is, right before he died. It is strange, is it not?
Wada once supported Sithric, but begins to suspect corruption and treachery
Athulf: 'Nobody saw what happened, but Stanric seemed healthy and inspired just before his death! In fact, he kept talking about you. He was trying to motivate people to do what was right and not what was ruled.
'He felt that the council was too slow to make decisions, and Stangard had suffered too long. And...it seemed that the men responded very well to his guidance. Then...he was dead!'
Athulf notes that Stanric died just as he grew inspired to incite change in Stangard
Adalbert: 'You! Sithric is wanting to have words with you. Come along nice and quietly to the lockhouse....'
Adalbert says, "Cannot...win!"
You have knocked the guard unconscious as he tried to arrest you -- best to move along quickly

Objective 3

  • Return to Sabert at the front gate

Sabert guards the front gate of Stangard.

You should speak with Sabert at once about all that transpired during your questioning.

Sabert: 'Sithric ordered guards to arrest you? Why, I heard nothing of that! And how suspicious that nobody saw Stanric die or even saw him sick. He was in perfect health just the day before.
'I am beginning to grow roused, <name>. The investigation should not stop now!'