Quest:Treachery in Esgaroth
|Starts with||King Thranduil|
|Ends with||King Thorin III|
|Ends at||Hall Under the Mountain|
|End Region||Eryn Lasgalen and the Dale-lands|
|Quest Group||The Lay of Rust and Rime|
|Walkthrough & Notes|
'<name>, I have received an urgent missive from the Master of Lake-town regarding Karazgar.
'It seems the smugglers in league with Karazgar have succeeded in delivering their cargo to his agents in Esgaroth-of-old. If the cargo is similar to what you discovered, it will be filled with cold-drakelings. I believe that Karazgar seeks more dragon bones in his misguided belief that they will bolster his strength or grant him some measure of sorcery, but none know the truth of this matter. I would ask that you travel to Esgaroth-of-old and put a stop to his agents. If Karazgar's agents have gathered the slain drakelings among the bones of Smaug, burn their remains before they fall into his hands.
'Once Esgaroth-of-old is free of his influence, I would ask that you return to Erebor. The King Under the Mountain is troubled greatly by what you learned of Hrimil Frost-heart in your vision and wishes to speak with you.'
Upon the bones of Esgaroth-of-old, the designs of Karazgar are at last revealed.
Esgaroth-of-old can be found to the east of Eryn Lasgalen on the banks of the Long Lake.
Thranduil has learned that Karazgar's agents have returned to Esgaroth-of-old, and he seeks to put an end to the Weeping Warrior's plot against the North.
Slain drakelings can be found near the bones of Smaug in Esgaroth-of-old.
You have discovered the smuggled drakelings laid bare in Esgaroth-of-old as a means to incite the ire of the Herald of Winter.
Karazgar might be found somewhere in Esgaroth-of-old.
You should search for Karazgar in Esgaroth-of-old. He might be found near the bones of Smaug.
The path of slain Men can be found along the broken bridge to Esgaroth-of-old.
You have not found any sign of the Weeping Warrior, but you discovered a path of slain Men leading down the old bridge of Esgaroth. You should see where it leads.
The cold-drake can be found amid the bones of Smaug in Esgaroth-of-old.
You have not found Karazgar, but a dying cold-drake stares towards the bones of Smaug from the old bridge. You should examine the cold-drake.
King Thorin III can be found in the Hall Under the Mountain.
A cold-drake has delivered a chilling threat against the people of the North. You should warn King Thorin III.