A letter found on a dwarven corpse suggests that a cave in the hills has a valuable vein of lyrium waiting to be mined.
Southeast of the Outskirts camp, read A Letter Found on a Dead Dwarf in the Smuggler's Cave to commence the quest.
The party will need to find the vein of lyrium in the cave, Ash Warrior's Refuge. The location will be marked on the map. The mine containing the lyrium is blocked by a magical barrier (ice element), so a mage will be required to get through.
A rebel spellbinder and two lesser shades occupy the cavern. Approach the lyrium vein at the end of the tunnel to complete the quest.
Reading the letter yields:
- 75 XP
Completing the quest yields:
- 44 XP
- 40 Influence
- The spellbinder always drops Keeper Ice Staff
Requires: Level 4
Damage: 28 Cold
+12% Barrier Damage Bonus.
- Further into the cave, the dead body of a dwarf is discovered. Loot his corpse to find Bianca Arms I (Enhanced) Schematic
Bianca Arms Schematic
Damage: 12 Metal
Offense: 7 Leather.
- If the lyrium vein is approached before picking up the letter in Smuggler's Cave, then the quest will complete immediately upon picking up the letter.
- There is also an Apostate Cache in another branch of the cave.