- Main article: Books (Online)
- Location: Jorunn's Stand, Eastmarch
- Author: Hadmal Lastblood
- Related Quest: Torn Asunder
- Collection: Mysteries and Clues
If this message reaches you, I must assume you did what I could not and stopped my wife. I apologize for not accompanying you to the ruins. My family's blood already stains my hands, and I couldn't bear to go through that ordeal all over again.
To think that everything I had to do ten years ago could have come undone, that it could have all been for nothing, I couldn't stand the thought! At the same time, I couldn't end their lives. Not again. I had to let that fall to you. And for that, I'm sorry.
I've left a small reward for you. It's in my chest, behind this tent. My journal is also there. It contains the entire story of what I was forced to do.
Kyne watch over you, my friend. Kyne watch over us all. — Hadmal