|Quest Giver||Barthel Gernand|
or Cracked Wood Cave
|Reward||1 Fame and respawning money chest|
Talk to Mirisa to get the next part of this quest. Mirisa says that the goblins at Cropsford are war parties from Cracked Wood Cave on their way to attack a rival tribe at Timberscar Cave (appears as Timberscar Hollow on the map). The Timberscar Cave goblins stole the Cracked Wood Cave tribe's Totem Head.
There are two ways to finish this quest. The easy way is to recover the Totem Head from the goblins in Timberscar Cave which would stop the war between the two tribes and leave Cropsford in peace. The Hero do not have to kill any goblins; sneaking in and stealing the Totem Head is adequate. The hard way is to kill the shaman of Cracked Wood Cave, which should effectively destroy the tribe and stop their war parties from attacking Cropsford.
Once they either recover the Totem Head or kill the Shaman return to Mirisa. If they took the Totem Head she will tell them that they can cause trouble by giving the Totem Head to a rival goblin tribe. Talk to Barthel Gernand to complete the quest. He promises them a hero's welcome in Cropsford once they have had a chance to establish the settlement.
As an aside, when they do return to Cropsford, on the second floor of the main house be sure to find a chest named Reward Chest. It refills with gold periodically which they are free to take.
I met Barthel Gernand on the road southwest of the Imperial City. He and his family wish to build a settlement at Cropsford, but have been unable to do so thanks to maurading goblins. I should talk to Mirisa about how to clear the goblins from the settlement site.
Mirisa says that the goblins at Cropsford are war parties from Cracked Wood Cave, on their way to attack a rival tribe at Timberscar Cave. She's not sure, but usually goblin wars are caused by one tribe stealing the Totem Head from another.
I have taken the Totem Head from the goblins at Timberscar Cave. I should return to Mirisa and ask her what to do next.
Barthel Gernand thanked me profusely for ending the goblin threat to Cropsford. He promised me a hero's welcome in Cropsford once they have had a chance to establish the settlement.