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Unwanted Elements

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Unwanted Elements is an introductory quest to the Icewind Dale Campaign. It varies depending on whether you have a contract with the Arcane Brotherhood or Ten-Towns.

Unwanted Elements
Level: 70
Preceded by: Icewind Adventures
Followed by: Speak to the Speaker
Given by: Alden Lowell
Starts in: Caer-Konig
Also occurs in:
Ends in: Caer-Konig
Turn in to: Alden Lowell
604 XP
2 Silver, 21 Copper
Duration: {{{duration}}}

Objective[edit | edit source]

Speak to Baerick Hammerstone and Urgus Battlehammer to cure Baerick's madness in Caer-Konig.

Summary[edit | edit source]

Alden Lowell
You want to be careful with that raw black ice. Hold it in that form too long, it will start to affect your mind.

There is someone in Caer-Konig who might be able to help you refine the black ice, but I'm afraid he's somewhat... unstable. He's prone to outbursts, but he and his cousin Urgus are the only people who know how to forge that stuff. I'd banish him from town, but he's brought in so much money.

Talk to Baerick Hammerstone. Maybe you'll be lucky and he'll be lucid. If he's not, talk to Urgus Battlehammer. He brings in useful goods from all over Icewind Dale. Maybe he can dig up something to help you reach Baerick.

Steps[edit | edit source]

  • Speak to Baerick Hammerstone
  • Speak to Urgus Battlehammer
  • Speak to Anara the Cerulean
  • Steal a Scroll of Break Enchantment (Ten-Towns)
  • Plant the Gem (Arcane Brotherhood)
  • Speak to Anara the Cerulean (Arcane Brotherhood)
  • Cast Break Enchantment on Baerick Hammerstone
  • Return to Baerick Hammerstone

Dialogue[edit | edit source]

  • Uh...Are you Baerick Hammerstone?
Baerick Hammerstone
Get away from me! I've killed before, and if you push me, I'll kill again!

Please... go... before I lose... control…

  • As you wish.

  • What happened to Baerick?
Urgus Battlehammer
Ever since he found the first black ice, he's been more than a little mad. Like someone is speaking in his mind, telling him to give in to his violent urges...

Wait a moment. What if someone actually IS whispering in his mind? If the black ice acts as a sort of conduit for a compulsion enchantment…

  • An enchantment?
Urgus Battlehammer
Of course! If he's enchanted, we might cure him! Talk to Anara the Cerulean and see if she might be willing to lend you something to break this enchantment.

I hope this works…

  • It has to work. I need Baerick healthy and working.

Arcane Brotherhood:

  • Urgus Battlehammer thinks Baerick Hammerstone may be enchanted. He also said you might be able to help.
Anara the Cerulean
Did he? Perhaps I can, but it will be expensive. Spells to break enchantment are very advanced, after all. Perhaps you can do me a favor in exchange for my help?
  • A favor?
Anara the Cerulean
There are some... documents in the possession of the Ten-Towners over there. I would like to know what they say about our presence here, and I suspect politely asking will not yield positive results.

Distract the Ten-Towners and place this gem in the basket there. While you do that, I will secure the scroll you require.

  • I Understand.

After planting the Gem:

  • I planted the gem.
Anara the Cerulean
The scroll is yours. I hope it helps your friend.
  • As do I.


  • Urgus Battlehammer thinks Baerick Hammerstone may be enchanted. He also said you might be able to help.
Anara the Cerulean
Did he? Perhaps I can. I believe we have a scroll to break enchantments among our collection.

But I see no contract with the Arcane Brotherhood in your possession. I have no interest in doing business with you at this time.

  • But -
Anara the Cerulean
But nothing. I am not accustomed to repeating myself. Begone before I make an example of you.
  • Very well.

Completion[edit | edit source]

Baerick Hammerstone
What did you do? I can think clearly for the first time in... I have no idea how long it has been.

I can never thank you enough! But I feel... something. Is that unrefined black ice you have? You have to be careful with that!

I was on the verge of perfecting a process that can cleanse this foul ice of its corrupting malevolence when... well, I'd rather not talk about it. But I've learned enough that I can start training people how to make this damned stuff safe to carry!

If I could only get my hands on a hammer, some tongs, and a few apprentices. My business is in shambles!