Talking to Varathorn in the Dalish Camp triggers this quest. He will tell The Warden about the elven craftsmanship of old, and will mention that if he had ironbark, he would be able to make a weapon of comparable quality.
The ironbark is located in the West Brecilian Forest, by a fallen tree over a river near the northern exit to East Brecilian Forest (the location of the iron bark is marked on the map). Retrieve it and bring it back to Varathorn. Varathorn will ask whether a breastplate or a bow is preferable; it is possible to persuade him to make both. If Varathorn refuses to trade with you and you have not yet completed this quest, completing it and "donating" the Ironbark appears to let you back into his good graces.
Your reward will depend on how you respond to his offer to make you an item:
- Ask him to make a bow: Wolf-Killer.
- Ask him for a breastplate: Varathorn's Armor.
- Ask for neither: Varathorn's Amulet.
- Persuade him to make both the bow and breastplate.
- This option offers the highest monetary gain if you sell the items: 3.
- If the Persuade fails, you can apologize, and by telling Varathorn you want neither item, you are given 4.
- Bug! In the dialogue with Varathorn, the first two choices after he initially refuses are identical (both persuade).
|Name|| Damage ||Critical chance||Armor penetration||Strength modifier||Runes||Enhancements||Notes|
Requires: 28 dexterity
|8.40||1.40%||7.20||1.00||0||pc+4 damage vs. undead |
pc+8 damage vs. beasts
|This item is crafted by Varathorn after completing the Rare Ironbark quest.|
|Name|| Armor ||Fatigue||Runes||Enhancements||Notes|
|Varathorn's Armor |
Requires: 30 strength
|8.92||8.75%||0|| +3 armor |
+20% nature resistance
|Varathorn's Amulet||+20% nature resistance |
|Crafted by Varathorn for the player if you refuse the other items he wishes to make for you from the Rare Ironbark you collected in the West Brecilian Forest|