Helping the Weaponsmith
DISCLAIMER: Your Steps and Tasks may be different
Quest release with Patch 1.60
Yrling, the armor merchant in Aegirhamn, will ask you to collect some items for him: A Chilly Skelett Bone (from Chilly Skeletts in the area immediately surrounding the town of Bjarken in Gripklosa Mountains), Skalklan Blood (which he claims are from Skalklan Shellsplitters, but mine dropped from a Skalklan Shellcrafter - there are several Skalklan camps with both mobs in the area straight out from Aegirhamn in Munin Sound), and Morvalt Landflyke Hair (from Morvalt Landflykes, also in the area around Bjarken).
Yrling wants you to take the note he gave you, and the 3 items, to Cadbg in Hagall. Cadbg will take the note and the first item, the Chilly Skelett bone, but then asks for the Morvalt Hair, not the Skalklan blood - he will not take the hair. If you give him the blood, he will step you to 'return the potion to Yrling in Aegirhamn' and will not accept the hair, as well as not giving you the potion. At this point I had to wait for a CSR to create the item, a 'Translucent Potion' - hopefully it will be fixed in one of these server downages.
Once you return to Yrling with the potion, he does a little dance, then turns around and notices his swords are missing. He thinks Styer, also in Aegirhamn, stole them, and asks you to speak with him. Styer is innocent, and when you return to Yrling with that information, a Shale Golem Emissary will spawn and you will have to speak with it. Getting the full text from the Shale Golem might be difficult, as it seems in this first spawn, an NPC in town attacks it with a spell, then all the other NPCs gang up on it and kill it.
However, it does tell you what you need to do next: Find Ghirni, a morvalt renegade, 'off the road, toward the water where the shale golems spawn.' This information isn't technically correct, the 'shale golems' are actually 'coral things' although they do have the same graphic as shale golems. Ghirni is in the morvalt camp right next to them. Loc 46k, 37k. You can get there by running straight out of Aegirhamn until you hit the water, then following the coast to your left (avoiding the aggro mobs, of course).
When you kill Ghirni, he will drop a head and a Pristine Obsidian Sword. Return to Aegirhamn, the Shale Golem Emissary will be respawned. Give him the head, and you will get a Ring of Shale. Give Yrling the sword, and he will offer you a choice of weapons. I chose Greatsword, but received a 1handed Bastard Sword.
Quest items may be class specific. I received 520k xp and 2 gold from the Emissary, and 1,040k and 2 more gold from Yrling.
Overall, it will be a great quest once the bugs are worked out.