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You will find him in the courtyard while looking for a way into the keep with Gwendis. He is terrified of you, and cowers.
- Grolag: "Outsiders! Surface-dwellers!"
- Gwendis: "Quiet down! We're not here to harm you. I promise."
Speak with him.
- "No … harm? No hitting? No. No! The Wood Elf lies. Everyone lies!
Essenia will beat me. Will kill me! Then bring me back. Then … then kill me again!"
- Easy. What did Lady Essenia do to you?
- "Tested me. But I failed! Failed experiment. Failure! So … so many more. So many dead. But not anymore. No. The Blood Queen succeeded. Can't stop her now. You can't! Must serve. Have to serve.
Nowhere is safe. Nowhere. You … you must run! Flee!"
- We can't leave now. We have to get inside the keep.
- "Foolish! Only death inside. Death and torture. My clan … all I had. Gone … gone because of Lady Essenia.
But the Blood Queen reigns. Don't you see? She is master. I am servant. I … I have to serve."
- Can you tell us if there's an entrance to the keep, at least?
- "You think you can hide from her? No, no, no. The Blood Queen sees. The Blood Queen knows! But … if I tell you, you will leave. Yes. You have to leave!
I will show you. I will show you the way. Then you go die alone in the cave!"
- Show us how to get inside and we'll leave you alone. You have my word.
He heads up the path and points to the northwest, towards a cave.