Thane Harvak is extremely grateful for all the adventurers have done and offers to take them back to his city Gilderock in the hills beyond the citadel. The adventurers remind him that payment is also due from Rangrim son of Prince Thorvil and possibly even the Lord and Lady Sevryn, whose town of Timbervale would soon return to prosperity following the re-opening of the pass.
Harvak graciously offers to honor Rangrim's promise in his stead and suggests that if they come with him to Gilderock, he would double it to make up for the adventurers not being able to return to Timbervale.
While this sounds excellent to the party, partly due to the extra money, but also due to the prospect of more adventure at the other side of the pass, there is more than a tinge of oddness to the request. Why not just let them go back to Timbervale to see Rangrim and then come back to see the Thane at Gilderock? Why offer more than needed - surely dwarves are known for their thrifty-ness?
However, the prospect of money and adventure lures the adventuring party much as an orc is drawn to filth, and they can't help themselves but to say yes. But the Thane is not finished. He begins to talk of their brave deeds and how they will always be grateful to them. He recalls how so many died, and that it would all be in vain if Stonefang were ever to be released again.
He then presses the party never to talk of what happened here and to keep the Shadowed Chain's existence secret so that they may continue their most important duty. To convince them further and to seal the bond he gives them an amulet which he says would protect the wearer from harm (Amulet of Health +2, Fort, Ref, Will, resist 5 poison) along with a potion which he says is a most powerful curative (Potion of Healing).
When they reach Gilderock, they receive their reward (800gp) but they are suspicious of the Thane and his motives against Rangrim and his father the Prince.
On to you Sven!