The red-eyed bear?
Did you really see it?
That bear reigns over the frozen caverns.
It is my nemesis, though I've only met it twice in my life.
When first we met, I fled.
I didn't have the skill to fight him.
When next we met, I fought ferociously.
But my weapon broke, and again, I was forced to flee.
The next time we meet...
(Kirstie gets a glint in her eyes.)
The next time we meet will be the last.
I just need a weapon strong enough to endure the fight.
But you aren't here for my stories, are you?
(You explain about the kobolds.)
No, that bear has nothing to do with the Kobolds.
He's extremely territorial.
But you saw Kobolds in his cave?
That's strange... All right, <Vella>.
I need you to look into this further.
I can show you how to get into the caves
without getting that bear's attention.
There are two different ways to get there.
First, you can go through the frozen Western Ice Passage.
Or, you can take the narrow path in Southern Rock Cliff.
I'd suggest taking that one, honestly.
The road in Western Ice Passage will be smoother,
but there's a greater chance that the bear might find you.