The Stone Giant Emissary eyed the dwarf for a moment, sizing him up, as it were. Gimlak had carefully used the title "King of the Mountains" in describing his father, for he knew that announcing which mountains would likely lead to conflict. The stone giants and the dwarves of the Crystalmist mountains had long argued over who was king of what.
Soon Laerthar replied, saying, "Your quarrel with Chief Nosnra no doubt began with his raids. We stone giants have remained neutral when it comes to raiding. It is neither here, nor there, to us. Thane Arnak has us here to learn what the Dirt Giants have found under their steading, and to join in its excavation. Two of my men work to uncover it now."
He turned to his aide and asked (in giant), ::Are there dwarves among the laborers?::
Utharn nodded and added, ::I believe there are some involved in the excavations and more of them at Smolderheart's Smithy::
Laerthar waved a hand, as if that last was more information than he cared to have, and he said magnanimously, "I will have them released into your custody."
"Heed my warning: With Chief Nosnra and Grutha dead, you will find that there will be a short reprieve followed by righteous vengeance. His first wife, Morzul, was mother to a few of these... offspring. That she did not eat them as babies suggests that she was fond. She has the ear of Jarl Grugnur of the Shrouded Glacier. The frost giants will soon be on the march."