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The Smith's Shipment is a side quest in Pillars of Eternity.


Tuatanu, Gilded Vale's blacksmith, has not received his latest shipment of iron from Loghome. He suspects someone intercepted the caravan in Black Meadow and asks the Watcher to investigate.


  1. When you enter Gilded Vale head to the last enterable building in the south-east, the Black Hammer Smithy. You can also recognise the smith as it has a sign with an anvil outside of the door.
  2. Speak with Tuatanu.
  3. After leaving the blacksmith head east to Esternwood and then go south to head for Black Meadow.
  4. Optional: Once in Black Meadow turn southwest to find out the fate of the crew and the wagon.
  5. Alternatively, directly head north-west and you will soon reach a campfire with several bandits around it. Once they spot you they will turn hostile and combat will be initiated.
  6. Kill all the bandits and search the crates and barrels around the campsite to find the smith's shipment.
  7. Return to Tuatanu for your reward.


  • If you slowly sneak up on the bandits' camp from the west, you may be able to observe a conversation. The leader of the bandits immediately orders a man named Willem to keep an eye on the road. This scout is then easily separated from the rest of the bandits, which simplifies the subsequent fight against the rest of the group. From this side of the camp you can also easily lure the remaining bandits into a group of trolls that are at the north-west of the map making the fight very easy.
  • A note found in the crate with the smith's shipment specifies that the bandits are under orders to deliver the shipment to a fence named Curnd, who is present in northeast of Ondra's Gift at night. This note allows the player to buy items from Curnd by using the passphrase "Yc Nybeon Eldfeon", but it is not possible to complete this quest by handing the shipment over to him.


ID Objectives
0 The Smith's Shipment
10000 Tuatanu, Gilded Vale's smith, has been expecting a shipment of supplies for a long time. He worries that something has befallen the wagon, which was traveling along the eastern road towards Gilded Vale.
1 Travel to the Black Meadow.
10001 Tuatanu has asked me to seek out one of the Black Hammer Smithery's supply wagons, which was expected to arrive in Gilded Vale several days ago. He suggested I might find some trace of it within the Black Meadow, which lies to the southeast of Gilded Vale.
2 Track down the shipment.
10002 I have arrived in the Black Meadow. Tuatanu had much to say on the dangers of this place, which teems with animals and outlaws alike. Searching along the roads may provide some sign of the wagon's fate, or even the shipment itself.
20000 I have found an overturned cart in the Black Meadow. It may be the wagon Tuatanu spoke of, but it's been cleared of supplies. Perhaps I can find more clues nearby.
20001 I came upon a group of bandits in the Black Meadow. They have been dealt with. Their camp is cluttered with stolen supplies. Perhaps I'll find Tuatanu's shipment in amongst the rest.
3 Return to Tuatanu.
10003 Tuatanu's fears were well-founded. I found the Black Hammer's shipment in the possession of a group of bandits haunting the northern edge of the meadow. It seems likely that Tuatanu's workers have met an untimely end. All that remains is to return the shipment, and claim my reward.
End states
No Failed - Tuatanu Killed
30000 Someone critically important to this quest has died.
Yes Returned Shipment
30001 I brought Tuatanu his missing shipment. He was pleased to have it, though he regretted the loss of his workers. He has promised to give me access to better goods, now that he has the resources to make them.