Speak to Inspector Tarem at the Shady Rest Inn.


Poor James never recovered from the destruction of the Shady Rest and the murder of his family. The boys and I are doing what we can to find the bastards who did this.

I've sent out best investigator, Inspector Tarem, out to the ruins, but this is too big a job for any one man. If you'd lend Tarem a hand, we'd appreciate it. Light knows, we'd all like to be out there helping.

The main road will lead you to the inn, but take care. Your journey will take you beyond the protection of my soldiers.


It's good to see that Captain Vimes is finally assigning others to this investigation.

I've used a reflective powders to dust the area. It will reveal suspicious objects and markings, helping you to focus your efforts. Look over anything the dust illuminates.


You will receive: 330 XP (or 2Silver 10Copper at 70)


This quest was added in Patch 2.3.0 as a more obvious means of getting people to the Shady Rest Inn to pick up the three quests out there.

When completing this quest, Tarem gives you the buff "Spread Reflective Dust", which lasts for 2 minutes. While buffed, 3 arrows appear in the general area. Hoofprints are next to Tarem, a Theramore Guard Badge is on the floor of the Inn, and a Black Shield is over the fireplace. Inspect each of the items to pick up a new quest. Players can ask Tarem to reapply the buff if necessary.

Quest progressionEdit

This is part of The Shady Rest Inn quest chain.

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