Wheel Clan, Main Levels
Outside (not shown)
To get the entrance of the Wheel Clan to show up, wear the Wheel Clan spectacles on your head, and then step into the stone square next to the mountains. Once the entrance appears the first time, it will always be there, and you won't need to hang onto the spectacles.
1 - Altar to Alberich
This is a part of the Ancient Gods quest. Alberich wants lava rocks.
2 - Passage to Randver Thunder Stone
The passage (which can be difficult to see) leads to the throne room where you can find Randver Thunder Stone, the King-in-Waiting. He'll tell you that Loghaire (the king) hasn't been himself since he exiled the Black Mountain Clan to the Isle of Despair, and that he has shut himself into the Dredge, the old and dangerous part of the mines.
Be sure to talk to Randver about the Clan Wars and Lorek. Those two topics should come up automatically. Also, if your intelligence is high enough (at least 10), you'll get a dialogue option starting with "I'm confused," and then you'll be able to talk to Randver about the Stone and the Shape. This latter topic is important for when you talk to Loghaire.
At the end of the conversation, one of two things should happen. Either Randver should show you a secret passage he has to get into the Dredge, or else he should give you permission to use the regular entrance into the Dredge (Exit F). Since you'll probably want to explore the entire Dredge anyway, it doesn't matter which entrance you get.
Finally, if Thorvald Two Stones asked you to notify the Wheel Clan of his whereabouts (on the Isle of Despair), you can do that when you talk to Randver and earn 800 experience.
3 - Vegard Molten Flow
He'll ask you to retrieve a family heirloom of his from the Dredge. When you find it (a toy train) and give it to Vegard, you'll receive 6400 experience and a miner's helmet.
4 - Erick Obsidian
Obsidian is a historian. He'll tell you about the Iron Clan, a mysterious group that created "wonders as the world has never known before or since." He'll give you a key schematic for the "Place of Iron" and ask you to retrieve the Durin Stone for him, should you find it there. This is the trigger for the Iron Clan quest (see the "Iron Clan" entry in the Other Quests section for details). When you give the Durin Stone to Obsidian you'll earn 6400 experience.
5 - Thrayne Iron Heart
Thrayne will ask you to talk to his brother Erland at the Stonecutter Clan, and try to convince him to come home. He'll even mark the location of the clan on your world map. You'll receive 6400 experience when you deliver the message. If you then come back and talk to Thrayne, you can ask for a reward and receive 200 gold. If you're feeling evil, you can tell Thrayne that his brother is coming home to kill him, and lose some alignment.
Note: Sometimes Thrayne goes to sleep and never wakes up, so you might not be able to get the quest or talk to him after you complete it.
6 - Inventor's Shop
7 - Blacksmith's Shop
The blacksmith sells mithril ore. You should also be able to find some in the Dredge.
8 - Herb Shop
9 - Garden
In the garden you'll find an olive tree, and, on the ground next to it, some olive branches. An olive branch is required for the Ancient Gods quest.
A. Exit to the world map.
B. Exit between levels 1 and 2.
C. Exit between levels 1 and 3.
D. Exit between levels 2 and 3.
E. Exit to the mines.
F. Exit to the Dredge. The dwarf blocking the stairs won't let you pass unless you have permission from Randver Thunder Stone (#2). If for some reason you don't get permission from Randver when you talk to him, and if he doesn't show you a secret passage down into the Dredge, then your only option to get in is to kill the dwarf guard. If you have any dwarves in your party, then you might want to kill the guard anyway to get his small basic platemail.
Wheel Clan, Lower Levels
1 - Treasure Chest
2 - Arvid Millstone
Millstone is the foreman of the miners. He'll tell you that something has been killing his miners. The culprit is a level 40 dread crystal spider (#3) and the other crystal spiders around it. Once you kill them and return to Millstone you'll receive 8500 experience, gain some alignment, and earn a reputation as a hero to the Wheel Clan.
3 - Dread Crystal Spider
4 - Vegard's Chamber
This is the chamber Vegard Molten Flow might have told you about if you explored the main levels of the Wheel Clan. You can use Vegard Molten Flow's key (#5) to open the door -- or just break it down -- and in the chest inside you'll find a toy train. That's the heirloom Vegard wants back.
5 - Vegard Molten Flow's Key
It's just lying on the ground.
6 - Grey King
He's only level 30, so he's not very difficult. You'll probably have more trouble with the brute fangs guarding him. In the chests next to the king, you can find the schematic for machined platemail and a sheet of mithril ore.
7 - Molten Giant
8 - Passage to Loghaire
Tell Loghaire about the Black Mountain Clan. He'll respond by telling you his part in the tale, that a group of elves sent by the Silver Lady, the queen of the elves, demanded the banishment of the Black Mountain Clan, and that he only agreed because they threatened war.
If you talked to Randver about the Stone and the Shape, then during the conversation, when Loghaire starts railing about his decision to exile the Black Mountain Clan, you'll get a dialogue option, "I know, I know. That's because your Stone is still true." If you take that option, then you'll be able to convince Loghaire to end his exile and become king again. For that you'll earn a fate point.
At the end of the conversation, Loghaire will start to realize the elf delegation who spoke to him seemed odd, and he'll ask you to look into the matter. He'll give you the name of an elf he dealt with, M'in Gorad, and he'll let you know that you can find the elves in Qintarra. However, he won't know how to get to Qintarra. Instead, he'll suggest you go to Stillwater, which might be near the elven city, and hunt for its location there. Then he'll mark the location of Stillwater on your world map.
After you've visit Qintarra and eventually discovered what happened to the Black Mountain Clan, you can come back to the Wheel Clan, and Loghaire will offer to join your party (provided you convinced him to end his exile). Loghaire starts out with 20 strength and 18 dexterity, and is a quality fighter.
A. Exit to the Wheel Clan level 1.
B. Exit to the Wheel Clan level 2.
C. Exit to the Wheel Clan level 3.