|Release date||26 July 2005 (Update)|
|Quest NPC?||Forgettable Tale of a Drunken Dwarf|
|Location||Red Axe base (near Keldagrim)|
|Examine|| Seem intelligent... for an ogre.|
|Notable features||A powerful ogre shaman. Works with memory.|
Grunsh, the Ogre shaman is an ogre shaman that plays a significant role in the Forgettable Tale of a Drunken Dwarf and Forgiveness of a Chaos Dwarf quests. During the quest, it is revealed that The Red Axe is using Grunsh to cover up their operations and turn Dwarves kidnapped from East Keldagrim (the poor side of Keldagrim) into Chaos dwarves, with the help of gnome technology from Arposandra.
Several years ago, a group of dwarves in the employment of The Red Axe were conducting an unknown operation on the frozen peak of Trollweiss Mountain, the colossal mountain beneath which the dwarves' capital city, Keldagrim, is hidden. The dwarves were led by Colonel Grimsson, the violent right-hand man of the company's director, Hreidmar.
Whilst wandering the icy land, the dwarves found Grunsh in the snow, at first believing him to be a native troll. Unconscious, freezing, and on the brink of death, the dwarves soon realised that he was an ogre.
Joining The Red AxeEdit
Once awake and partially healed, Grunsh could remember nothing. How he came to be so far from the ogre homeland in the Feldip Hills remains a mystery to this day. Grunsh soon proved to be intelligent by ogre standards, capable of casting magic. As dwarves do not use magic, Hreidmar soon saw the value in having a mage on his side and recruited Grunsh as employee #38262.
The Forgettable Tale of a Drunken DwarfEdit
During the Forgettable Tale of a Drunken Dwarf, the player attempts to understand the ravings of a drunken dwarf, who the Dwarven Black Guard believes may have information related to the recently departed Red Axe.
The player infiltrates a hidden Red Axe facility after some time, only to realise that the dwarf's memory was altered by Grunsh. The dwarf, while exploring the mines in which the Red Axe was hidden, discovered that The Red Axe was working with the gnomes of Arposandra in an effort to gain control of Keldagrim. He was captured by the Red Axe and brainwashed by Grunsh, leaving him with little memory of the incident and craving for beer and kebabs. In his now alcoholic state he would not be believed.
The player suffers a similar fate; while observing a procession of artificially manufactured chaos dwarves, they are caught and brainwashed, leaving them with no memory of their discovery. They then go on a drunken rave in the Laughing Miner Pub, effectively rendering any remaining memories unbelievable.
Only Commander Veldaban, the commander of the Black Guard regiment in Keldagrim, suspects that their memories may have been altered magically.
Forgiveness of a Chaos DwarfEdit
During the quest, it is revealed that Grunsh had been using his memory magic in order to turn ordinary dwarves into Chaos Dwarves for the Red Axe's vile purposes.
When the player is caught, they have no time to retaliate, and as a result Grunsh is not engaged in combat. However, if his skills are similar to those of other ogre shamans, Grunsh is capable of powerful magic that makes him almost impossible to defeat.
He is known to be able to cast stun spells and alter memories magically.