Havi went to a tall tree missing much of its bark and many of its branches, covered in the shed skin of an enormous snake.
- Havi: Here is the tree Hyrrokin mentioned, its bark cut deep by Jormungandr's sharp scales. I should look around for the missing cauldron.
Along the road to one side of the tree, Havi came across the smoking wreckage of a cart and a couple human bodies.
- Havi: Steel and flesh met here, but Jötnar leave no corpses.
He inspected a wheel, broken off from the wagon.
- Havi: A ditch was dug so the cart would break a wheel. This was an ambush.
Havi looked at the cart itself, tipped on its side.
- Havi: This cart bears the sign of Aegir.
The trunk of a nearby tree was broken through.
- Havi: Something huge was dragged this way. If it was Aegir's cauldron they dragged through here, it must be large indeed.
Havi followed the trail of turned earth and broken trees.
- Havi: The trail of destruction leads toward that giant root.
At the end of the trail lay a small, makeshift altar with a severed hog's head upon it.
- Havi: They slaughtered that animal for it's innards and used them in their ritual. Likely the thieves employed this magic to hide their loot.
A little further on, Havi found a giant mitten.
- Havi: The mitten of the great Jotun Skrýmir, dropped here long ago. Maybe the thieves took their burden inside.
Havi entered the mitten, the interior well-padded with red moss and clouded by mist.
- Havi: Soft moss, all around. Hard to imagine this place once fitted a hand.
Inside the mitten, Havi found a cave. He reached a metal gate and saw through it a large wooden cauldron and several Jotnar.
- Havi: The missing cauldron. But how did they get it into this cave?
The gate was locked, so Havi looked for another way in. Turning around, he found the entrance to a room had appeared.
- Havi: That was not there before. Hard to know what is real in this realm of illusion.
Inside the room was a Jotun examining a wall of kegs. Havi killed the Jotun and made his way further into the cave. In another room he found several boxes and tables covered in scrolls. He read one of the papers left out.
- Carefully Written Speech:
Know now that this cauldron we have brought before you is our father Hymir's cauldron. The braggart Thor murdered him at sea and stole it from his hall.
Afterwards, he gave it to the traitor Ægir, so that he might throw the Æsir a great feast.
For long ages Ægir has entertained the enemy in our land, making merry while our father lies cold in the ocean. But we have long awaited our moment, and that moment has come at last. Ægir the fool wagered away our father's cauldron, and we, his sons, have seized it!
Drink now, and raise your horns to our father. Drink now in his memory.
Havi entered the cavern where the cauldron sat on a second level, past the Jotnar.
- Havi: There must be a way to reach it.
- The Jotnar spotted Havi and attacked.
- Jotnar: To arms! Aegir sends allies to claim back his cauldron!
- Havi defeated them.
- Havi: This cave is home to these Jotnar. They must have fallen far to live in such cheerless squalor. It seems his sons have been hiding here, awaiting their chance to take it back.
Havi climbed a ladder, in the upper level, he found another note.
- Thief's Plan:
Seems the chief got word someone was thinking of making off with that cauldron of his. Why else would he have locked it up? When I found out who told him, they'll be wearing a bloody necklace.
Still, it's just one lock. He thinks that thing's too big to move, but I know the trick of it. Just a matter of picking my moment.
Suttungr better be grateful when I bring it to him in Utgard. Grateful, and generous.
Killing or sneaking past the Jotnar, Havi crossed a bridge and made his way to the back of the cavern where the cauldron stood.
- Havi: Too big to carry. But things are not always as they seem in Jotunheim.
Havi went around a pillar and the cauldron suddenly appeared the size of a cup. Havi retrieved it.
- Havi: The cauldron has grown smaller. I'm getting the measure of these illusions. This cauldron should be enough to win Suttungr's favor.
(A Gift from the Past incomplete)
- Havi: I could go to Utgard now, but a gift for Gunlodr would improve my chances at getting the Mead.
Havi left the cave for either Utgard or Þrymr's house.
Havi infiltrated the Jötnar encampment and recovered the stolen cauldron.