The Dwarven Graveyard is located in the southeastern mountains of the wilderness map. It cannot be found until the PC talks to Thrundarr about "portal". The portal seals the lower parts of the CoC until the PC finishes this quest or removes Thrundarr from his location in Dwarftown and 'h'andles the lever controlling the portal. It is most definitely worth doing the quest, since two artifacts can be found in the graveyard.
There have been conflicting reports about the rewards Thrundarr provides for accomplishing this quest. It is always equipment, though the status varies. Whether holy water is poured on Griff's grave seems to make little difference in this preliminary examination:
Griff destroyed in melee, no holy water poured on grave:
uncursed wand of digging (0 charges) uncursed wand of fireballs (1 charge) heap of 6 blessed potions of extra healinga different PC, same scenario:
uncursed wand of digging (5 charges) uncursed wand of fireballs (1 charge) heap of 3 blessed potions of extra healingGriff destroyed in melee, poured holy water on grave afterwards:
uncursed wand of digging (5 charges) uncursed wand of fireballs (3 charges) heap of 4 blessed potions of extra healingGriff destroyed by pouring holy water on grave:
blessed wand of digging (2 charges) uncursed wand of fireballs (2 charges) heap of 8 blessed potions of extra healingUsing holy water on Griff's grave produces the message:
You pour some water on the ground. You are overcome by feelings of gratefulness.
If the PC has a limited supply of undead slaying ammo use it very sparingly, if at all. It will be needed in the underground level.
The center of the plain contains a small building that leads to the underground level.
There are two artifacts hidden in Nonnak's lair. The elemental gauntlets are found in a hidden room in the center of the eastern wall. They are guarded by a bone golem and are almost always located on a trap. The bone golem is not difficult to defeat for a PC that has made it through the dwarven graveyard. The Sword of Nonnak is located in Griff Bloodax's grave in the center of Nonnak's lair. It is necessary to have some means of digging to retrieve it. The sword is quite important for Wizards, Mindcrafters and other classes dependent upon Willpower. It grants +5 to Willpower. Note that digging up Griff's grave to retrieve the sword is a chaotic act, like any grave digging.