No matter how you answer, he will accept that you mean no harm and leave you alone. If you choose to answer response 2 both times, however, you can learn something rather more substantive than previous rumors about the iron shortage.
In your JournalEdit
- Triggered By: Speaking to Bardolan, choosing dialog option 2 twice.
- Journal Section: Quests
- Quest Title: Troubles in the Region
- Entry Title: Troubles in the Region
Apparently the iron coming out of the Nashkel mines is "rotten" and there are "demons" in the lower levels. Furthermore, a member of the guard named Brage went on a murderous rampage and is still loose. Nashkel is a troubled city indeed.