The Paths of the Damned
Bodahn was a successful merchant in Karak Norn, where he got most of his merchandise from expeditions he hired to scavenge lost outposts in the Underway. In some cases he would join the expeditions himself, though not without hired mercenaries for protection. Bodahn views his looting of the Underway not as a crime but as a way to save relics that would otherwise be lost. The deeper and more difficult to reach the outpost, the more Bodahn would pay to locate it, and consequently the more the dwarf thanes would pay for such items that reminded them of the glorious past of the empire.