<snark>Smaug dies in The Hobbit.</snark>
As I re-read the classic book, I'm struck by the details that offer adventure opportunities. We learn what happens to Laketown, the Master, Bard and many others east of Mirkwood and in the shadow of the Lonely Mountain.
But it is this passage that I'm curious if The One Ring visits, set in the 60+ years between the end of The Hobbit and The Fellowship of the Ring
[The people of Laketown] removed northward higher up the shore; for ever after they had a dread of the water where the dragon lay. He would never again return to his golden bed, but was stretched cold as stone, twisted upon the floor of the shallows. There for ages his huge bones could be seen in calm weather amid the ruined piles of the old town. But few dared to cross the cursed spot, and none dared to dive into the shivering water or recover the precious stones that fell from his rotting carcass.
There is so much to enjoy in the above passage.
Is Laketown, Smaug and the region given much detail in The One Ring and if so, do we see opportunities to explore unanswered or open questions from the book and/or create new adventures in the region?