I went back to the glass mines and sure enough there was a big haul of stuff and my wonderful boots were in there!
I was so happy with my boots, when I got to Vivec to get the boat to Ebonheart I was speeding right along did a big jump and went right over the boat into the water
I felt like such a glutz, but it was fun. I increased my athletic attribute to I think it said 84 for that mistake.
Pokey, I'm trying to get to the stupid weather machine now. I did the duel also-the King has got a very nasty way of testing the "right" people.
Thanks Magic for the input, I wasn't sure about wanting to start the weather machine, but since it will end then I'll keep trying to get to it.