I returned the axe, long rested and talked to Brok who says he is ready. My journal says Brok is ready go to the Redscar Gate Gall and meet the orc that will help me. I can't find him anywhere else and he just stays in his tribe home and cannot be talked to again. I tried going to the gate behind the wall hanging where the Emperor was and it is inactive. Don't know if it has hung up or if I just can't see or figure out where I am supposed to go.
Just a beer .... nothing else matter.