Start: Holger Tanner
'Oh, stranger, perhaps you will hear my sad story. I was a member of a group of merchants who were crossing the North Downs when we encountered a party of marauding Orcs.
'We fled from them, but did not escape tragedy. We encamped not far south of here, in a place I later learned was called the Snares, and with good reason. As we slept, our camp was raided by spiders! Only I escaped and was rescued by these Rangers.
'One of my companions was bearing a pouch of valuable gems on his person, which we were taking to Othrikar for trade. I do not doubt that it was still on his body when the spiders dragged him off. Could you go to the spider-lair and retrieve it? Without it, I will be destitute. The lair is to the south of here.'
Holger Tanner is the survivor of a party of merchants ambushed by spiders in the Kingsfell. The merchants were carrying a valuable pouch of gems, which the spiders dragged off with one of the bodies.
1. The lost pouch of gems is somewhere in the area called the Snares, south of Esteldín.
Holger Tanner, a merchant who escaped an attack by spiders, has asked you to recover his companions' missing pouch of gems from the spiders' lair.
2. Holger Tanner is at Esteldín.
Holger Tanner, a merchant who escaped an attack by spiders, has asked you to recover his companions' missing pouch of gems.