Our efforts with the Orc Clans and Uthgardt tribes continue and we are close to a breakthrough. The resulting army, already strong, should be enough to bring about the New and Holy Empire. Not all is as smooth as hoped, however, as some meddlers are proving to be of small but growing concern to our cause, interrupting our search for the artifact in Charwood, the Neverwinter Wood, and the ogre caves north of Port Llast.
I have already sent Solomon against these interlopers but he has failed. If you should fail, I will have to take Vardoc from his current tasks and set him upon them.
In other words, do not fail...