Madness has gripped the nations of the North, or perhaps Glory and honor. The north has marshaled an army of 10,000 men to retake Malkier from the Blight. Tales of the Golden Crane flying again are abroad and the bravery of a young Lord as the key to rallying the people. Even now the Army marches to Shienar to make camp for the winter before retaking Malkier.
Word from the north comes, describing a man claiming to have seen the Horn of Valere North of Tarwin's Gap during an Borderguard foray into the Blight. He is paying 20 Silver Marks for brave souls to help him retrieve the legendary item and bring it back to Fal Dara safely.