As you walk north of Ulli's Potato Field you'll come across a small village that have seen it's share of war. There's not a building that hasn't been partially burned or destroyed. A little farther north brings you right into the middle of a skirmish between Urthamark soldiers and the vanguard of the Dark Army. As you help out in defeating the Dark combatants, an injured soldier draws your attention. He explains that his squad was looking for the origins of the 'Crusade' and were ambushed by it's followers. He asks that you go and warn his superior about the crisis.
Warn our officer!
Those villains, it was... an ambush! They came... out of the blue. We... were looking for... the Crusade's base. Please... Warn our officer! We can't allow... any more men to fall!
Head a short distance southwest of the burned-out village and you'll find Officer Wendelin in a small camp. You tell him of Athur's and his patrol's unfortunate demise. He takes the news badly. Seems the Unholy Crusade has been giving his troops a hard time lately. He asks for a moment to collect his thoughts. Speaking to him again will start the next quest in this chain, Alleviation
Dead? They're all dead? That's bad news. Yes it's true. This Unholy Crusade - which is what they call themselves - has been giving us a hard time lately.
Thank you for this warning. Now I have to think about what to do next.
Hirelings and Escorts