Sacred 2:The Sick Hermit
Talk to the Sick Hermit to learn that only a local witch can make the medicine to save him.
Collect some herbs for me and take them to a witch!
I'm running a high fever, stranger. If you don't help me, I will die. Please collect some of the herbs that only grow in the mine not far from here and take them to a herb woman in the village. Only she can help me now...
He gives you a key, so now you can go into the locked mine just to the south of him (you will have walked past it to reach him) and collect the herbs. There is a mixture of rats and bats in the cave, along with a couple of earth elementals, but nothing really dangerous. Work your way around the cave collecting the herbs until you have all 8.
So the hermit sends you. These are very rare herbs. I can offer you a good price for them. All the hermit can offer you is some words of gratitude.
You must really like the old fool...here, take the medicine to him.
Return to the Sick Hermit for your reward - no gold, but much more experience.
Thank you for not giving in to the temptation of selling these herbs to the witch. Instead you chose to save my life. I will soon feel better, noble wanderer.