For this quest it is recommended to be battle ready. A low level (lvl 2 or up) should have no significant problems dealing with this quest.
As for the location:
Scout Jalenthil is located near the cave south-west of Sloeford as indicated on the map above. Follow the yellow line, to lead you straight to the questgiver.
Now begins the hard work. Scout Jalenthil will ask you to enter the cave next to him, and retrieve his map.
In this cave you'll find some low level rat, giant bats and
Jade Buccaneer pirates.
To get to the map, follow this overview of the cave, going by the red line.
Once you have retrieved the map, you can either take the other part of the circular cave, and beat some more monsters for the experience, or you can follow the same, safe, route and free yourself from having to slay creatures on your way back.
When you leave the cave, Scout Jalenthil should still be where he was, right on your screen. Click on him to complete your quest, and rake in your financial reward and experience.
A lot of pirates seem to be roaming this area. An intercepted message mentioned a map in a cave, and that it's marked with all the landing sites of these raiders. A High Elf scout asked me to go to the cave and get the map. He's afraid of the rate there. Tsk...!
I did it. I got the map! Now I have to get out of here and deliver it.
The map is in the scout's hands. This should ruin the pirate's plans for now!
- Note 1: In the cave, it is highly recommended to use spells or attacks with an 'area of effect'. Though the monsters are not strong, they are certainly numerous. Being able to hit, and due to their low lifepoints, slay multiple opponents at a time, significantly reduces your time spent in the cave
- note 2: Inside the cave there are numerous crates ready to be opened, reavealing loot and gold. Since this quest is probably one in your early stages of the game, it's an easy way to gather gold and equipment for your new character.
- note 3: When you leave the cave, you might be 'jumped' by the High Elf thieves outside the cave. Make sure you are prepared for them when you exit the cave. Again, a lvl 2-3+ character should have no significant problem dealing with the Thieves.
- Note: watch out for traps in the cave as they can kill a low level character before you realise what's happening