Revenge of the Merchants
DISCLAIMER: Your Steps and Tasks may be different
The third of the Wood Ogre quests, which you can get at 22.
Return to Langston Fall, in the shed West of the tower at Caer Ulfwych; he has more work for you. He says that Lord Ulfwych thought that things would be better now, but they've lost another caravan â€“ full of Langston's stuff. The wood ogres are back in full force; will you help? He sends you to confront Lord Ulfwych.
1) Lord Ulfwych is just inside the tower on the left. He says he know why you're here, and that he's preparing an official report which blames Hunter Valdis for all the problems. Hunter Valdis has been wasting time hunting down their supposed leader when there can't be one because they're only animals. Lord Ulfwych tells you to go back to where you found the wood ogre raiders the first time and wipe them all out, and he will pay you -- out of Hunter Valdis' wages.
2) Although the conversation text from Lord Ulfwych doesn't give you a clue, your journal at this point gives you the choice of killing off the wood ogre raiders as requested, or going to talk with Hunter Valdis. While I'm not sympathetic with Hunter Valdis at this point, Lord Valdis is a jerk â€“ I mean, really, you don't dis your people in front of strangers, or spend your time writing CYA memos. The penultimate pally.
I don't know what happens if you follow Lord Ulfwych's instructions. However, the wood ogre raiders are still about halfway up the hill / ridge which is North of the road as you approach the tower. Kill them all.
In any case, I went to talk to Hunter Valdis, in the tower at loc = 20.5, 53.7. He compliments you for figuring out that wiping out the raiders will only cause the wood ogre leader to recruit even more. The only way to really stop them is to take out the wood ogre warlord.
At this point the quest ends, without the usual "You have completed . . . " flash unless I blinked. Pretty easy! You get:
reward: (at 23) 1,500,000 xp; 21 silver.
If you are only 22 Hunter Valdis tells you to come back when you're older. If you're 23 or over the conversation just segues into the intro to the next quest â€“ Wood Ogre Strikes Back.