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Oathman Mertis Othren,
It brought me great joy to hear you accept my contract. You come highly recommended, despite your arcane handicaps. This task requires discretion and, I fear, some measure of martial prowess. If the stories are true, you possess both in ample measure.
The task is simple: travel to Vos and keep watch for Sun-in-Shadow's associate. Once this henchman chooses a plot, swoop in, secure the deed, and make haste to a secluded spot. Use the enclosed calling-crystal to signal me. I will travel to your location and exchange the second half of your fee for the deed. While I'd prefer a clean and bloodless acquisition, do not hesitate to use lethal force if necessary.
I hope my faith in you is not misplaced. Remember, you serve Great House Telvanni. Bring honor to yourself and your house.
- This is listed as "Letter to Mertis" in the collection, however, the quest item is "Mertis's Instructions."