Lord Tyrell Marsan tells you, "You're here to volunteer? Good, good! I could use some volunteers. Now, listen well."
Lord Marsan gestures to the southwest.
Lord Tyrell Marsan tells you, "I've been given orders - by Her Majesty herself, no less - to arrange for safe transit from Plateau Village to Fort Tethana. Her Majesty's going to finally do something about Teth - don't know what, myself. Maybe she's going to attack the renegades, maybe she's going to remind those Fort Tethana vagabonds where their loyalties belong!"
Lord Tyrell Marsan tells you, "It's my job to make sure that the army reaches the Northern Direlands, and to make sure that the troops get their supplies after they've wandered through here."
Lord Tyrell Marsan tells you, "Problem is, some Viamontians have set up a castle seemingly overnight in our path. Spies report that they may have originated from Bluespire. It may be worth your time to check out that report. There's also a long-standing Renegade Tumerok fortress along the way, though their fortifications aren't nearly so frightening."
Lord Tyrell Marsan tells you, "So your job, should you choose to accept it, is to clear a patch for the army by defeating the inhabitants of either fortification - both, if possible. It's often customary, when you win a battle, to take the colors of the other side, so that's how I'd like you to prove that the job's done - bring back the pennants of the opposing force. And, if you should happen to find any intelligence about what the blue bastards are up to, you let me know."