You say, 'Hail, Artisan Tar Cordell'
Artisan Tar Cordell says, 'Hello, _____. What brings you back 'ere? Wanted to be 'round yer own [kind] again?'
You say, 'kind'
Artisan Tar Cordell says, 'Aye. A lot of us 'ave returned 'ome these past few months. Seems distrust is brewing among them other races. Now, I don't want to be accused of bigotry, some of those other kind are okay--dwarves and elves are pretty reliable--but the rest... you can't trust 'em. Like them blasted dark elves always plotting something. And those lizard things... don't even get me started with those. Folks don't feel safe out there anymore so they're coming back to the cities for protection. Why do you think I came back to 'ere! To be 'round more 'umans, folks I can [trust]!'
You say, 'trust'
Artisan Tar Cordell says, 'Aye, you know what I mean. We need to stick together, form a unified front and let our enemies know we mean business. In fact, right now I'm making armor for the city militia. Hmm, you look like you'd be good in a fight. Perhaps you'd be interested in these armor designs. I can share my pattern [book] or even my armor [patterns] with you provided you don't go blabbing my trade secrets to no dark elves. Can't trust those kind!'
You say, 'book'
Artisan Tar Cordell says, 'Excellent, I can make you a pattern book, but first I'm gonna need some materials. Bring me a fire beetle carapace for the cover, a patch of zombie skin for the pages, a golden bandit tooth for the clasp, and a lion tail to grind down and make a salve which will protect and preserve the finished product. I hear these resources can be found in Western Karana. Once I have these things, I can create the pattern book for ya.'
You say, 'patterns'
Artisan Tar Cordell says, 'Aye, I can give you these patterns provided you can help me with some information for Qeynos. What do ya say? Can you help ol' Tar out? I need someone to spearhead expeditions where I will need you to make some impressions of things found on bodies of creatures you slay. It may seem odd, but the information is really useful. I will give you an impression book that you can use to make impressions of certain patterns that you find out in the world. This book will magically take deep impressions or even just surface patterns. I can reward you with some armor patterns for yer efforts. You know the drill. The more the danger, the more the reward! Choose wisely, now.'
This opens a list of tasks.