This quest is acquired from Professor Kenric. He informs you that one of his assistants, Colette, is working on a research project to the north east. Head to Colette’s location on the map, where you’ll find her under attack from three wild beasts. Defeat the beasts and then speak with Colette, who will ask you to meet her at the ruins to the north.
The easiest way to get to the ruins is by establishing the Cliffside Camp, just north west of where the marker for Colette is centered. Once the camp is established, head south and take the Cliffside Path. You will find Colette in the lower regions of the ruins. After speaking with Colette in the ruins, the quest will complete.