This quest is acquired from a half-elf named Sharel, who can be found in the courtyard of a newly established settlement in the North Narlmarches. Sharel has found himself in a bit of a sticky situation; accused of theft in the capital, and captured here on the run. He asks that you visit the capital and speak with the merchant Hassuf, who will supposedly clear his name.
You’ll find Hassuf in his usual place at your capital; in the centre of the main square with the other merchants. Speak with him and select the dialogue option “The guards were told that a half-elf named Sharel robbed you. Is this true?”. Hassuf will respond by assuring you that Sharel did no such thing. Instead, it turns out that Sharel borrowed some money from Hassuf to open a new shop.
Once Hassuf provides you with the documents as proof of Sharel’s innocence, the journal won’t automatically update. However, you can now return to Sharel at your settlement in the North Narlmarches to prove his innocence. Select the dialogue option according to your alignment to earn 600 Experience and free Sharel from his bonds. Listen to Sharel as he thanks you profusely and take note of his intention to open a shop.
With the quest complete, you can now manage your new village and purchase Sharel’s Sewing Shop. Be sure to return to the village after 10 days have passed to see how business is going and inspect the wares.