'Ferndur the Virulent would be worrisome enough, Name, but he has hired a mercenary band, and they have been prowling about the grounds of the Lost Temple. It is highly unusual, and I do not know why Ferndur would deign to work with such Men. It is my understanding that the desires of Men are beneath the notice of such creatures as the Gaunt-lords.
'But this mercenary band is certainly in the employ of the Gaunt-lord. Make your way through the grounds, and you will see it is so; enter the crypts and look for signs of what Ferndur is planning.'
Ithriel has told you that the Gaunt-lord Ferndúr the Virulent has come to the Lost Temple for some unknown purpose.
The crypts of the Lost Temple are beyond the grounds of the temple.
Ithriel has asked you to fight the mercenary band hired by Ferndúr as you make your way across the temple-grounds.
The mercenary Scristan is seriously injured just within the entrance to the crypts of the Lost Temple.
You have found an injured mercenary, but he makes no hostile sign.