'Alas, Name, I have proven a coward when I should show no fear. When I was scouting for the location of Burgul-stazg, I was swarmed by bats. These vile creatures were not the cause of me fear, however; among them was a great creature that emanated terror. I have no doubt that it was a vampire, such as those which once dwelt in the lands ages past.
'In my terror, I dropped my satchel. It contains many items which may be of use to the Enemy and must be retrieved, but I cannot face that creature again. I ask you to face Carcharan and recover my satchel.
'Carcharan inhabits a cave in Gorotham to the north-east if here, beyond Burgul-stazg. While you are about this task, please slay as many of those vile bats as you can.'
Many dark and vile creatures dwell beneath the eaves of southern Mirkwood. Among these are terrible bats...some of which are creatures of an ancient age.
Lavanferon has asked you to recover his lost satchel and to defeat the bats of Mirkwood, including the vampire, Carcharan.
You should return to Lavanferon with news of your victory against Carcharan.