"Thank you Gladius; your efforts thus far have been invaluable."
"And you as well, Azure. As a matter of fact, this 'Reige' you spoke of is but one of the problems to be addressed." He lets out a small sigh, mentally resigning himself to explaining this at least three times today. "Another is a mercenary guild known as the Dark Mist. I fear they are too powerful to be disbanded; any attempt to do so would be a costly war that I would wish to avoid. However, I have just learned that they kidnapped the daughter of Symphony Kokinos. I believe you three have crossed paths with him before; he served the forces of darkness during Makuta's last uprising." He pauses to allow them to call up any relevant memories, then continues.
"Do not worry; he has since forsaken that path. However, his daughter is being used as a hostage, enslaving him as a puppet to the Dark Lady of the Mist. I wish to both assure the safety of this child and to remove Symphony from her influence."
"And still there is one more matter to be addressed. Seven weeks ago Vizuna spoke to me of a rise in Skull Spider activity in his Region, which he wished to get to the root of. No one has heard from him since. Four weeks ago I hired Pheore, another you may remember from your previous travels, to look into his disappearance. She, too, seems to have disappeared. It seems something grave is occurring in the jungles to the south, and I need capable souls to investigate." Ekimu looks between the three of them.
"All of you are brave, skilled, and resourceful, but this is too much for you to handle alone. I intend to send Blaze to assist you, as well as one known as the Collected, but even then I ask that you search for more help, be it from those you fought alongside against Makuta or new allies you find along the way."
"Good," Ekimu says, relief evident in his voice and face. "How you approach this issues is up to you; I can only thank you for trying. But before we go any further, is there anything you can tell us about Reige?" He directs this to Azure. (@Tarkur)