"I suppose we all have to make do in these dark times, and we certainly can't have you facing these invaders empty handed. Let me have a look around here. I might have something lying about that could serve as a weapon or armor."
- - Old Duffer, Quest Introductorys Text: The Emperor's Mandate I
The man known as Old Duffer has been given the rather onerous task of properly arming those recruited into the Nordland military as they pass through the camp established near the Grey Lady Coaching Inn. Overworked and running low on equipment, his job becomes more and more difficult to complete as more pass through the area. And without proper equipment, much of what he can give out will likely be claimed from their former owner's corpse as it lies at the feet of a Norse invader.
"Be off I said! Lieutenant Wilhem's the one you want!"
- - Matthias Gelt, Quest In-Progress Text: The Emperor's Mandate I