While in Tyr, the party is approached by a dwarf messenger in the marketplace. He hands you a sheet of rolled papyrus, sealed with a wax mark depicting three dragonflies. Inside is written the following :
Greetings from House Shom.
We've sent messengers throughout Tyr to deliver this communication to those of mercenary guise. If you be such, and you wish to earn a great reward, read on.
Desert raiders harass and disrupt our caravans, yet the Revolutionary Council of Tyr will not lift a finger to help. Thus, honest merchants must find aid elsewhere.
The raiders claim that our caravans know the site of a ruined temple called the Face in the Stone. They claim that if we give up the location, their attacks will cease. But we know nothing of the ruin. Moreover, a Shom caravan seeking to find the Face in the Stone never returned.
Our request is this: Find the Face in the Stone, learn the fate of our lost caravan, and provide assistance to any survivors. All we have concerning the ruin's location is a line from an old poem: "Where the devil's horn threads the tunnel in the sky, a stony visage rarely blinks its hollow eye."
Return with your findings to our emporium in Tyr, and you will be heralded as heroes of House Shom.
Regards, Delem Shom
You spoke with the representatives of House Shom, who claim the site's general location is supposedly in the wilderness-a few days' trek northeast of Tyr. However, despite your queries, no one in the city-state seems to know anything more about the precise location of the Face in the Stone, so it's up to all of you to find the location on your own. Having House Shom indebted to you is too good a deal to pass up.