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This is the nature of a lot of fetch quests. "Get me this item because I want it, but I'm trusting you not to sell it because I have something you want." But then, normally what the quest-giver has for you is some random, dinky item or money. Whoo. I can fetch more for your item if I sell it myself, thank you.

Admittedly, the Old Man wouldn't know this part of the story, but it does help to flesh out the plot a little.
 
    

When evil spreads across the land, and darkness rises and the monsters roam. When the creatures of the night make beautiful music, and the things that go bump in the night go bump with greater enthusiasm. When the world is in peril and is in need of a hero...

These guys are, sadly, the best the world can hope for. These are the adventures of the heroes of CVRPG. They mean well, they try hard, and occasionally they do the impossible...

They actually do something heroic.