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Today's lesson: if you want something done right, hire out for decent guard. Don't train them yourself.

Really, if this were an actual RPG, this quest would have been one of those you could do at an early level to gain XP, but if you ignored it, it'd still be available to you much later in the game. Sure, the quest is stupidly easy, but then you don't gain nearly as much from it either.
 
    

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.