Obtaining the quest
- Message when quest is obtained: "(sigh) Now my staff is gone. I think you know where to look. Leave that Lupusweed on the table, will you?"
- Journal entry: Merlan's Staff
Explore the Dark Forest until you find the werewolf village Lycanthria. Search there until you find a dwelling encounter (Smash through the window!), kill the enemies there (Vargs, Werewolves, and a Greater Werewolf), and claim the staff.
Opens up the next quest: Moonglow Water.