Sire, we must soon contend not only with the Demon, but also with its summoner; my former master, Ashan Skotadi. After all you've done, you’re owed an explanation... Ashan is the leader of the Darkeyne Coven, an unholy society of liches and necromancers…of which I was sadly once a novice. Judge me if you must, but know that I have since renounced their evil, and seek only their destruction – and that I know many of their secrets. One of these will be of great use when the time comes to deal with Skotadi face to face. He bears a most fearsome weapon; a magical staff that can turn any mortal to stone.
The only shield known to withstand its powers was buried long ago by Skatodi himself... know where it's buried. Its tomb is well secured; with the keys for its many locks scattered throughout Battlegrounds across Stormfall. Find as many as you can – I'll see what I can do about the rest.