On returning to Goldshire, I got my first real task. There are reports of kobolds overrunning the nearby Fargodeep Mine, and I've been sent to clear them out.
Compared to the orcs that invaded Northshire, kobolds are little more than rats, and I was able to quickly clear them out. While I'm here, I might as well practice some of those skills I learned in Stormwind.
As I left, I was flagged down by the matron of the nearby Stonefeld Farm. It seems that their prize sow has gotten too big to handle, and has developed a bit of an aggressive streak. It's a shame that she has to be put down, but I imagine that the Stonefelds will be eating well for a couple weeks.
I was also able to recover some jewellery stolen from one of the Stonefelds by the kobold leader.
One of the farmers in Northshire used to joke that the reward for a job well done is more work. I understand what he meant by that now. When I got back to Marshal Dughan, he didn't even thank me, he just told me that there are more kobolds in the Jasperlode Mine, and since I did such a good job at Fargodeep, he'd appreciate it if I could look into Jasperlode as well, and report my findings to Guard Thomas near the logging camp out there. Oh, and on your way past, could you do something about the murlocs in Crystal Lake?
Well, I guess this is what I had asked for, isn't it? I'm not so sure it's what I expected though.