Maybe I can find someone in the village who knows how I can get a writ of protection.
There are two ways to approach this...
If you gave Dagwa food, talk to her again and the quest will update. If you declined to give her food when she first talks to you, this option won't be available to you.
Either way, your quest log will update:
I've been told there's a smuggler's path that will allow me to avoid passing through the gate completely. I should find it!
Once you go to the red "X" on the map just north of Bayan and behind the graveyard, the quest will update again:
I found the trail head to the path that will let me avoid the gate. Wonder where I will come out if I take it...?
On the smuggler's path, there are four Varns (one is a mage), two Cheetahs, and two Warthogs. There are also two locked chests, one in each of the Varn camps. Once you reach the second red "X" the quest is completed.
On my way to Hatmandor I was stopped by two guards at the city gate, demanding what they called a writ of protection... some document I needed to pass through. With a little wit I found a way around. Now it's no longer a concern.
Writ of ProtectionEdit
Talk to Lewsam the Gravedigger and accept his Lost head quest. Next, talk to Thome the Scribe in Bayan to get the Scribe's Inkwell quest. Return the inkwell to Thome, as opposed to Flora (see above), and he will forge a Writ of Protection for you. Once you show Odval the Writ of Protection, this quest will be marked complete.
On my way to Hatmandor I was stopped by two guards at the city gate, demanding what they called a writ of protection... some document I needed to pass through. With a little wit I found a way to obtain one and now it's no longer a concern.
- It is possible to unlock the smuggler's path and get a Writ of Protection by talking to Dagwa before presenting the Writ to Odval. If you do this, this quest won't be completed until you travel through the smuggler's path (presenting the Writ has no effect on the quest log).