The Nentir Chronicles
Douven Staul, a rabid explorer of old ruins, recently found a map that revealed the location of a dragon’s tomb not far from the village of Winterhaven. He left some 3 months ago and had not been seen since. His wife was desperately concerned and hired you to try and find him. She has offered a sizable reward for his safe recovery.
As you suspected, kobolds had taken the explorer captive and he was found at the burial site tied up and gagged. Once freed, he thanked you profusely for saving his life and asked that you accompany him back to Fallcrest to claim your reward and reunite him with his loving wife. In appreciation, Douven also offers an enchanted amulet to aid you on your future adventures. He decides to retire as adventuring is far too dangerous for his taste.