From out of the shadows walks a finely dressed being with the form of a man, but the feature of a stately heron. He wears the finest clothes and jewelry and carries an ornate wooden staff the color of bleached bone. "My lord, The Laughing Man, wishes me to offer his assistance in your quest. He can remove the threat of the dark goddess' return forever, if you wish it."
Edit: Dinner time, be back tomorrow for your answer.