From macfoo on the Chat:
Met a character called Haigha, who says:
I have a message that the operatives of the directory will find valuable, if my tardiness ay be forgiven
An associate of mine wants to help you find something you are looking for, but requires a small task of your first
He asks that you acquire one gross of Shiny Red Apples and bring the to him in the Coldridge Valley. He is waiting for you. Good luck.
Apparently they have to buy the apples.