|Just another day in ASE|
That quest is to retrieve a certain quantity of raw protonium ore for their patron, an old and clever dragon. They know that they can find this in a place called Mount Rendon, and to gain entrance to this mountain they must obtain a small quantity of what is known as "sick rock" i.e. uranium.
Towards the end of a fun little picaresque journey from their portal to Denethix, the party got its hands on this very material in the traditional way (i.e. they beat-up some lion men). ASE provides a nice little lair dungeon to make this happen, so I ran that and the PCs won the prize.
But then they lost it. It wasn't really their fault. Well, actually, they sort of panicked and let it be known that they had found the wizard's lost sick rock. After being thanked and rewarded, the authorities took custody of the stuff and sent the PCs on their way. So now what?