Origins of Magic
The Mayor of Vadian.
Although not known for his abilities in melee combat, he has been trained in the uses of an axe for personal defense. For the most part he sticks with his bow in combat, which he has trained with every day for years.
Being agitated by the men who wore the symbol you spoke of, he offered to give you reinforcements to find and kill those men. Before he could the village was attacked by several huge elementals and his troops were severely depleted after the assualt. Also, Vadian was in shambles and he would need all his men to help rebuild. He wishes you the best of luck in your travels.