Speak with Tabetha.
It is time, <name>, for you to speak with Tabetha... the hermit of Dustwallow Marsh. She will instruct you on the creation of a powerful mage's implement.
Tabetha's shack lies deep in Dustwallow Marsh, west of Theramore.
Ah, yes. You are here for an orb or a staff, <name>? Very well. I will aid you in its construction.
But be forewarned--the process is a perilous one and could mean your death.
Or my death. Definitely someone's death...
But let's hope it's someone else's death, eh?