Magic Has Gone Awry
Stone Scout had been captured about a week before you rescued him from hobgoblins and trolls.
Stone Scout is a master weaponsmith and can be found bantering with Apple over how to make and maintain her forge fire.
He was actually looking for his brother Bey to try to get his brother to come back and take his rightful place as heir and produce the requisite offspring before he gets too old. His goal is to get Bey to leave Kreya and their unnatural relationship behind. He’s failed at this the last two times, but third time’s the charm, right?