Curator Ruras is the curator of the Ascalon Athenaeum in Rin. He is on an expedition to bring back valuables antiquities and artifacts from Elona. He first loses his guide and asks you to find him. When you meet him in Poisoned Outcrops he asks you to be his guide. He is not aware that he is dead and is now a ghost.
"This place stinks worse than a pile of Grawl droppings! It reeks of sulfur and it's people haven't an inkling of respect. As soon as I locate just a few more artifacts for my museum, I shall leave this dreadful place and return to Rin."