“A petite, one-eared fellow knocked on our door. I had heard of him before. He seeks answers from the Obscured, pestering temples of the faith wherever he goes. I was about to dismiss him, but then he shifted into the Autumn Stelgaer before my eyes.
I beckoned him inside at once and sat him down (after he had resumed his form). Then I retrieved the box.
My mother gave me the box, just as she had received it from her mother. Every daughter of our line is instructed to keep the box firmly shut until Galawain’s messenger finds us. I explained this to the little man. We both thought it interesting that he, smaller than his average kin, stood exactly as tall as the box when set upon its end.
We unlatched the lid together. It opened on a small staircase leading down to lightless, impossible depths. Without hesitation, the orlan planted a kiss on my cheek, shouldered his pack, and descended, closing the way behind him. When I opened it again, I found only the bottom of an empty box.
I hope he finds the answers he seeks. Barring that, may his search be a worthy one.”
The subject of this book is likely (but not certainly) referring to Hiravias, a companion from Pillars of Eternity - given the description of a one-eared orlan, mention of his shifting into the Autumn Stelgaer, and his following of Galawain.