Orik Stevaldson is a famous skald from the Northlands. He is a repository of Aerne’s lore and songs. Encountered at the Dryad’s Rest Inn, he was consulted by Ben about legends regarding the soul trapped in his blade, Laurelyth Daladrim. Orik did indeed recognize the name and knew a song called the Lady and the Bandit King, in which a Lady Laurelyth is mentioned. He gave Ben a few leads based on that knowledge.