The Task at Hand.
Where to find
I need the Shadow Mastiff alive and intact - if that is not the case, the second half of your payment shall be forfeit upon your return to Baldur's Gate. I have generously paid a large amount of gold in advance, and have supplied all the necessaries you shall require to see this endeavour done correctly. They say you are unmatched as a poacher - for your sake, I hope that is no exaggeration.