"I dearly wish to make a pilgrimage to the site where the great sage Orinth is said to have purified the land long ago. All who travel to this hidden sanctuary are blessed with the Maker's divine protection. I fear to make the trip alone, though. Will no one see me safely there?"
A Pilgrim's Plight is the name given to several separate escort quests. Each gives a base reward of 5,000 G and 3,000 Exp., plus an additional gift.