Hey I may just be stupid. But I have no way of acquiring a iron spear (or better) to complete this quest. As the usual way to get a spear (killing hobogoblins/tribesman) you get salvaged equipment? So how on earth do I get a spear.
It would seem that we are able to purchase the item from the Warrior's Guild weapon store on the second floor. I believe that may be the only way of obtaining one pre-quest completion now.
“Eragon looked back at him, confused. "I don't understand."
Of course you don't," said Brom impatiently. "That's why I'm teaching you and not the other way around.”