The best course of action at this point is to assume that, regardless of what the naga are up to, they will eventually move to secure the island for their own. We need to take aggressive steps to counter that threat before it is too late.
Bring me ten Hatecrest Scales that are in good condition; it should be obvious to you how to acquire them. You'll cut your teeth on the naga for the first time, and we'll have a weakened naga presence on Sardor Isle - both are prospects that play to our advantage.
<name>, if you're here to verify the task given to you, then excellent - it is ten Hatecrest scales I seek. If you are here for chit-chat, then I am currently unavailable for such trivialities.
Know this - we night elves are not warmongers. Our race is dedicated to the preservation of peace and harmony. This does not mean, however, that we will not proactively protect our own interests. This is my duty to General Feathermoon, and to the stronghold.
Yes, yes, these scales are more than satisfactory. Actually, I think I will send these down to Pratt for him to take a look at. Maybe he can craft something useful out of them.
As for you, I have another mission I want to send you on. But first, here is your bounty for the scales. Your continued service to the General and Feathermoon Stronghold at large is a blessing in the face of adversity.